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EPiC Tour NextFab of Technology Month

d0843419-9920-41af-be7d-80260dc61830Join EPiC West Jersey for “Technology Month” with guided-tour of NextFab, a “maker-space” and co-working facility that integrates design and fabrication with a large array of technologically advanced as well as traditional fabrication tools.  Come and explore Nextfab’s metal shop, wood shop, laser-cutting, 3D scanning and 3D printing studio.
Where: NextFab 
2025 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia
When: February 24
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $5
CEU: 1 HSW Credit


Upcoming AIA West Jersey Events in 2017

aiawjAs the holiday season comes to a close, we look to 2017 and the year ahead. AIA West Jersey will be introducing new members to the executive committee, and planning the year’s programming. In fact, a number of events are already in the works.

Wine and Cheese Tasting / Inaugural:
To kick the year off, AIA WJ will host a wine and cheese tasting event on January 19th co-sponsored by Graphisoft, producers of ARCHICAD one of the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software applications used by architects, designers and engineers. This event will feature a presentation of vineyard projects designed in ARCHICAD while attendees sample wines and chesses presented by a guest sommelier. AIA New Jersey 2017 President, Ben Lee, AIA, will be in attendance to swear in the members of the 2017 AIA WJ Board. Please check your inbox in early January for registration information.
Attendance will be limited, so RSVP early to save your place.

Emerging Professionals Tour:
AIA West Jersey invites our EPs, as well as the general membership, to join us for a tour of NextFab, a collaborative makerspace with digital and traditional fabrication tools, 3D printers, CNC machines, classes, events, and professional consulting services. The tour is tentatively scheduled for February 23rd, at NextFab’s Washington Avenue facility in South Philadelphia. Mark your calendars, and get a taste of the facility at: www.nextfab.com

Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) Historic Louden Barn Tour:
If you joined us in September for the joint AIA West and South Jersey Dinner Meeting, you’ve already heard about the renovation of the historic Louden Barn (built 1932) on the Bishop Farmstead at PPA Headquarters in Southampton, NJ.  On March 25th, AIA West and South Jersey will offer a tour of the completed barn project, hosted by PPA staff and the project architect, engineer, geothermal consultant. This tour will include access to the expansive hayloft, a space not typically open to the public.

This and many more events are available to AIA Members and guests in 2017.  We look forward to sharing the experiences with you.

Be sure to check the AIA West Jersey website (www.aiawestjersey.org) and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AIAWestJersey) for updates as we move into the New Year.

AIA West Jersey strives to bring quality programming and value to its membership, and believes that the organization is YOUR AIA. Please reach out to us with constructive criticism and feedback via [email protected].

mark-barone-photo-2014b-150x150Happy New Year,

Mark Barone, AIA

Incoming President 2017

AIAWJ BIM, Wine & Cheese and 2017 Inaugural

aiawjAIA WJ has partnered with GRAPHISOFT and PALINKERIE Winery for a BIM, Wine and Cheese Tasting Event, that will include the inauguration of the 2017 AIA WJ Executive Committee members.  

Zoltan Toth, Intl. Assoc. AIA, BIM Consultant for Graphisoft, will present projects designed in ARCHICAD, share best practices and discuss BIM Return on Investment, while attendees sample wines and chesses presented by a guest sommelier.  Additional appetizers will be served.  AIA New Jersey 2017 President, Ben Lee, AIA, will be in attendance to swear in the members of the 2017 AIA WJ Board.   Attendance will be limited, so RSVP today to save your place.

Registration is now OPEN for AIA West Jersey’s first General Membership Meeting of 2017, on January 19th.

RSVP and Payment for the Event will be handled via AIA-NJ EPiC’s TicketLeap Website.
Additional Event Details and Map are also available online. 

REGISTER AND PAY HERE: https://aia-nj-epic.ticketleap.com/bim-wine-cheese/


General Meeting Information:

Date and Time: January 19, 2017, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Markeim Arts Center,
104 Walnut Street (Corner of Lincoln Ave and Walnut St), Haddonfield, NJ 08033,
Tel: 856-429-8585

Parking: Street parking is available, or utilize one of Haddonfield’s Public Lots (Free after 6pm)

Cost: AIA Members: $20, AIA Associate Members & Interns: $10, Guests: $25

RSVPRegistration via TicketLeap is strongly encouraged.
Members may also RSVP via email to Mark Barone, AIA at [email protected] and make payment at the door.

