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AIA-NJ to Host Annual Design Conference

Oct. 20 in Somerset, N.J.

AIA New Jersey Design Conference to Include Rutgers Campus Tour, Keynote on University’s Master Plan as well as annual Design Awards

 

WHAT:            

The biggest names in New Jersey architecture will meet for a full-day architectural affair, culminating in a panel review of AIA-NJ’s annual design award submissions. In addition to the Design Awards Reception, the conference will feature a trade show as well as seminars on a range of topics, from women in architecture to emerging technologies for architects. In recognition of the 250th anniversary of Rutgers University, the opening keynote will focus on Rutgers University’s master plan, while the annual architectural tour will be a walk-through of the New Brunswick College Avenue Campus, discussing the campus’ history, recently constructed buildings and what the future holds in store.

WHO: 

Keynote 1: Frank Wong, Rutgers Executive Director of University Planning and Development on the topic of “Rutgers University Master Plan, Then and Now”

Keynote 2: Stephen Chrisman, Senior Associate at Ferguson & Shamamian Architects on the topic of “New Traditional Architecture: The Work of Ferguson & Shamamian Architects”

Keynote 4: Rick Joy, AIA, renowned architect and former visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design on the topic of “Taking the Time”

 

WHEN:

      Design Conference – Thursday, October 20, 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Highlights include:

-Rutgers Keynote – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

-“Women in Architecture” seminar – 10:15 – 11:15

-Walking Tour of Rutgers University – 10:15 – 12:15

-Design Awards Reception – October 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

-Showcase New Jersey Architects’ Projects – October 20, 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

 WHERE:

The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ

 

FIND MORE:

www.aia-nj.org

Design Conference 2016 Happenings…

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Speakers, Keynotes, Tours and the Design Awards are just a few of the offerings at the 2016 Design Conference.

Rutgers University Master Plan, Then and Now:

Speakers: Andrew P. Burian, AIA, Jeffrey Livingston, RA , Susan J. Ryan, RA , Frank Wong

Emerging Technologies in Architecture: A Panel Discussion

Moderator: Christian Jordan, AIA Philadelphia University

Panelists: Christopher Connock (KieranTimberlake),

Petra Stanev, RA, LEED AP, (StanevPotts Architects)

Ryan Lohbauer, RA, StanevPotts Architects Eric Oskey, RA, Moto Designshop

Rutgers University Tour

Speaker: Andrew Burian, AIA, Rutgers University

New Traditional Architecture: The Work of Ferguson & Shamamian Architects

Speakers: Stephen Chrisman, Ferguson & Shamamian Architects

Profit…Then Art:12 Steps to Business Success in Architecture

Speaker: Mark LePage, AIA,EntreArchitect.com

and More…

 

See the whole Schedule…  Learn details… Register today…  

 

2016 Design Conference – Registration Open

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aianj_dc2016at The Palace at Somerset Park

333 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Join AIA New Jersey at the one day conference dedicated to design, technology and tradition.  Take a tour of Rutgers University and see the campus transformation.  View the latest in products and technology at the Expo.  Network at the evening reception where the 2016 Design Award and Service Award Winners will be announced.  

Seminar Topics to Include:

Rutgers Masterplan, Then and Now

Women in Architecture, Diversity is Important to Your Business

Emerging Technologies in Architecture

New Traditional Architecture

Profit…then Art

The Works of Award Winning Architect Rick Joy, AIA

Click on the link to Register

2016 Design Awards Open

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The AIA New Jersey Annual Design Awards Program brings public and professional recognition to architectural projects which exhibit design excellence. Architects are invited to submit their work for review by the distinguished Design Awards Jury.

 

IMPORTANT DATES  

 

October 1, 2016            Deadline to submit Design Awards entry form and fee.

 

October 18, 2016          Submit project boards to:

The Palace at Somerset Park

333 Davidson Avenue

Somerset, NJ 08873

 

October 19, 2016          Design Awards Jury convenes

 

October 20, 2016          Announcement of the Design Awards Winners at the Reception

 


For more information and to register Click Here

 

For More Information

Please call Laura Slomka at 609-393-5690 or email her at [email protected]

NJ State Convention – 3 Weeks Away

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AIANJ State Convention 

Register Now on the convention web page to not miss a single keynote or tour.

Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th.
Hanover Marriott

More information and online Registration:

http://www.aianjconvention.com/

A change is being made to the Friday night event –

The Friday night dinner has been changed to a Reception similar to year’s past.  For those who register for a full two day package or Friday only get the reception included.  If you would like to attend just the Reception with none of the other sessions or keynotes, it will cost $50.00 a la carte, and includes two drinks and hors d’oeuvres.   Announcement of Design Award winners will happen at reception.

If you have already registered for the dinner, you will be receiving an email soon with information about refunds.

This years Convention also hosting a Student Design Competition, entry deadline October 16th.  Find out more online.

Student Design Competition

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AIANJ State Convention

AIA New Jersey State Convention Highlights to Include Michael Graves Retrospective, Annual Design Awards and Tours of Architectural Gems

WHAT:  The biggest names in New Jersey architecture will meet for a two-day convention, highlighted by a panel review of AIA-NJ’s annual design award submissions. In addition to the Design Awards dinner and keynote presentations from several prominent architectural leaders, the convention will feature: Various seminars and roundtables; a trade show; tours of local architectural gems – Wyndham Worldwide Headquarters, Craftsman Farms and the Hebrew Academy of Morris County; and a retrospective on the life of Michael Graves. The two-day event will feature the review of the first-ever student design competition, with New Jersey architecture students vying for a cash prize and recognition of design excellence.

WHO:
Friday Keynote: Shirley Blumberg, Founding Partner of KPMB Architects, on the          topic of “Five Significant Architectural Challenges: Diversity, Inequity, Environment, Building Community and Limited Financial Resources”

Saturday Keynote: Michael Michalowicz, Wall Street Journal and MSNBC commentator, on the topic of “The Pumpkin Plan”

Student Keynote: Obiekwe M. Okolo on the topic of “Kanye Architecture: Just West of Insanity”

 Saturday Roundtable “Discussion with the Deans”:

Thomas R. Fisher, Assoc. AIA, Dean and Professor of Architecture of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota;

Urs P. Gauchat, Hon. AIA, Dean and Professor of Architecture of the NJIT College of Architecture and Design;

Tom Hanrahan, Dean of the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute

WHEN:
Convention – Friday, October 23, 8:00 a.m. – Saturday, October 24, 4:45 p.m.

 Trade Show – October 23, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 Tours:
Hebrew Academy of Morris County, October 23, 10:45-12:15

Wyndham Worldwide, October 23, 2:15-3:45 p.m.

Craftsman Farms, October 24, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

 Design Awards Dinner – October 23, 6:30-10:00 p.m.

 Retrospective of Michael Graves Work – October 24, 3:15-4:45 p.m.

 

WHERE: Hanover Marriott, 1401 NJ-10, Whippany, N.J. 07981

REGISTER: Go to www.aia-nj.org  for more information

or Click Here

2014 Design Awards & Design Conference Changes

red_eagle2014 Design Conference Update

Due to a number of issues this year the 2014 Design Conference previously announce to be held on October 9th has unfortunately been cancelled.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this has cause.

2014 Design Awards Update

The 2014 Design Awards will still be held.  A new drop off location and time has been announced.  The entry registration deadline remains September 30th.  The new Design Awards information is as follows:

Schedule

September 30, 2014 –  Deadline to submit Design Awards entry form and fee
October 6, 2014 –   Submit project boards to the Yankee Club Conference Center at the Arm & Hammer Park, 1 Thunder Road (aka Cass St.), Trenton, NJ. 
October 7, 2014 –  Design Awards Jury convenes
October 9, 2014 –  Exhibition of design submission boards and announcement of  winning  projects
January 9, 2015 –  Presentation of the Design Awards at the Awards Dinner

To find out more information and submission requirements please visit http://www.aia-nj.org
Design Awards Information

Submissions Open for 2014 Design Awards

red_eagleThe AIA New Jersey Annual Design Awards brings public and professional recognition to architectural projects which exhibit design excellence.  AIA member architects are invited to submit their work for review by the distinguished Design Awards Jury, projects must either be located in New Jersey or designed by an AIA New Jersey architect.

Submissions are being accepted for 2014 Design Awards program.

The deadline for this years submissions is September 30, 2014.

