AIA-NJ Blog

The 2017 AIA QUAD Conference was a Tremendous Success

November 14, 2017

The 2017 AIA QUAD Conference was a tremendous success. Fascinating seminars, trendy tours, diverse Expo floor and successful networking opportunities with architects from the four states.   Kim Vierheilig and Jessica O’Donnell at their Friday panel discussion on Designing Your Career Path Through equity, Engagement & Leadership.   Architects viewing the Quad Design Awards Presentation. Read More

Q3 YAF Connection

November 1, 2017

The Q3 issue of YAF CONNECTION is out and available online. This issue focuses on Disaster Relief, Humanitarian and Pro-Bono work. In this issue AIA New Jersey member Kyle Rendall, AIA is featured for his work locally.   Read about his efforts and others around the country who are working to improve the built environment. Read More

CORNERSTONE Celebrates 30th Anniversary

November 1, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ (12 September 2017) – – Cornerstone Architectural Group, LLC, celebrated 30 years in business during a reception at the firm’s Hamilton Boulevard office building. Staff, invited guests, clients, business partners, friends and family gathered at an outdoor social gathering amid tasty treats and favorite beverages. The celebration was highlighted by Borough Council Read More

In the 5 Years since Hurricane Sandy, AIA-NJ has Increased their Commitment to Resiliency

October 29, 2017

  “AIA-NJ is really a model of how to get it done after a disaster.” ~ Illya Azaraoff, AIA Contributors: Illya Azaraoff, AIA; Bruce Turner, AIA; Justin Mihalik, AIA and Laurence Parisi, AIA Editor: Stacey Kliesch, AIA   In 2012, in the weeks and months following Superstorm Sandy, AIA-NJ’s members were getting back on their feet. Read More

Hurricane 101 – FOR ARCHITECTS

October 28, 2017

for nerds, geeks and dreamers A soliloquy by Laurence E. Parisi, AIA   I recall in architectural school at NYIT, there was a special section in the computer department for architects. Established to enable architectural students to complete their course requirements, I was told architect’s logic did not jive with the computer logic and they Read More

The AIA NJ 2018 Design Award Winners are Announced

October 27, 2017

  2018 Design Awards Winners   Thank you to all the participants in the 2017 Design Competition.  All the submissions were of quality, distinction and worthiness.  Below are this years winners. Built – Commercial, Institutional, Educational or Multi-Family Residential Design HONOR Novartis Visitor Reception Building East Hanover, New Jersey Weiss / Manfredi MERIT Edward P. Evans Read More

AIA NJ Executive Director Joseph Simonetta promoted to Senior Partner at Public Strategies Impact

October 27, 2017

On October 10, 2017 PSI announced that they had promoted two outstanding members of their staff: top Democratic strategist, William Maer, and AIA NJ Executive Director,  Joseph Simonetta, to Senior Partner.   AIA NJ is very proud and excited to extend our congratulations to Joe! Upon joining AIA-NJ in 1995 as executive director, Joe brought with him Read More

New Jersey State Board of Architects Gains Three New Board Members and One Reappointment

October 26, 2017

The New Jersey Governor’s Appointments office has recently announced Governor Christies’ appointments to the NJ State Board of Architects. Please join AIA NJ in recognizing: Appointee Peter Dorne (Harding Township, Morris) Appointee Robert Cozzarelli, AIA (Belleville, Essex) Reappointee Albert Zaccone, AIA (North Haledon, Passaic) Appointee Thomas Fantacone, AIA (Short Hills, Essex) Gentlemen, your service to Read More

Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, appointed to the New Jersey State Board of Architects

October 26, 2017

Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, Past President and Regional Representative for AIA NJ, has been appointed to the New Jersey State Board of Architects by NJ Governor Chris Christie. His term begins immediately and ends April 29, 2022. The Governor’s Appointment’s office expressed their confidence in Bob’s ability to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this position with Read More

Knowing Sandy

October 26, 2017

By: Susan P Bristol, AIA, NJ PP, LEED AP                                                               spbarch@gmail.com SPB Architecture LLC, Rocky Hill, NJ 609.924.7989 Spbarchitecture.com (Adjunct Professor at NJIT, CoA+D, School of Architecture)     Architecture, having been consumed by the movement toward sustainability in recent decades, now has a new mandate. Resilience.  In post-Sandy NJ (and NJ River basins since Read More

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