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2017 AIANJ Awards Dinner – January 2017

AIA NEW JERSEY / AIA ARCHITECTS LEAGUE OF NORTHERN NJ INAUGURAL AND AWARDS GALA

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When: Saturday, January 14, 2017

 

Time: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

(Cocktails, Dinner, Dancing & Live Music)

 

Where: Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, 1 International Blvd. Mahwah, NJ 07495

 

  • 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 200-250 attendees. Many of whom are current or past leaders of our two organizations, not to mention several VIPs from AIA National.

 

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AIANJ 2016Service Awards Nominations Open

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Submissions are open for the 2016 AIANJ Service Award nominations.

The AIA NJ annual Service Awards are given to recognize accomplishments of individuals and firms that have provided distinguished 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.

Awards are awarded in the following categories:
• Distinguished Service
• Architect of the Year
• Young Architect of the Year
• Firm of the Year
• Intern Architect of the Year
• Resident of the Year

Submission Deadline is September 16, 2016
For more information or to download Nomination Forms visit our website.

Congratulations to the 2015 AIA NJ Service Award Recipients:

Distinguished Service Award Verity L. Frizzel, AIA
Architect of the Year Robert F. Barranger, AIA
Architectural Firm of the Year Tokarski Millemann Architects
Young Architect of the Year Kyle S. Rendall, AIA
Intern Architect of the Year Alicia Weaver, Associate AIA
Resident of the Year Dr. George Pruitt

AIANJ Honors Service Award Winners

Organization Honors Architects and Firms for Their Exemplary Work in 2015

At their annual awards gala, the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) honored individual members and firms who demonstrated an exceptional commitment to advancing the standards of the architecture profession.

Presented during the gala at the Park Savoy in Florham Park, N.J., AIA-NJ Service Awards honor the work of the state’s most talented and forward-thinking architects and architectural firms.

“With the tremendous amount of talent within AIA New Jersey, the Service Awards give us the chance to recognize and honor recipients for their outstanding commitment to architecture” said Justin Mihalik, AIA who serves as president of AIA-NJ. “The winners represent some of the finest leaders in New Jersey guiding our profession. Not only are they devoted to their work, but they also are intimately involved with the communities in which they work.”

The recipients for the Service Awards were:

  • Verity L. Frizzell, AIA, received the “Distinguished Service Award” in recognition of her extensive architectural experience. With over 20 years of experience, Frizzell’s projects include both commercial and clients, predominately on small scale projects. She has a long history of service to the AIA, having held several officer positions of the AIA Jersey Shore section including the presidency in 2008, and served as Secretary of AIA-NJ for a two-year term, as well as held national positions as Repositioning Ambassador and Communications Chair of AIA Culture Collective. Currently, Frizzell is serving as the 2nd Vice President of AIA-NJ and on the AIA Strategic Planning Task Force. Within her local community, Frizzell has served as Trustee and Vice-President of the Bay Head School Foundation. She has also taken on the role of educating others by helping architects prepare for the GBCI LEED Accredited Professional Exam through study groups and also gave a presentation at Design Day in 2013 regarding FEMA requirements for flood zones and foundation types.
  • Tokarski Millemann Architects of Brick, N.J., received the annual “Architectural Firm of the Year.” The firm was founded in 1999 by Richard Tokarski, he was later joined by Michael Millemann and Steven Casano, his former classmates from NJIT. The firm embraces every design opportunity for all type of buildings looking to become experts in all aspects of architecture. Following Super Storm Sandy, the firm became heavily involved in helping homeowners rebuild, anything from emergency stabilizations to repairs and complete rebuilds. Tokarski also volunteered to assist with Camp Osborne SDAT, forging a plan to rebuild the community, as well as with Architecture for Humanity assisting homeowners in Seaside Heights. Tokarski and Millemann are both active members within their local Jersey Shore section, having both severed as trustees, co-chairs and executive board members.
  • Robert F. Barranger, AIA, was honored as “Architect of the Year” for his insightful and creative answers to today’s architectural challenges. Barranger co-founded Cornerstone Architects in 1987 which was reformed as Cornerstone Architectural Group in 1998. With over 33 years of experience, Barranger currently serves as Managing Principal for the firm’s Public Sector design projects. Barranger concentrates in design quality control in technical drawings and construction. He is a licensed Professional Planner and certified Interior Designer in New Jersey. Having been a member of AIA since 1983, Barranger is a four-time recipient of AIA-NJ’s service awards including the “Young Architect of the Year” (1999), “Firm of the Year” (2004), “Distinguished Service Award” (2008), and now the “Architect of the Year”.
  • Kyle S. Rendall, AIA, received the “Young Architect of the Year Award” as a result of his substantial work in construction, design and architecture. While pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture at NJIT, Rendall interned at Granary Associates in Philadelphia and Posen Architects in Elizabeth, N.J. working on a number of hospital, corporate and housing projects. Following his graduation, he began working at KSS Architects in Princeton, N.J. In 2001, he became a licensed architect. Rendall currently manages projects in all stages of design and construction and has grown the firm’s PreK-12 market. Throughout his young career Randall has procured and carried-out several pro bono projects and currently serves as Deputy Fire Chief of the Princeton Fire Department.
  • Alicia Weaver, Associate AIA, was named “Intern Architect of the Year.” Having a passion for architecture at an early age, Weaver began her career studying at the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Design degree. She started working at KSS Architects as an intern and emerged as a project leader. Weaver is also involved in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentoring Program, an after-school program that introduces high school students to careers in architecture, construction management and engineering, where she is currently the Secretary of the Executive Board of New Jersey.
  • Dr. George Pruitt, President of Thomas Edison State University, was presented with the “Resident of the Year Award.” Pruitt was a pioneer of higher education investment in Trenton and has been committed to the revitalization of the city by leading Thomas Edison State University’s restoration of several historic buildings in its downtown. The buildings that have been preserved include the Kelsey Building, the townhouse complex adjacent to the New Jersey’ State House complex and the Center for Learning and Technology.

