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AIA WJ: Building Tour - May 14th, 2016 - Save the Date

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 AIA West Jersey is excited to announce a trip to Long Beach Island, NJ for our 2016 Building Tour.  This year AIA members will tour a beautiful LEED Platinum home in Love Ladies, NJ.  The tour will feature conversations with the building architect, general contractor and LEED consultant.  Join us see the physical space set on the bay, and to learn more about what technologies were installed in the home, and[...]
AIA WJ Emerging Professionals: Restaurant Tour - March 29th, 2016

AIA WJ Emerging Professionals: Restaurant Tour - March 29th, 2016

In case you missed it: The AIA West Jersey Emerging Professionals Community (EPiC) convened on Tuesday evening, March 29th at Rockhill Restaurant in Cherry Hill for our monthly Seminar and Social Event. The seminar featured a tour of the facility conducted by Brad Barker, AIA of The Bannett Group, and project manager for the design of the restaurant. We began by walking the outside of the building and discussing the history of the site, how it was[...]
AIA-WJ members appointed to AIA-NJ Legislative & Government Affairs Committee

AIA-WJ members appointed to AIA-NJ Legislative & Government Affairs Committee

AIA West Jersey would like to announce the appointment of two of its members to the AIA New Jersey Legislative and Government Affairs (L&GA) Committee. Robert O'Reilly, AIA was appointed Chair of Environment Sub-Committee. Jason Lutz, AIA will be the AIA West Jersey representative to the state committee. The Legislative and Government Affairs Committee at AIA-New Jersey watches state and local issues, and ordinances to protect the practice of architecture in New Jersey. The Committee is broken[...]
GRAPHISOFT Student Design Competition

GRAPHISOFT Student Design Competition

GRAPHISOFT North America announces an exciting student design competition that challenges you to position Philadelphia’s rich history in front of the millions of tourists who visit it annually. The City of Brotherly Love hosts dozens of concerts, conventions, sporting events, and festivals – so the draw is there, but what the city lacks are temporary mobile visitor centers that can be brought to those venues and welcome event attendees. In this national one-stage competition – all[...]
General Membership Meeting & Dinner Seminar - March 15th, 2016

General Membership Meeting & Dinner Seminar - March 15th, 2016

AIA West Jersey will host the next General Membership Meeting and Dinner Seminar on March 15th at Caffé Aldo Lamberti in Cherry Hill, NJ.  AIA West Jersey will feature a presentation by Gregory LaVardera, AIA entitled Applying Swedish Innovations in Residential Construction Systems.  As Architects, we are witnessing a significant increase in the energy efficiency requirements for our housing. The best way to meet these new requirements is not always clear. For insight we can turn to Sweden where they underwent a similar[...]
AIA WJ Emerging Professionals: Window Installation Demonstration - February 25th, 2016

AIA WJ Emerging Professionals: Window Installation Demonstration - February 25th, 2016

Thanks to everyone who attended the AIA West Jersey Emerging Professionals Seminar & Social at "The Big Event" in Cherry Hill.  The event was hosted by Fritz Winterle of Super Enterprises (distributor of Marvin windows) and featured an engaging, informative demonstration of proper window unit installation presented by his colleague Rick. It was great to learn about the proper materials & methods to get the job done, while enjoying food, beverages and a couple rounds of[...]
AIA WJ Emerging Professionals: Forgotten Boardwalk - January 21, 2016

AIA WJ Emerging Professionals: Forgotten Boardwalk - January 21, 2016

In case you missed it, the AIA-West Jersey Committee of Emerging Professionals in Architecture (CEPA)  kicked off this year’s activities with its first social event of 2016 at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery in Cherry Hill. We enjoyed skee-ball and craft brews while catching up with colleagues and discussing new CEPA initiatives and various events that are planned for the upcoming year. Please note that the next CEPA Event Social Event and Seminar is fast approaching! Fritz Winterle,[...]
General Membership Meeting and Dinner Seminar - Jan. 28th, 2016

General Membership Meeting and Dinner Seminar - Jan. 28th, 2016

AIA West Jersey will host the first General Membership Meeting and Dinner Seminar of 2016 on January 28th at Café Aldo Lamberti in Cherry Hill, NJ.  AIA West Jersey is excited to feature a presentation by Chad Ludeman, President of Postgreen Homes.  Postgreen Homes (www.postgreenhomes.com) aims to “bring quality design and sustainable construction to the average earner in Philadelphia pining for homes in the pages of Dwell they could not afford.”  With attention grabbing titles for its work, including “Awesometown” and[...]
AIA-NJ State Convention - October 23-24, 2015

AIA-NJ State Convention - October 23-24, 2015

AIA New Jersey recently held the State Convention in Whippany, NJ.  The two (2) day event featured informative seminars, inspiring keynote speakers and local building tours. The Friday schedule began with keynote speaker, Shirley Blumberg of KPMB Architects, featuring recent work addressing five significant architectural challenges: diversity, inequity, environment, building community and limited financial resources.  KPMB Architects are based out of Toronto, Canada. Friday evening was capped with the announcement of winners of this year's AIA New[...]
CEPA Meeting - Business Basics Seminar - October 13, 2015

CEPA Meeting - Business Basics Seminar - October 13, 2015

Members of the Committee of Emerging Professionals in Architecture (CEPA) attended a seminar with Lee D. Boss, CPA of The Mercadien Group, an accounting firm based in the Princeton area.  Members and guests learned about several topics of interest for the intern and licensed architect alike, including: Business Basics/Financial Fluency, Critical Success Factors & Key Performance Indicators.  The event was held at Taproom & Grill in Haddon Township, NJ. Many emerging leaders from The Mercadien Group[...]

 

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