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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

AIA-NJ Celebrates Architecture Week With Display at NJ State House

“Design Matters” is the theme of National Architecture Week, which runs from April 12th to 16th. One of the ways AIA-NJ is celebrating is with an architectural display at the NJ State House.

The display of architectural projects prepared by a number of AIA-NJ architecture firms will be featured in the State House outside of Café NJ in Gold Finch Square. The display is open to the public for view from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday during Architecture Week.

If you will be visiting the area, stop by. The State House also offers guided tours, coordinate your visit to do both, so you can do both. Tours are normally each day from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, every hour. However we recommend visitors contact the State House‘s Office of Public Information to verify tour times in advance.

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON RESTORATION OF MODERN ARCHITECT LOUIS KAHN’S HISTORIC BATH HOUSE

Trenton Bath House rendering by FMG Architects.

Trenton Bath House rendering by FMG Architects.

Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects is restoring the Trenton Bath House and Day Camp, a seminal mid-century modern landmark.

The Princeton, NJ-based architecture firm Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, LLC (FMG) announces that construction has started for the restoration of Louis I. Kahn’s Trenton Bath House and Day Camp. These landmark buildings, designed by the renowned Modernist architect Kahn (1901-1974) for the Jewish Community Center of the Delaware Valley, opened in 1955. The project will restore the site and remove later changes added by the owners. A ribbon cutting is planned for June 2010.

Ewing Township, the present owners, received a $750,000 grant from the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund to support the restoration. Mercer County is funding the remainder of the restoration through the Mercer County Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. “The Bath House is two things at once: an architectural gem and a dynamic location of community activity. It is gratifying that the property will continue to serve as a center for community activity for years to come,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes.

“We are thrilled to be reviving Louis Kahn’s seminal Bath House and Day Camp,” said Michael Mills, partner in charge of preservation at FMG. “We have the utmost respect for the historical integrity of this important piece of American architecture and for Kahn’s vision. Restoring this complex to its intended use and original appearance, while preserving the structures for the future exemplifies the spirit of our practice – to foster civic spaces that bring the past and present together.”
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Clarke Caton Hintz Celebrates Grand Opening Of Their New Office Space At the Trenton Masonic Temple

Architecture and Planning Firm Commemorates Renovation of Historic Space With Elected Officials and Special Guests

Clarke Caton Hintz open new offices in Historic Trenton Masonic Temple.

Clarke Caton Hintz open new offices in Historic Trenton Masonic Temple.

TRENTON, N.J. (Jan. 5, 2010) – Clarke Caton Hintz (CCH), an award-winning architecture and planning firm founded in 1979, recently celebrated the grand opening of the firm’s new offices at the Trenton Masonic Temple located at 100 Barrack St. in Trenton, N.J.

The Grand Lodge of New Jersey, the statewide Masonic organization, acquired the Trenton Masonic Temple in 2004 for the purposes of restoring and managing its use. During the preservation work, CCH realized the potential of the unfinished third floor and decided to undertake the renovation project for the firm’s new headquarters while working with the Masons to prepare a long-term preservation strategy for the 80-year-old building.

The approximately 100 attendees were impressed at the spatial qualities of the new office, whose 11,000 square feet take up the entire two-story third floor of the building. The space, which houses 35 employees, features an open central atrium surrounded by a mezzanine level, as well as private offices and a conference room.

The project has also received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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