KSS Recognized for Community-Minded Architects


KSS Architects Awarded Two AIA New Jersey Service Awards

The New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANJ) held their annual Awards Dinner Saturday, January 30th, presenting Service Awards to two KSS architects in recognition of their individual accomplishments that have provided distinguished service to the profession and to the Society.

Kyle Rendall_2015 BWKyle Rendall, AIA, was named 2015 AIA NJ Young Architect of the Year, reflecting his dedicated professional and community achievements. Kyle attended the New Jersey Institute of Technology where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.  Long before that, however, Kyle was proving his dedication to the practice of architecture, participating in his first internship in middle school. By the time he graduated from high school, Kyle was independently meeting with clients and running projects through schematic design and design development for a high-end residential firm in Hopewell, New Jersey.

Now an associate at KSS, where he has worked for six years, Kyle has contributed to the growth of the firm’s focus on PreK-12 education, taking a lead role in construction administration phases of team projects such as a mixed-use housing building for Teachers Village and an urban high school for KIPP NJ, and actively participating in marketing for future work.

Kyle’s dedication extends far beyond the office. Throughout his young career, Kyle has placed great emphasis on the belief that in order to live to the fullest within a community one must give back. Whether volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in Trenton and Newark, procuring and carrying out pro bono projects, or serving as the Captain of the Princeton Fire Department, Kyle continually pushes the envelope of what it means to be a good architect.

“Kyle’s wonderful combination of expertise and community service has made him an integral part of KSS’s team,” said Merilee Meacock, KSS Partner. “Kyle’s architectural knowledge of construction techniques for complex, sophisticated building types has been invaluable, and his dedicated community service and drive to complete pro-bono work strongly reflects KSS’s mission of meaningful change. We believe he is very well-deserving of AIA NJ’s Young Architect of the Year Award.”

alicia_weaver_2016Alicia Weaver, Assoc. AIA,  was named 2015 AIA NJ Intern Architect of the Year. From an early age, Alicia kindled a passion for art and architecture, sketching Disney movie covers and building tree forts.  A crystallizing moment arose when Alicia watched her father construct an addition to her childhood home, and she became determined to become an architect.

While participating in the East Asia Study Abroad program at the University of Florida, Alicia built a strong recognition of the transformation through various engagements between traditional and modern architecture. Specifically focusing on the rapid urbanization of China and its effects on the building industry, Alicia’s work became her honors thesis, earning her magna cum laude upon graduation with a Bachelor of Design in 2008.

At KSS, Alicia has contributed to several projects, leading the project team for the STS Distribution Center and Headquarters, implementing KSS’s first project with Building Information Modeling (BIM), and administering the LEED Silver Coca Cola Distribution Center and Headquarters. As co-leader of the firm’s Sustainability Practice Group, Alicia shares her expertise in firm-wide presentations and seeks to uncover the potential and experience of her peers.

