Build it Together – 2019 Board of Directors – Call for Interest


It is time to get to work. 
AIA West Jersey is seeking members to join our Board of Directors in 2019.

AIA West Jersey serves as your voice in state issues affecting the architectural profession. As a volunteer organization, the Officers and Trustees on the Board of Directors serve one or two year terms, ideally continuing on in other capacities and culminating as President. The continuity of the Board allows the Board members to learn from their predecessors, making the transition easier and allowing for an efficient operation of the Chapter.

Serving on the AIA West Jersey Executive Committee is a great avenue for professional development. Nowhere else in our profession will you get the opportunity to affect how architecture is practiced in New Jersey. You will also become part of the AIA New Jersey [AIANJ] representation as AIA works on a national scale for the betterment of our profession. It may seem humbling to have this opportunity; however, your voice is exactly what is needed, regardless of your professional status. Board members ideally will include a full range of member voices; principals of larger firms, project managers, single practitioners, and emerging professionals. All that is required is a desire to improve the architectural profession.


AIA West Jersey Board of Directors is composed of the following positions:

President
President-elect
Treasurer
Secretary
AIANJ EPiC Section Director (pending By-Laws change)
Immediate Past President
and
Three (3) appointed Trustees.

With the exception of the office of President and Immediate Past President, all positions are eligible to receive nominations from the general membership for service the following year.
In 2019, AIA West Jersey is specifically seeking interest in the Treasurer, EPiC Section Director and Trustee positions.


2019 Position Descriptions:

Treasurer: Minimum One year term. Responsibilities: attend monthly executive board meetings, exercise general supervision of the financial affairs and keep the records and books of account of this Chapter; prepare the budgets, collect amounts due this Chapter, and give receipts for and have the custody of its funds and monies and make all disbursements of funds; have custody of its securities and of its instruments and papers involving finances and financial commitments; conduct the correspondence relating to the office.

Secretary: One year term. Responsibilities: attend monthly executive board meetings and keep minutes of the proceedings, coordinate with AIA NJ for AIAWJ event publication notice, update membership roster & coordinate with AIA NJ, assist the president and president elect with newsletters & email blasts, and publish relevant AIA information on AIA West Jersey social media outlets.

EPiC Section Director [Emerging Professionals Community]: One year term. Responsibilities: attend monthly executive board meetings, serve as the conduit between AIA NJ EPiC and AIA West Jersey through a monthly teleconference and assist the executive board with developing & planning Emerging Professional events (social, networking, educational).

Trustee: One year term. Responsibilities: attend monthly executive board meetings or teleconferences and assist the executive board with developing & planning general membership meeting topics.

President-elect: One year term. Responsibilities: attend monthly executive board meetings, perform all the duties of the President in the event of the absence of the President or of the President’s disability, refusal, or failure to act. The nominee for President-Elect shall have served at least one (1) year as an Executive Officer of the Chapter within no more than two (2) years prior to nomination.


We encourage you to become involved and help shape your local AIA Component – no previous board experience is required, with the exception of the President-elect.

Interested candidates should email a brief statement of interest (500 words maximum) to Mark Barone, AIA at westjerseyaia@gmail.com or mail a written statement of interest to P.O. Box 4015, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

Please reach out if you have any questions about getting more involved with AIA West Jersey.  We look forward to hearing from you!

2018 CANstruction Pennsauken – Official Call for Entries

 

JOIN US FOR THE 4th CANSTRUCTION PENNSAUKEN EVENT!

ORGANIZED BY AIA WEST JERSEY  & AIA SOUTH JERSEY TO BENEFIT THE FOOD BANK OF SOUTH JERSEY

 

Help us ‘scare hunger away’ on October 19th at the Moorestown Mall! During their ‘Thriller Night’ events.

WHO: Teams of Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Designers and Students [attending Schools or Architecture, Engineering, or Design].

WHAT: Design and build structures entirely from canned foods to fit within a 10’ wide x 10’ long x 8’ high space.

WHEN

3 Aug – Call for Entries Released

7 Sept – Deadline for Entry 5:00pm [form, check and email]

14 Sept – Deadline to Submit Concept Sketches [email]

28 Sept – Deadline to Submit Signage Text [email]

16 Oct – Cans delivered to venue [10am – 7pm]

18 Oct – Build Night 3pm – Midnight

19 Oct – Judging & open to public as part of Thriller Night [5-9pm]

2 Nov – Awards Ceremony & De-Canstruction [5:30 – 7:30pm]

 

WHERE: Moorestown Mall, 400 NJ-38m Moorestown, NJ 08057

Official Rules, Regulations & Entry Form2018CanStruction-Pennsauken

Please pass this information along to anyone who may be interested in participating as a team or an event sponsor. Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Speak at ‘A19 – Call for Proposals is Open

The 2019 Conference on Architecture and Design will be held in Las Vegas!