11th Annual AIAWJ Photography Competition

AIA West Jersey Hosts Annual Architectural Photography Competition

2016 – Call for Entries

AIA West Jersey Photography Competition

The 11th Annual AIA West Jersey Photography Competition has opened for entries.   Submit your interesting images of everything architectural – from the buildings around the corner, to a current project to a place you visited.


2015 Best Overall Awardee Bonn Apartments Robert Auld AIA

2015 Best Overall Awardee
Bonn Apartments
Robert Auld AIA

ELIGIBILITY: Competition is open to all AIA members and affiliates, students and the general public.


September 7, 2016
September 16, 2016


Black & White

Each year three cash prizes are awarded for Overall Best Entry, Best Color, and Best Black & White.  All entries are narrowed by a jury to select the top finalists, these finalists are put online for a public vote to selected the 3 prize winning photographs, the cover image of the calendar and 12 “monthly” images that will be printed in the 2017 AIA-WJ Calendar.

Best Overall Entry   – $ 250 prize
Best Color   – $ 150 prize
Best Black & White  – $ 150 prize



Best Overall Entry –

2015 Best Color Portlandia Truman Benedetti

2015 Best Color
Truman Benedetti

Bonn Apartments
Robert Auld, AIA

2015 Best Color –
Truman Benedetti

2015 Best Black & White –
Glenn Goldman, FAIA

THANK YOU to our 2015 jurors:

2015 Best Black & White Paterson Glenn Goldman, FAIA

2015 Best Black & White
Glenn Goldman, FAIA

– Jason Lutz, AIA
– Ron Bertone, FAIA
– Michael Soriano, AIA

Additional Information about the competition or questions please contact :
Kimberly Bunn, AIA – Photography Competition Chair
856-234-7367   or    [email protected]


Click here for Competition Information:2016_photo_info

Download Competition Entry Form here: 2016photo_entry

9th Annual Photography Competition

AIA West Jersey Hosts Annual Architectural Photography Competition

2014 – Call for Entries

AIA West Jersey Photography Competition



The 9th Annual AIA West Jersey Photography Competition has opened for entries.   Submit your interesting images of everything architectural – from the buildings around the corner, to a current project to an interesting place you visited.
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2012 Photography Competition – Call for Entries

AIA West Jersey Photography Competition

The 7th Annual AIA West Jersey Photography Competition  

The 2012 competition has opened for submissions.  Winning entries will be used in the AIA West Jersey 2013 Calendar that will be distributed to members and affiliates. Images of the winning entries will shown at AIA-WJ events including the Annual Inaugural Gala to be held in January, 2013. From the winning entries, three cash awards will also be presented.

Competition is open to all AIA members and affiliates, students and the general public.

Black & White

A minimum of 13 winners will be chosen for inclusion in the calendar, in addition the three following awards will be presented with cash prizes:

Best Overall Entry   – $ 250 prize
Best Color   – $ 150 prize
Best Black & White  – $ 150 prize

• Entry Fee is nonrefundable for up to (5) prints per entry:
$25.00 members & affiliates, $15.00 for students, and $40.00 non-members

• FEE and completed Entry Form MUST accompany all images entered.

• Unlimited number of entries.

• Subject must have an architectural theme or contain an element of the human-made environment. Photographic interpretation will be judged, not the architecture. Location of images is unrestricted.

• Entries must have been taken and owned by the participant.

• Entries may be submitted in either mounted print or digital format.
Print entries MUST still include submission of digital images.
Digital Only submissions MUST include additional $10 per entry (each entry includes up to 5 images).

• Mounted prints are to be 8×10 images mounted on 11 x 14 presentation quality white mat boards (No Foam Core), attach a sealed envelope with the following information taped to the back of each mounted print: name, address, phone number, print title, location of image or description.

• Digital images must be on CD. Photographs may be originally shot in digital format or may be high resolution scans of 35 mm (4 x 5 or 2 1/4” formats ). Images should be scanned at 300 dpi (ppi) at the final output size and saved as a JPG or TIFF file, maximum size 10 MB.

• Participants grant reproduction rights and permissions to AIA West Jersey to use all submitted images (in either print or electronic form) for organizational calendar, website, exhibition, publications, fundraising and promotional purposes. All mounted print entries become property of AIA West Jersey.