Dedicated to the future of architecture, Alicia also leads the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program at Hightstown High School, empowering high school students to pursue careers in ACE fields.

“Tenacity is the word that comes to mind when I think about Alicia,” said Ed Klimek, KSS Partner. “She has the courage to apply herself with full energy in all she does, whether it be design, working with contractors in the field, leading the ACE Mentorship program at KSS, or even snow boarding! Collaborating with Alicia always leaves you energized and excited about the work accomplished together.”

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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AIA-NJ Honors Six Service Award Winners

Organization Honors Architects and Firms For Their Exemplary Work in 2014

serviceawardsBIGAIA-NJ is known for its dedication to elevating the profession of architecture and improving The Garden State’s built environment. This month, the organization honored individual members and firms who demonstrated an exceptional commitment to advancing the standards of the architecture profession.

Presented during the gala at the Moorestown Community House, AIA-NJ Service Awards are designed to honor the work of the state’s most talented and forward-thinking architects and architectural firms.

“Our Service Awards program is an opportunity to recognize the tremendous amount of talent within AIA New Jersey,” said Kimberly Bunn, AIA who serves as president of AIA-NJ. “The winners represent some of the best and brightest leaders in New Jersey architecture. Not only do they serve the profession, but they also serve the communities in which we all live, work and play. Our award winners fulfill the mission of architects worldwide by constantly striving to “look up” and imagine great new possibilities.” Continue reading

AIA-NJ Celebrates Successes and Looks Toward Future

2015 Officers Installed, Design Competition Winners and Service Award  Recipients Honored, During Jan. 9 Event

(L to R)  Kimberly Bunn AIA, Kurt Kalafsky AIA, Nicholas Caravella Assoc AIA, Judith Donnelly AIA, Steve Lazarus AIA, Verity Frizzell AIA, Ben Lee AIA, Justin Mihalik AIA

(L to R) Kimberly Bunn AIA, Kurt Kalafsky AIA, Nicholas Caravella Assoc AIA, Judith Donnelly AIA, Steve Lazarus AIA, Verity Frizzell AIA, Ben Lee AIA, Justin Mihalik AIA

Capping an eventful year for the architectural profession in New Jersey, AIA-NJ gathered with friends and family on Friday night to celebrate the year’s architectural successes. At AIA-NJ’s annual awards gala, held January 9, 2015, at the Moorestown Community House, the organization installed its slate of officers for 2015, providing a glimpse into who will be steering the organizational ship in the coming year. The 2015 officers include:

  • Kimberly Bunn, AIA, of Moorestown, N.J., was sworn in to the role of AIA-NJ president in 2015. Owner and principal of Moorestown-based Bunn Architecture, Bunn has been a member of AIA for 16 years, and has served in a leadership capacity for more than a decade. Bunn currently sits on the Board of Trustees and chairs the Communications Committee; she is still active in her local West Jersey section where she was president in 2006.
  • Justin A. Mihalik, AIA, of Essex Fells, N.J., will serve as president elect. A principal at Essex Fells, N.J.-based J.A. Mihalik Architect LLC, Mihalik has been a member of AIA-NJ for the past 15 years, and previously served the organization as first vice president and treasurer.
  • Ben Lee, AIA, of Morristown, N.J., will serve as the organization’s first vice president. Managing principal and chief financial officer of Morristown-based NK Architects, Lee has more than 35 years of experience in architecture. He was previously AIA-NJ’s treasurer, and was also the 2011 president for Architects League of Northern New Jersey, one of AIA-NJ’s six local sections.
  • Verity Frizzell, AIA, of Bay Head, N.J. will serve as AIA-NJ’s second vice president. A principal at Point Pleasant, N.J.-based Feltz & Frizzell Architects LLC, Frizzell has over two decades of experience in commercial and residential architecture. She has served as president of the Jersey Shore section of AIA-NJ, and received the 2011 AIA-NJ Distinguished Service Award and 2003 AIA Jersey Shore Young Architect of the Year service award.
  • Steven Lazarus, AIA, of Englewood, N.J., will serve as treasurer. A founding principal of Englewood-based Axis Architectural Studio, Lazarus has been a registered architect and member of AIA since 1986 and is a former second vice president of AIA-NJ.
  • Judy Donnelly, AIA, of Hackettstown, N.J., will continue her two-year term as secretary. The principal owner of Hackettstown-based Donnelly Architecture, LLC, Donnelly has been an active member of AIA for more than 10 years, and has served the organization in many capacities including secretary, first vice president and president-elect of AIA Newark and Suburban Architects.
  • Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, of Belleville N.J., will continue as the organization’s regional director. A principal of Rutherford, N.J.-based Cozzarelli-Cirminiello Architects, Cozzarelli is a 28-year member of AIA. He has served the organization in many capacities including 2004 president. A 1979 graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Architecture, Robert is a Licensed Registered Architect in four states and a past winner of the AIA-NJ Architect of the Year award.
  • Nicholas Caravella Associate AIA, of Morristown N.J., will assume the post of Regional Associate Director.  Currently employed at Gensler, Caravella has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Architects League of Northern NJ, where he was engaged in various projects supporting emerging professionals and young architects.
  • Kurt M Kalafsky, AIA, of Howell, N.J., will serve as past president. A founding principal and chief technology officer of Iselin, N.J.-based The Aztec Corporation and Aztec Architects LLC, Kalafsky has been an AIA-NJ member for 22 years and has served in several other positions, including, most recently, president, and was also secretary and chair of the Bylaws and Codes and Standards committees. Kurt will also chair the AIA National Resolutions Committee in 2015.

