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FAIA Information Seminar


What is AIA Fellowship?
How do I apply?

This is to inform all members of AIANJ that two seminars will take place in April to discuss the process of applying for Fellowship. Allan Kehrt FAIA, who served on the AIA Jury of Fellows from 2008 to 2010, will lead each seminar and will answer questions with regard the process, the jury, and the submission itself.

All individuals who are considering applying for Fellowship either now or in the future are urged to attend.


The two seminars as follows:

Monday, April 10th 2017 at NJIT College of Architecture and 

Design in the AIANJ Conference Room.

5:00pm until 7:00 pm.


Tuesday, April 11th 2017 in the Clarke Caton Hintz Conference Room

100 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Questions call:  Allan Kehrt FAIA cell: 609-240-1364

PhilAIAdelphia Convention Recap from Across the River

The 2016 AIA Convention just finished and Philadelphia was a great host to architects and design professionals from around the world.  AIA New Jersey members were able to take advantage of the close location of convention this year and it was wonderful to see so many of us attending.


(L to R) AIANJ President Justin Mihalik AIA, Dean Marchetto FAIA, Michael Schnoering FAIA, and AIANJ President Elect Ben Lee AIA

Congratulations to the newest NJ fellows who were inducted during the convention:  Michael Schnoering, FAIA and Dean Marchetto, FAIA.

An AIANJ Fellows Reception to honor our AIANJ fellows was held on Thursday, May 19th, on the 24th floor of the Hotel Palomar.   Thanks to our event sponsor – Andersen Windows and Doors for hosting AIANJ for this wonderful evening.

The hotel was an appropriately location as it is also know as The Architect’s Building is a 1929 Art Deco tower that originally designed by a consortium of 20 architects and was the longtime home of AIA Philadelphia.

See Photos of the Fellows Reception here.


AIAWJ President Jason Lutz speaking at Graphisoft Student Design Competition event at Kitchen & Associates.

A number of local NJ architecture firms hosted a variety of events, including KSS, Gensler, and Kitchen & Associates.   Including the announcement of the winners of the Inaugural ARCHICAD Student Design Competition.

Friday night of the convention an open house in the Collingwood, NJ, office of K&A was the stage for the announcement of the winners and a presentation by Graphisoft.

The design competition used shipping containers and sites centered around Philadelphia and the AIA Convention and was sponsored by Graphisoft, Kitchen & Associates and AIA West Jersey.

Find out more about the competition here.


AIANJ’s Steve Lazarus speaking at the AIA Annual Business Meeting.

AIANJ’s Treasurer, Steve Lazarus AIA served on the AIA Credentials Committee and gave a brief report during the Annual Business Meeting.

If you weren’t able to attend, find some of what you missed at PhilAIAdelphia.

2016 AIANJ Disaster Relief Training

AIAeagle_2016Post Disaster Safety Assessment Program Training and Certification Seminar

April 2, 2016 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

at NJIT Weston Lecture Hall

Click Here to Register


Fellow Seminars in April

AIA-NJ is offering a series of seminars will take place at the beginning of April to discuss the process of applying for Fellowship.   Allan Kehrt FAIA,who served on the AIA Jury of Fellows from 2008 to 2010 will lead each seminar and will answer questions with regard the process, the jury, and the submission itself.

All individuals who are considering applying for Fellowship either now or in the future are urged to attend.

There will be three seminars as follows:

Date: Location:

• April 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm: The office of Clarke Caton Hintz

100 Barrack Street

Trenton, New Jersey


•  CANCELLED – April 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm: The office of The Bannett Group

Cherry Hill, New Jersey


• April 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm: New Jersey Institute of Technology

AIA Room, School of Architecture

Newark, New Jersey


Questions please feel free to contact –

Allan Kehrt FAIA cell: 609-240-1364

or    [email protected]

Message From AIA-NJ Fellows Chair

Dear AIANJ members,

Over the past two years AIA New Jersey has had no one elevated to the AIA College of Fellows. As New Jersey’s new Regional Representative to the College, I’d like to initiate an effort to change that this coming year. As we all know there are many extraordinary AIANJ members who have contributed significantly to the profession for whom Fellowship would be a wonderful reflection of their achievements.