• Submission of entry implies acceptance of all above conditions.

Entry(s) must be received by August 8, 2012

AIA-WJ Photography Competition Selections Announced

Serpentine Movement by Ben Nicolson

The top selections of the 2011 AIA West Jersey Photography Competition were announced at our annual meeting tonight.

Congratulations to the Top Selection photos and photographers –
 Overall Best Photo: Serpentine Movement by Ben Nicolson
Best Black & White Photo:  Chesapeake Barn by Robert Auld, AIA
 Best Color Photo:    12000 Horizon Way by Nevin Kishbaugh
Top Selections:  Train by Night by Adrienne Lattuca, Assoc AIA
Barberini Stairs by Sarah Davis, Assoc AIA
St Peter’s Dome, Vatican City by Jacob Goldman
Inner Workings by Steven Cohen, AIA
Reptile House by Kimberly Bunn, AIA
Skydome British Museum by Robert O’Reilly, AIA
Chrysler Building by Frank Cunha III, AIA
Eastern State Penitentary by Sean Edwards
Homes and Color by Glenn Goldman, FAIA
Inside the Bell Tower by Amy Nowak-Palmerini, AIA
Merit Selections for the 2012 calendar included:
Hampton Court Castle London by Robert O’Reilly, AIA
LaPedrera- The Sentinels by Amy Nowak-Palmerini, AIA
Monoma Magnified by Emily Savoca
A Touch of Green by Adrienne Lattuca, Assoc AIA
Red Stairs by Victor Rodriguez
Schloss Neuschwanstein by Glenn Goldman, FAIA
Eye to Yahweh by Daniel Campbell, AIA
Sachs Bridge by Sean Edwards
Commerce University, Nevin Kishbaugh
Florence Landscape by Jacob Goldman
Soaring Canopy by Kimberly Bunn, AIA
SOM’s Freedom Tower Under Construction by Frank Cunha III, AIA

AIA -WJ 2011 Solar Decathlon Trip

AIA members attended 2011 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC

AIA West Jersey hosted a trip to the National Mall’s West Potomac Park in Washington, DC on Saturday October 1st.  Twenty AIA members from West Jersey, South, Shore and Newark/Suburban along with spouses and friends made the trip to the site of this year’s U S Dept. of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon. It is an award winning program that challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar powered houses. The winner of the competition is the one that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. This year’s overall winner was the University of Maryland. Each structure, between 600-1000 sq. ft., must be transported for assembly to Washington, DC.

Although the weather did not completely cooperate with rain, wind temperatures in the 50’s it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the group and AIA WJ is hoping to repeat the trip to the next Solar Decathlon in 2013.

To learn more about the Solar Decathlon event, and see information on this years entries and winners go to  solardecathlon.gov

AIA-WJ Volunteers Help Rebuild Playground

On Saturday, April 30, members of AIA West Jersey assisted in a community service project of rebuilding a playground at Fullerton Park in Moorestown, NJ.

Fullerton Park is located in the heart of Moorestown and has been a community based park for decades. The original play set and surrounding fixtures were installed in 1992 by local residents in memory of Frank Fullerton, a Moorestown police officer, who was tragically killed in the line of duty in 1979. Time had taken its toll on the playground, and the Township recently identified significant safety and health issues with the playground. It was time for the playground to be replaced.

Leathers & Associates, who specialize in community-built playgrounds, designed the Fullerton Park playground, and provided supervision for the project. AIA West Jersey members were divided into several teams, each working on a section of the playground with other community volunteers.

The playground was completed on the following day and children immediately enjoyed the result of the volunteer’s efforts. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their Saturday for this worthwhile effort.

AIA-WJ Photography Competition Call for Submissions

6th Annual Photography Competition - Call for Entries

AIA West Jersey is pleased to announce it’s 6th Annual AIA-WJ Photography Competition is open for 2011. We welcome all to submit – architects, associates, students, and shutterbugs to this juried competition.

Selected images will be included in the 2012 calendar and displayed at our Annual Inaugural Gala in January. Cash prizes to be awarded to the top three entries. Over the past five years top awards have gone to images from around the world. Have your photo included in this years competition.

For guidelines and submission information:

Submission deadline: August 10, 2011