Tag Archives: AIA Newark & Suburban

Educating The Architect

Educating The Architect – Where Theory Meets Practice

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The Newark and Suburban section of the AIA has the unique distinction of being home to two architecture schools, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and the newly established Michael Graves College at Kean University.  On Thursday Feb 23rd, 2017, they recently hosted a program to hear each schools’ philosophy on educating the architect and answer questions on their programs.

alex-and-deansPictured L-R: AIA Newark and Suburban President, Alex Gotthelf, AIA, Dean of Michael Graves College of Architecture & Design, Kean University; David Mohney, FAIA and Interim Dean of College of Architecture & Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Tony Schuman

 

 

2017 Newark & Suburban Past Presidents Banquet

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January 21, 2017
Metropolitan Room
at The Newark Club

6 – 11  PM

 

BLACK TIE Optional

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Price will increase on Sunday, January 8 to $175 for regular members/$100 for Associate members

RSVP Deadline noon January 14

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Architects Leadership Program – Montclair

Architects Leadership Corps Continuing Ed Program

Thursday, November 3, 2016
4:30 – 8:30 PM
Montclair, NJ

Two sessions:  Business Leadership and Civic Leadership
3.0 LUs

MORE INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

 

AIAN&S Annual Roundtable

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General Meeting #3 Annual Roundtable Event
Registration will close Wednesday

Roundtable Event Thursday, September 8 
5:30 – Networking/Cash Bar
6:30 – 8:30 – Dinner/Discussion

2 HSW LUs

More Event Info

Free to AIANS Members (Regular, Associate and Allied)
$25 for interns when attending with a member
$50 for all others
  Sponsors:
  Pella Windows and Doors
Stuctural Workshop, LLC

 

CanStruction 2016 – Register Your Build Team

UPDATED information: 9/7/2016

 

2016 Canstruction
Register NOW!

Assemble your team!

Design your can structure!

Help the Community Food Bank of New Jersey

September 12th –  Entry Deadline

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REGISTRATION FORM HERE

Questions?  John DeBrito, AIA:  [email protected]
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2016 Inaugural and Awards Dinner

YOU’RE INVITED!
AIA NEW JERSEY
AIA NEWARK & SUBURBAN ARCHITECTS
INAUGURAL AND AWARDS GALA
 
WHEN: Saturday, January 30, 2016
TIME: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (Cocktails, dinner & dancing, live music)

WHERE: The Park Savoy, Florham Park, NJ 07932

COST: $150 / person ($75 associates/students)

Please RSVP by January 15, 2016
Black tie optional affair celebrates the distinguished service of our past year’s presidents and their boards of trustees at our gala event.

Presentation of our Service Awards, which highlight the best of our organizations members. These awards include; Distinguished Service Award, Architect of the Year, as well as many others.

Attendance between 250-275 attendees. Many of whom are current or past leaders of our two organizations, not to mention several VIPs from AIA National.

We hope you join us for a fun filled evening!
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NJ Canstruction Update

Two Canstruction events are happening in New Jersey this fall.  canstruction

AIA Newark & Suburban is hosting it’s annual Canstruction event to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey at Livingston Mall starting this week.

Build day is Thursday, October 8th, and the structures will be on display until October 18th.    Stop by and see the creative build-outs the teams develop this year – Livingston Mall, Livingston NJ.

Find out more information – at www.aians.org/canstruction-2015/

In South Jersey, the South Jersey Food Bank just finished it’s first annual Canstruction Event at Cherry Hill Mall.  Three teams put their imaginations and architectural skills to the test in the inaugural competition.  Participants included GREYHAWK, a construction management and consulting firm; Lammey & Giorgio, an architectural and planning firm, and Adams Rehmann & Heggan (ARH), a consulting design firm.

The judging panel included representatives from Lockheed Martin, Rowan University’s College of Engineering, Home Depot, and AIA New Jersey (AIA-NJ).  A number of awards were presented at an Awards Ceremony this past Sunday, October 4th.

Greyhawk Construction CAN-Dole

Greyhawk Construction CAN-Dole

Lammey & Giorgio

Lammey & Giorgio
“The Wave”

Adams Rehmann & Heggan CAN-Do

Adams Rehmann & Heggan
CAN-Do “Wit”

Both events are sanctioned by Canstruction®, a non-profit organization that has helped hunger-relief organizations like FBSJ raise 30 million pounds of food through its innovative twist on conducting food drives.

Gruskin Group Takes Honors at AIA Newark & Suburban Competition

Gruskin Group™ Designs SPEEDVEGAS

 

Gruskin Group Takes Honors at AIA Newark & Suburban Competition for Design of Las Vegas’ Premier Driving Experience Venue

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Springfield, NJ, (October 5, 2015) — Gruskin Group has created an award-winning design for SPEEDVEGAS, an exhilarating, 100-acre supercar experience located minutes from the Las Vegas strip.  Scheduled for completion in early 2016, the 1.5-mile Formula One-inspired course includes 60 feet of rising elevation, banked corners and a half-mile straightaway.

