Do you design for Aging?

AIA’s ‘Design for Aging’ Knowledge Community is now accepting submissions for their annual Design Awards. Submissions close on July 16th at 5pm.

ARE Resource Library Available

AIA West Jersey has an ARE Resource Library available for members. Contact our EPiC Section Director Lauren Harris, Assoc. AIA for a list of what is available or for more information.

6/29: AIA NJ CRAN Inaugural Event

Who is CRAN (custom residential architects network)? If you practice residential architecture for individual homeowners, whether you work on bathroom or kitchen remodeling projects, additions to existing residences, or ground-up new homes, you are doing “custom” work and are part of CRAN. Inclusivity is of the greatest importance to the CRAN leadership and the future growth of CRAN. We are a “style-blind” group which recognizes and accepts all types of residential architecture design idioms and practice models for its members. RSVP for our inaugural NJ Meeting!


6/21: AIA NJ East Coast Green

Join AIA New Jersey for the 9th annual East Coast Green Event! Our climate is changing, and with that, design and construction will need to adapt. East Coast Green brings together professionals from numerous industry segments to discuss the future of design on the East Coast and in an age of climate change. Highlighting topics of interest and importance, earn your CEU’s while learning what’s on the forefront of green design. Register today!

6/17: Lunch & Learn by Marvin at the Tap Room

All are welcome to attend our lunch & learn presentation on ‘Fenestration in Contemporary Residential Applications’ by Marvin Windows & Doors. This event will be held at the Tap Room in Haddonfield. Attendees will receive 1 AIA LU. Space is limited so register early to reserve your spot! Register today!

6/11: EPiC, Young Architect & City Invincible

Join AIA NJ EPiC and Young Architect Mike Riscica, AIA at City Invincible in Camden for a presentation on ‘How to Pass the ARE in 2019.’ Snacks and door prizes will be available. RSVP to reserve your spot!

Join us on 5/15 and earn up to 5 CEUs!

AIA West Jersey, AIA Jersey Shore and AIA South Jersey are hosting a tri-section meeting on May 15th. Details are below. Please RSVP to reserve your seat for all or part of the day’s activities.

Join AIA NJ APAC for a Day of Golf: 4/21

Join AIA NJ APAC for a great day of golf at great golf course is the opportunity to play golf with a state government official.

Register here or contact Jack Purvis, AIA for more information at



Building Tour & CEU Presentation: 4/27 – 3 LU’s

Come out for a unique event on Saturday 4/27: a building and grounds tour of the Red Dragon Canoe Club where Mary Todd Lincoln stayed immediately after her husband, President Abraham Lincoln, was assassinated. The Red Dragon Canoe Club, located at the historic Shipman Mansion, privy restoration received one of the largest allocations of Historic Preservation funds from the state of New Jersey. This building and grounds restoration effort included the slate roof, plaster and restoration of the privy (outhouse). The 1-hour tour of the historic club will be followed by a CEU Brunch and Learn Presentation. Event Attendees will receive 3 AIA CEU’s.
Historic Slate Roof Repairs and Interior Restoration designed by Phillip E. Scott, RA.  with the design architect who will speak about the client relationship, the triage, how the work was phased as well as the technical details of the historic slate roof.  KSK Architects Planners and Historians in Philadelphia, PA provides services in architecture, urban design, planning, and historic preservation. A focus of the practice is urban area revitalization and redevelopment. 
Lee Cousins and Carl Blaetz who renovated the privy will also join us.  Carl Blaetz of Long Neck Partners went through the rubble and recreated the privy based on their findings.  The privy, or outhouse, if one of the last remaining of its kind in New Jersey.  The interesting part of the privy restoration is how many original pieces they found and how they created new pieces using old findings. John Ahern of Ahern Painting will also join us to talk about the restoration of the architectural details such as using Styrofoam as a base to reconstruct the plaster ceiling molding.  
The session will wrap up with a question and answer session with additional walking tour options. We look forward to seeing you then!
RSVP to Jessica O’Donnell, AIA at or register online.

Allied Member & Mini Expo Event Recap

On Thursday March 21st the AIA West Jersey held their annual Mini Expo & Allied Member event at the Camden County Boathouse.  Our 2019 Allied Members: Arc Document Solutions, Garland Industries Inc., Pella Windows & Doors, Marvin Window & Doors, Hi-Fi Sales Co., Polaris Consulting Engineers and Rulon International  were in attendance handing out information on their products/companies and conversing with the West Jersey members about how they can assist with current or upcoming projects.  As the West Jersey members entered they were given a bingo card with Allied Members names and conversation topics to mark off as they networked.  A completed bingo card gave members the opportunity in the drawing for some prizes. 

After networking with our Allied members we had CEU presentations from Bob Longo, the Chair of the Codes and Standards Committee with AIA NJ, on his experience and gained knowledge on the NJ digital sealing requirements; followed by a presentation from Rob Austin, Code Specialist from the NJ DCA, on the expected adoption of the 2018 I-Codes by New Jersey before the end of the year. Bob informed us that a digital seal is for digital transmittal only and not printing, that a digital seal must be third party verified to meet the standards and that DCA is currently the only entity in the state able to and requiring digital sealing.  Rob went over the revisions that we can expect from the 2015 to 2018 codes and explained the code adoption process and timeline for the state of New Jersey.
After “The Bob and Rob Show”, as they termed themselves, completed their presentation we had a little more time networking with our Allied members to try to complete our Bingo cards before handing out some fun prizes and wrapping up for the night.

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