AIA National is hosting two separate calls for proposals, one for sessions, which closes August 1, and one for workshops, which closes October 30.

During the first round of review, they will evaluate how well proposals reflect emerging trends, new ideas, engaging learning, and knowledge level in support of our curricular framework.

Proposals that advance to the second round will be evaluated for learner outcomes, speaker expertise, attendee value, and 2018 speaker scores, where applicable.

 

A’19 Call for proposals

Save the Date for CANstruction Pennsauken October 2018!

Help us ‘Scare Hunger Away’ during Thriller Night at Moorestown Mall!

October 18 – Build Day

October 19 – Public Vote & Structure Judging

Official Call for Entries to be released soon. Sponsorship opportunities available

For more information email: westjerseyaia@gmail.com

 

6/14: West Jersey Mini Golf Social

June 14 | 6:00 pm | Mini Golf Social

 

WHAT: Join us for a round of mini-golf as we wrap up the first half of 2018! All are welcome to attend.

WHEN: Thursday, June 14 at 6:00pm (rain date TBD)

WHERE: Pleasant Valley Mini Golf                                      

93 NJ-73, Voorhees, Township NJ

 

Registration via ticket leap: aia-west-jersey.ticketleap.com/2018-mini-golf-social/

RSVP: Lauren Harris, Assoc. AIA  lauren.m.harris@outlook.com

General Meeting: 6/7 – Meet the Allieds & NJ Residential Energy Code

Meet the Allied Members Mixer and NJ Residential Energy Code Seminar

June 7th | 5:30 – 8:30 pm | Moorestown Community House

 

Come out to celebrate our allied members on June 7th! This event will feature a ‘speed dating’ style networking hour followed by a CEU presentation focusing on the NJ Residential Energy Code – Update to 2015 IECC.

Attendees will recieve 3 HSW CEU’s

Register or RSVP: by June 5th   

Register online via: aia-west-jersey.ticketleap.com/meet-our-allied-members-mixer/

RSVP to westjerseyaia@gmail.com

Online Registration Fees: Associate AIA – $15, AIA – &25, Guest / Non-AIA – $35 (door payment is $5 more for each bracket)

Location:

Moorestown Community House
16 E Main St
Moorestown, NJ 08057

REMINDER: 5/22 – AIA WJ EPiC SPECIAL EVENT – Michael Riscica, AIA

 

GETTING STARTED WITH THE ARE

WHAT: Getting Started with The ARE is all about beginning your journey toward being a licensed architect, including how to avoid pitfalls, and how to take first steps. Mike Riscica, AIA, CSI share valuable insights from his own failures and mistakes, as well as what he has learned by helping over 300 ARE Candidates get started on this process.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 22th
6pm to 8pm 

COST: FREE!
Emerging professionals, Associate AIA members, AIA members and non-AIA members are all welcome to attend. Please RSVP by May 20th for the venue’s headcount.

LOCATION: Kitchen & Assocaites
756 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Close to Patco

Google maps directions are HERE.

RSVP NOW!
THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS
[Venue Sponsor]
[Speaker Sponsor]
[Food & Beverage Sponsor]
Can’t make this event? Mike will be visiting Neptune City on 5/29. Check out our website for more info and to RSVP

DETAILED LECTURE DESCRIPTION:

After working 40 hours a week, raising the kids, and managing life’s responsibilities, who has time to study 8+ hours a week for the Architect exam?!??
 
The most valuable resource for every ARE Candidate is time.
 
Often, the hardest part is just getting started and taking the first steps with taking the ARE, which can feel overwhelming.
 
Getting Started with the ARE Lecture is a beginner/intermediate ARE lecture, which is designed to:
1.     Bring more clarity to this process.
2.     Get attendees thinking about taking the first steps.
3.     Reexamining their approach to studying.
Success with the ARE is possible—if you have an honest outlook about the terrain ahead, and a willingness to use the tools & practices outlined in this lecture.
 