According to Kenneth A. Gruskin, AIA, founder and principal of Gruskin Group, “The team designed the entire complex around creating the best possible driving experience for SPEEDVEGAS visitors.  It begins with the track, designed for drivers to experience exotic supercars in all their glory.  The track has a strong visual presence to the adjacent highway as well as from SPEEDVEGAS’ Welcome Center.  Drivers on South Las Vegas Boulevard and the I-15 can view the supercars swooping through the ‘S’ curve up a hill in a long banked curve, and see the exotics accelerating from the starting grid along the track’s merge lane.  This creates an exciting visual canvas of the SPEEDVEGAS experience.”

Gruskin Group designed the master site plan and the 21,000-square-foot Welcome Center to evoke a motorsports character of track and racing facilities, while amplifying the intensity of getting up-close and personal with these exciting vehicles both on and off the track.  Among its key features:

  • The facility incorporates red, yellow, and silver – colors typically associated with racing/motorsports events – which stand out in contrast to the sand coloration of the surrounding terrain.
  • The Welcome Center has exposed structure and mechanical systems, along with a standing seam barrel roof, metal siding, stucco accent walls, industrial-style lighting, and stained concrete flooring to authentically mirror the lean and purposeful engineering aesthetic inherent in exotic cars.  The long exterior horizontal walls feature racing style graphics to enhance the overall visual appeal and excitement.  The facility’s elongated linear design emphasizes the horizontal nature of driving and the blur of traveling at “SPEED!”
  • A “Vegas-sized” sign tops off the Welcome Center and stretches nearly 100 feet.  It features internal and external back lighting to make the building “pop” in the dark desert evenings and provide a Vegas vibe.  The Welcome Center’s interior public spaces are designed to maximize the visceral connection to the track and cars.
  • To conserve energy, the various overhangs were designed to minimize solar heat gain and shade the windows, providing comfortable shaded seating on the exterior terraces.

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President’s Message – A Busy January

The month of January has been a busy one for AIA-NJ.   It was a month of celebration, looking back and looking forward.

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2015 president Kimberly Bunn AIA and 2014 president Kurt Kalafsky c.2015 Hollander Photography

Friday, January 9th was the Annual Awards Gala, the 2015 officers were installed, Design Awards highlighted, Service Awards recipients  honored, and the years scholarship was presented to a local college student.  A wonderful evening was had, and we all expressed excitement for the year to come.

For a list of the honorees and officers see more information on the Awards Gala here.  Congratulations to all winners and honorees that represent the best of AIA New Jersey.

As part of the celebration, my first official events as AIA-NJ president were visiting our local sections to honor our volunteers and incoming officers of the local sections.  Congratulations to our fellow AIA members who have stepped up to serve our organization and make our profession better.

AIA Regional Director Robert Cozzarelli and AIA-NJ President Kimbelry Bunn with Architects League officers. c.2015 Dee Portera Photography

AIA Regional Director Robert Cozzarelli and AIA-NJ President Kimbelry Bunn with Architects League officers.
c.2015 Dee Portera Photography

Thank You to both Architect’s League of Northern NJ and AIA Newark & Suburban for hosting fun events that brought together architects and allied professionals.

The business of AIA-NJ has also gotten off to a busy start.  Our new board will come together for the first board meeting on January 28th.   Planning is underway with NJIT for an IDP Seminar in February for our future architects.  Similarly, a number of committees have been meeting on a number of issues.  We hopefully will have news to share on these in the coming months.

If there is an issue that is important to you regarding our profession, please reach out.

2014 CanStruction

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For the fourth consecutive year, Livingston Mall is hosting CANstruction, a food drive program held in conjunction with The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA-NJ) and their local AIA Newark and Suburban section. The exhibit was on display in the mall through November 2.  An Awards Dinner will be held on November 6th at The Wilshire Hotel in West Orange, see Newark & Suburban website for more information.

Now in its 16th year, CANstruction’s design competition will help fight hunger and benefit local food banks. Architects and designers teamed up for an eight-hour “Build Day” to create structures made entirely from canned foods which are on display through November 2. With Halloween approaching, the theme for this year’s event is “Trick-CAN-Treat”.

After the event, the cans will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) where they will be distributed to different community food programs. CFBNJ, a charitable organization, distributes 40 million pounds of food and groceries each year, providing food for more than 1,000 nonprofit programs. The combined effort of these nonprofit programs serves more than 900,000 people in 18 New Jersey counties.

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