“In 2014, the architecture profession continued to play an integral role in the state of New Jersey as we continue our recovery from Superstorm Sandy and move toward more innovative and sustainable infrastructure,” Bunn said.  “We saw successful passage of legislation that will help the state better respond to natural disasters, brought together industry and community leaders for discussion on resiliency, and helped our local communities continue to rebuild.  Looking forward to 2015, we plan to maintain this focus.  At the same time we will continue our traditional initiatives – mentoring tomorrow’s architects, hosting educational seminars, and participating in community service projects.   I am excited to be assuming the office of president and look forward to helping to lead this organization along this path”

In addition to the officer installation, the dinner honored the winners of its annual design competition. A total of 13 projects were recognized for their originality and advancement of the field. Additionally, AIA-NJ honored the six recipients of its service awards, which are bestowed upon individuals and firms that have demonstrated exceptional service to the profession, and presented its annual scholarship to Saif Haobsh, a New Jersey Institute of Technology architecture student.

AIANJ Awards Dinner – January 2015

Please join us for the 2015 AIA New Jersey Awards Dinner

at the

Moorestown Community House
16 East Main Street
Moorestown, NJ
January 9, 2015
6:00 – 10:00 PM
Black Tie Optional
The main course will be beef unless requested BEFORE December 30th

Click to Register here –

Service Award Winners

Distinguished Service Award
Jack Purvis, AIA

Architect of the Year
Merilee Meacock, AIA

Architectural Firm of the Year
Joshua Zinder Architecture & Design

Young Architect of the Year
Jason Chmura, AIA

Intern of the Year
Nicole Hollenbeck, Associate AIA

Resident of the Year
Ingrid Reed

Design Award Winners

Unbuilt Merit Award

ikon.5 Architects
Training Recreation Education Center Newark Housing Authority

Built Open Merit Award

Atkin Olshin Schade Architects
Brown Hall Princeton University

HDR Architecture
University of Maryland College Park

ikon.5 Architects
E.J. Ourso College of Business Louisiana State University

ikon.5 Architects
Training Recreation Education Center Newark Housing Authority

Jacobs
Campbell Employee Center

Built Open Honor

H.A Boyd Architects
Downtown Market

ikon.5 Architects
Monmouth Battlefield State Park Visitor Center

ikon.5 Architects
Schindler Elevator Corporation U.S. Headquarters Phase 2

TEN Arquitectos
Rutgers Business School

Built Residential Merit

Minervini Vandermark
Jefferson Street

Built Residential Honor Award

Michael Ryan Architects
Tidewater Residence

Built Historical Preservation Merit Award

Mills & Schnoering Architects, LLC
Wheeler Opera House

Installation of 2015 AIA NJ Officers

President Kimberly L. Bunn, AIA
President Elect Justin A. Mihalik, AIA
First Vice President Ben P. Lee, AIA
Second Vice President Verity Frizzell, AIA
Secretary Judith Anne Donnelly, AIA
Treasurer Steven B. Lazurus, AIA
Regional Director Robert Cozarelli, AIA
Assoc. Regional Director Nicholas Caravella, Associate AIA
Past President Kurt M. Kalafasky, AIA

2014 Design and Service Awards

red_eagleNominations are open for both Design Awards to be announced at the annual Design Conference on October 9, 2014.

More information can be found online:

Design Awards

Service Awards

Any questions call AIA-NJ at 609-393-5690

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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