In this lecture, you will learn:

  • How the exam has recently been updated, explained in a way that is easy to understand and why you should care about the old exam.
  • The #1 thing that will determine your success on the ARE. The answer might surprise you.
  • How success in architecture school has nothing in common with success on the Architect exam (and why that matters).
  • The Top 5 completely avoidable mistakes that are repeatedly made by most ARE Candidates.
  • How to study effectively—while working 40 hours, raising kids, and managing life’s responsibilities.
  • How to quickly resolve many of the issues, struggles, and challenges surrounding the Architect exam, and start enjoying the process of getting better at the craft of practicing architecture.

Over the past 2.5 years, Michael Riscica from YoungArchitect.com has helped over 300 ARE Candidates figure out how to juggle their already busy lifestyles, and start making massive progress on the Architect Exam.
 
In this lecture, he shares the lessons he’s learned from his personal experience—and from helping so many people get past the ARE, and move into the next phase of their lives as Licensed Architects. 

AIA WJ EPiC SPECIAL EVENT – Michael Riscica, AIA


Getting Started with the ARE: Michael Riscica, AIA of YoungArchitect.com
When: MAY 22, 2018

Where: Kitchen & Associates. 756 Haddon Ave, Collingswood

RSVP: by MAY 20, 2018 to lauren.m.harris@outlook.com 


After working 40 hours a week, raising the kids, and managing life’s responsibilities, who has time to study 8+ hours a week for the Architect exam?!

The most valuable resource for every ARE Candidate is time.

Often, the hardest part is just getting started and taking the first steps with taking the ARE, which can feel overwhelming.

Getting Started with the ARE Lecture is a beginner/intermediate ARE lecture, which is designed to:

  1. Bring more clarity to this process.
  2. Get attendees thinking about taking the first steps.
  3. Reexamining their approach to studying.

Success with the ARE is possible—if you have an honest outlook about the terrain ahead, and a willingness to use the tools & practices outlined in this lecture.

In this lecture, you will learn:

o How the exam has recently been updated, explained in a way that is easy to understand and why you should care about the old exam.

o The #1 thing that will determine your success on the ARE. The answer might surprise you.

o How success in architecture school has nothing in common with success on the Architect exam (and why that matters).

o The Top 5 completely avoidable mistakes that are repeatedly made by most ARE Candidates.

o How to study effectively—while working 40 hours, raising kids, and managing life’s responsibilities.

o How to quickly resolve many of the issues, struggles, and challenges surrounding the Architect exam, and start enjoying the process of getting better at the craft of practicing architecture.

Over the past 2.5 years, Michael Riscica from YoungArchitect.com has helped over 300 ARE Candidates figure out how to juggle their already busy lifestyles, and start making massive progress on the Architect Exam.

In this lecture, he shares the lessons he’s learned from his personal experience—and from helping so many people get past the ARE, and move into the next phase of their lives as Licensed Architects. 

YOUR AIA: Apply for 2019 AIA NJ Board of Trustees Position

Be a part of Your AIA.  

Make a difference in Your Profession.  

Add Your Voice to the conversation.


AIA New Jersey is looking for members interested in serving as one of twelve At-Large Trustee positions for the 2019 year.  AIA West Jersey seeks local volunteers to represent our geographic region of the state on this board.  Please consider stepping up, giving back and working to make AIA better for you, the members.

This is an excellent opportunity to have a voice in the workings of an organization that builds and sustains the VALUE OF THE ARCHITECT.

Applications for the six (6) 2019 At-Large Trustee positions are currently being accepted, and must be completed by June 15, 2018.  Full details and the application are available via the AIA NJ website: 2019 At-Large Trustee Information and Application

Special Announcement for Emerging Professionals and Associate AIA members:
There are positions available immediately and in 2019 for the local and state Emerging Professionals Community (EPiC), and Young Architect Regional Director (YARD), please contact AIA West Jersey President-Elect and AIA NJ YARD, Jessica O’Donnell, AIA: jessica.mae.odonnell@gmail.com

It’s back! The 13th Annual AIA WJ Photography Competition

The 2018 AIA West Jersey Photography Competition is accepting submissions for it’s 13th annual event.  This competition is open to the public, as well as AIA members.  Please share with friends and family.  


Photo Credit: Robert Auld, AIA | Rio Maggiore

Winning entries will be used in the AIA West Jersey 2019 Calendar that will be distributed to members and affiliates.  Images of the winning entries may be shown at AIA-WJ events held and online/social media channels. Three cash awards from the winning entries will also be presented.

Full Photography Competition and Entry Form are available below. 

2018 Competition and Entry Form

Good luck from AIA West Jersey! 

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