I had the extraordinary experience of serving on the AIA Jury of Fellows from 2008 through 2010, when I served as Chair. This is the seven member jury that reviews Fellowship submissions and is responsible for making the final elevation decisions. While more work than I could possibly have imagined at the start, it was one of the most intense and humbling experiences of my life. It left me with a sense of awe at what individuals within our profession are accomplishing. The AIA Jury of Fellows was the most well run, professional and fair process of selection than I could ever have imagined. After reviewing 660 submissions over the three years, it also left me with a deep understanding of the jury process, how it works, and what sort of submissions succeed. There are many individuals within our state who are deserving of this honor, we simply need to find them and assist them in their submissions.

To begin this effort I am going to put together a series of three identical seminars at regional locations around the state; it looks now that they will occur at the beginning of April. The seminars will be to meet potential candidates, help explain the process, discuss approaches and strategize how to work with them as they complete their applications. As the seminar times and ocations are finalized, they will be posted on the AIANJ website with additional information.

I am currently reaching out to other AIA Fellows in the state to both identify and help candidates with their applications. Please begin thinking about who might be a potential candidate.

Thank you.

Allan Kehrt FAIA AIA-NJ

Design Conference 2012 – Save the Date

Save the Date
AIA-NJ Design Conference 2012

Design Day 2012

The Berkeley Hotel
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Three sessions, one tour, six credits
(pending approval)

Frank Grauman, FAIA

                   Senior Partner, Bohlin, Cywinski & Jackson, Philadelphia, PA

William Loose, AIA

Partner, Bohlin, Cywinski & Jackson, Philadelphia, PA

Charles Renfro, AIA

Partner, Diller Scofido & Renfro, New York, NY


Stephen Kieran, FAIA

Senior Partner, KieranTimberlake Architects, Philadelphia, PA

Program updates can be found soon on the AIA NJ website at www.aia-nj.org

2012 Design Submission Requirements are posted online at www.aia-nj.org


August 29, 2012      Deadline to submit Design Awards entry form and fee.
September 11, 2012   Submit project boards to the Berkeley Hotel, Asbury Park, NJ
between 10 am and 4:30 pm
September 12, 2012   Design Awards Jury convenes

September 13, 2012   Exhibition of design submission boards & announcement of
Design Award winners at 5:45 PM
January 5, 2013       Presentation of the Design Awards at the Awards Dinner

AIA-NJ at Grassroots

AIA-NJ's Regional Director Jerry Eben on stage during the opening session

Over 20 representatives of AIA New Jersey and the 6 local AIA chapters joined over 700 AIA members in Washington DC this past week to attend the AIA 2012 Leadership and Legislative Conference –  Grassroots.

AIA President Jeff Potter, FAIA, and First Vice President & Grassroots Chair Mickey Jacob, FAIA, welcomed AIA and CACE members from across the country and around the world to Grassroots on Wednesday, March, March 7th.  Saying to all – “Come as you are – Leave Inspired”.

Over the next three days there was much shared on Leadership, Advocacy and Communication.  Highlighting case studies on what other chapters and components have been doing to succeed in these economic time.  Small break out sessions and seminars to connect, learn and get questions answered.  Offers of assistance to help the leaders of our local AIA serve YOU the members of AIA better.

AIA-NJ members on Capital Hill after meetings outside the house office buildings

Thursday, March 8th, meeting were held on Capital Hill.  Your AIA-NJ representatives met with either House or Senate members to bring the issues important to architects and the profession to our Congressional members.  We hope you should be hearing more about these visits at your local chapter meetings.  Issues highlighted are outlined on AIA’s Advocacy website: www.aia.org/advocacy/federal/AIAB092674

Congratulations to AIA Newark & Suburban, who had entries from their Live the Box and Newark Visitors Center competitions on display in the AIA Headquarters gallery.   We heard many great comments from AIA members across the country on these wonderful competitions.

The main conference end with a keynote address from Vernice Armour, inspirational author of  Zero to Breakthrough: How A Breakthrough Mentality Creates Breakthrough Results.   She reminded all to, ” Acknowledge the obstacles, don’t give them power” and that, “Opportunities don’t go away, other people take advantage of them.”

To learn more about Grassroots ask you local AIA president.

Also we have started posting some photos on our Facebook page – Go have a look, and remember to “Like Us”.