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3rd Annual AIA I Lookup Film Challenge

The 3rd Annual AIA I Lookup Film Challenge voting is now open.
Cast your Vote Today – Only 2 days left – Voting ends Oct.6th

This year’s theme, Blueprint for Better, shines a light on the powerful social impact of architects and their work. In partnership with their clients and communities, architects plant the seeds that blossom into stronger neighborhoods, towns, and cities.

More than 80 films were submitted–60 are eligible to win the People’s Choice Award. Cast your vote for your favorite film and share it with others on social media.

One of the films submitted this year has a New Jersey focus.  Harrison Connexion  is being considered for People’s Choice Award.  The film features the Redevelopment Plan in the town of Harrison, NJ, that has been under redevelopment for the past couple of years. This piece explores the process and the impact of the redevelopment on an old industrial town.

See this video and others at the Film Challenge site.

And don’t forget to vote by October 6th.

Second Annual I Look Up Film Challenge

The second annual I Look Up Film Challenge launched at AIA Convention 2016

The challenge begins. Register by July 10 to make your mark.

AIAeagle_2016The I Look Up Challenge calls upon filmmakers to share their vision with a 2-3 minute video exploring the power of architecture to create solutions and uplift communities. Take on the competition. Take the challenge.

Participants must register by July 10. Find complete submissions rules and guidelines here.

Film challenge prompt: Architecture as a solution

It’s time two great storytellers came together – filmmakers and architects – to shine a light on the innovative design work being done all over the country. Your film should explore how architecture has solved a problem facing us today. It can be on any scale you like, from the smallest building to the entire nation. Together, with you, we can tell these important stories that need to be told.

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Celebrate Architecture Week ’16

ArchWeek16Architecture Week and Social Media for AIA New Jersey

Hey! Every architect knows architecture week is April 10 through the 16th.

Learn more on Architecture Week at AIA.

By now you’re probably thinking, how can I participate in Architecture Week and get the word out to New Jersey about the value of architects.

You can help by participating in social media and using the Hashtags #ArchselfieNJ , #ArchWeek16 , #ILookup , and #Archselfie

Hashtags are a great way for social media users to tag their posts with keywords, which make them easier for social networks to organize information and users to search.

Remember last year?  AIA national launched the I Look Up  advertising campaign with the hashtag #ilookUp.  It is a great success!

Now it’s our turn! As architects in New Jersey,  Let’s use all these hashtags to help educate everyone in New Jersey about the value of architects in a fun and artsy way.

So go outside , or walk out into the lobby, and take that picture of yourself with the building of your choice in the background.  Every building has an architect so every architect should help.  Any beautiful building will do, no matter inside or outside or where it is.

Then be bold and post that Selfie to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Foursquare, Pinterest, Houzz,  email it to all your friends,  let everyone know! AND don’t forget to use  #ArchselfieNJ

Have a great Architecture Week !AIAeagle_2016

—William J. Martin, AIA
AIA New Jersey Public Awareness Committee Co-Chair

AIA Look Up Film Challenge

LookUp Film ScreenshotAmerican Institute of Architects (AIA) Look Up Film Challenge Winners Selected, Public Vote to Commence

CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The winners of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Look Up Film Challenge have been announced at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. A jury comprised of architects and media professionals selected three top prize winners and recognized seven additional films in themed categories. The public can view and vote on their favorite video to win the Public Choice Award here: ilookup.org/filmchallenge. Public voting will be open until November 1st.

Film Challenge Winners: Continue reading

Help Celebrate Architecture Week

AIA-NJNational Architecture Week April 12-18, 2015

This week we are celebrating Architecture Week. In order to celebrate we are promoting an #archselfie campaign. This campaign seeks to acknowledge that certain individual buildings can have more personal meaning than others, and for different reasons. A new project can reinvent the way we use, see, or experience them within our community. Sometimes it’s their resilience, never changing or moving, that holds the meaning and represents something constant in our lives. Or, an existing building may have shaped our lives, or the lives of countless others that came before us.

Therefore, we will be celebrating architecture as a source of reinvention, recognizing the architect’s profound ability to impact an industry through design, a community through a building’s purpose, and the beauty of architecture itself through restoration and historic preservation. As a part of this campaign we are asking anyone to post “selfies” of themselves in front of any architecture they deem worthy: is it unique, is it meaningful, is it a place near and dear to your heart? Is it your home, school or office? Is it a place where you live, work or play, eat, sleep or pray? Whatever the reason, share it with others using the hashtags #archselfie #archselfienj archweek2015 & #iLookUp, because every building has an architect!

This year Architecture Week also falls on Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, April 13. While not educated as an architect, Jefferson is the only U.S. president to be recognized for his architectural affinity.  Jefferson once said: “Architecture is my delight.” Is it your delight? Learn more about Thomas Jefferson here, or share other resources you have found about him.

Happy Architecture Week!

What Do You See When You Look Up?

AIA wants to know – “What Do You See When You Look Up?”

See what architects see and pass it on, go to:

http://www.ilookup.org

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