Submission guidelines and information can be found on the AIA-NJ website.   The juried awards are given in multiple categories including Built, Un-Built, Residential, Interiors, and Historic Preservation.

 

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Last years the 2013 Design Award winners are:

  • HDR Architecture, based in Princeton, N.J., for their work on two projects: The Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory, a net-zero energy use building at Georgia Tech, and the Leadership Academy, in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.;
  • Shore Point Architecture, based in Ocean Grove, N.J., for their work on Asbury Park J.A.M.S., a community performing arts building in Asbury Park, N.J.;
  • Clarke Caton Hintz, based in Trenton, N.J., for their work on Tillett Hall, an educational facility located on Rutgers University’s transformed Livingston Campus;
  • Studio Hillier, based in Princeton, N.J., for their work on the Urban Trifecta Architectural Design Studio, for their office space;
  • Taiek Kim, a sole proprietor based in Fort Lee, N.J., for his work on the 400 Sylvan Avenue; a unique and creative interior hallway;
  • Mills and Schnoering, based in Princeton, N.J., for their safety and comfort upgrades at the Statue of Liberty National Monument;
  • Interface Studio Architects, based in Philadelphia, Pa., for their work on Affordable Housing Development in Cramer Hill, including two sets of 10-unit buildings in Camden’s Cramer Hill neighborhood;
  • Historica Building Architects, based in Trenton, N.J., for their work on Interior Restoration and Adaptive Use of Iviswold Castle at Felician College in Rutherford, N.J.
  • KSS Architects, based in Princeton, N.J. for their work on two projects: The Eden Autism Services, Education & Outreach Center, a special needs school for approximately 80 students in Princeton, N.J., and the Ehinger Center, a campus hub and gathering space at Drew University in Madison, N.J.;
  • Ballinger, a firm based in Philadelphia, Pa., for their work on the Rutgers University, Institute of Food Nutrition & Health, a laboratory, research center, and lecture space on Rutgers’ Cook Campus;
  • Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, based in New York, N.Y.; for their work on 175 Park Avenue, a building that serves as the headquarters for the publicly-owned real estate firm Realogy in Madison, N.J.;
  • Always by Design, based in Philadelphia, Pa., for their work on the Prospect House, an approximately 2,100 square-foot sustainable shore home in Cape May Point, N.J.
  • Vitetta, a firm based in Philadelphia, P.A., for their work on Duke Farms, a large estate in Hillsborough;
  • ikon.5 architects, based in Princeton, N.J., for their work on the Ithaca Guest House, a sleek guest house in Ithaca, N.Y.;
  • DIGroupArchitecture, based in New Brunswick, N.J., for their work on Memorial Elementary School, the rebuilding of a fire damaged school building in East Brunswick, N.J.

 

2014 Design Conference – Save the Date

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October 9, 2014
Design Conference and Advocacy Day
The Trenton War Memorial

The 2014 Conference will be a full day of continuing education and advocacy.   The announcement of the Design Award winners and networking opportunities at evening reception.
Full Day –  6 LUs. (pending approval)

Watch the AIA-NJ website for more details as they become available

Please Contact Laura Slomka
Email or Call 609-393-5690

2014 AIA-NJ Service Awards Open for Nominations

red_eagleThe AIA-NJ annual Service Awards are given to recognize accomplishments of individuals and firms that have provided distinguishes service to the profession and to the Society.  They are designed to focus on the accomplishments of members and non-members on issues of public awareness of the built environment, service to the community and other non-design aspects of Architecture.

 

Submissions are open for 2014  Service Award  nominations

 

Deadline for submissions – September 12, 2014

All award applications must be received by AIA-NJ before the end of the work day on September 12th.  Additionally, applicants should consult their local AIA component for their deadlines.

Submissions should be mailed or emailed to :   [email protected]

AIA New Jersey
Service Awards Program
414 River View Plaza
Trenton, NJ  08611-3420

Questions please call:  609-393-5690

 

Submission forms for each category can be downloaded below.
More information on the categories can be found at AIA-NJ.org

2014 Distinguished Service Award

2014 Architect of the Year

2014 Firm of the Year

2014 Young Architect of the Year

2014 Intern Architect of the Year

2014 Resident of the Year