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AIANJ East Coast Green — save the date
AIA New Jersey
June 17, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at NJIT School of Architecture

Learn more about the conference program and schedule.
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NJIT students win Global Schindler Award
AIA New Jersey
Eleven NJIT students in the Master of Infrastructure Planning (MIP) program (a mix of undergraduates and graduate students) led by Georgeen Theodore recently were acknowledged for a Global Schindler Award, a design competition seeking an original design concept to engage the specific spatial condition in Shenzhen, China "Considering the Interface between Mobility and the City."
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AIA Small Firm Exchange at 2015 AIA National Convention
AIA New Jersey
Did you know that 50 percent of AIA members practice in firms of of 5 or less people? Did you know that 70 percent of members practice in firms of 20 or less? The AIA Small Firm Roundtable (SFRT) seeks to specifically address the needs of the small firms. At the AIA National Convention there is a track of programs and events specifically tailored to the interests of small firms. That track is call the Small Firm Exchange, or SFx. This year in Atlanta, the SFx track is particularly robust. Please see the flyer below for the complete schedule of events. And, while in Atlanta look for people donning a SFRT badge. They will gladly welcome you to the group!
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New perspectives on the past — registration open
AIA New Jersey
New Perspectives on the Past: 2015 New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference, scheduled for June 3-4, 2015 at the Hotel ML in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The annual conference offers more than 20 educational sessions and field workshops over two days. Featured speakers include Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI's National Art Crime Team, Ruth Abram, founder of the Tenement Museum, and Elizabeth Silkes from the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
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Donna M. Miller, AIA earns NJ architect license
AIA New Jersey
Donna M. Miller, AIA has just successfully completed all sections of the rigorous Architectural Registration Examination administered by the New Jersey State Board of Architects and NCARB.
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NJIT School of Architecture appoints new director
AIA New Jersey
Richard Garber, associate professor of architecture, has been appointed director of the School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
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INDUSTRY UPDATES


A look at the history of bank architecture in NJ
NJBIZ
You've probably passed by thousands of them. Once Kim Bunn serves you the involved history of bank buildings, these facilities no longer blend together in one run-of-the-mill visual soup. Bunn, the American Institute of Architects New Jersey chapter president and registered architect, has done quite a bit of historic research and preservation work on local banking facilities. She even co-authored a book on it.
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NJ homebuilding starts off slowly in first quarter
NorthJersey.com
Home construction in New Jersey has gotten off to a slower start this year, with builders starting 5,352 units in the first quarter, down 8.3 percent from a year earlier. But Patrick O'Keefe, an economist with CohnReznick in New York and Roseland, expects builders to rev up construction later this year, giving the homebuilding sector "its best performance since 2006." O'Keefe is forecasting that about 30,000 housing units will be started in the Garden State in 2015, compared with 28,119 in 2014.
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Building industry betting on pent-up demand to boost activity
By Michael J. Berens
The beginning of 2015 was "deja vu all over again" for the building industry, as severe weather conditions in much of the country once more dampened activity for most of the first quarter. New construction, remodeling and design work all lost some momentum coming off a strong fourth quarter in 2014, although growth remained positive overall compared to a year ago. Nonetheless, building professionals express confidence that improving economic indicators will encourage homeowners to undertake projects they have been putting off for some time.
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March 2015 Architecture Billings Index picks up pace
The Journal of the American Institute of Architects
After starting off 2015 in negative territory, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI), released by the AIA, reflects overall growth in design services for the past two months. The March ABI score was 51.7, up from February's mark of 50.4 and January's 49.9. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings, whereas a score below 50 means a contraction.
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10 ways to improve architecture competitions
ArchDaily
In conjunction with the release of the results of their "Design Competition Survey", the Van Alen Institute have put forward 10 propositions for the improvement of design competitions. These 10 suggestions can be used to help promote innovations and success in the field of architecture.
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How to design a prison that actually comforts and rehabilitates inmates
Co.Exist
The Las Colinas Detention & Reentry Facility in San Diego, designed in partnership with KMD and HMC Architects, is the first detention facility of its kind in the U.S. that uses environmental and behavioral psychology to improve the experience and behavior of both inmates and staff. The project uses scientifically-proven research on how light, color, materials, texture, air quality, acoustics and access to nature affect mental and physical well being to inform design decisions throughout.
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Report: More design jobs added in 2014
By Michael J. Berens
Employers hired 1,300 more interior designers between May 2013 and May 2014, bringing the total number of employed designers to 45,010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While far from peak employment — which reached 53,290 in 2008 — the number of employed designers is the highest since 2010. Overall, employment grew by 3 percent during the period covered, notably slower than the 7.3 percent growth achieved during the previous 12-month period.
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How the drought will reshape California landscape architecture
Curbed
Faced with a water shortage of historic proportions, California is dealing with a resource crisis that's asking a West Coast accustomed to expansive growth and endless possibility to go against character and make do with less. The last time going dry has caused this much consternation was during Prohibition. And while the effects of conservation crusades and Gov. Brown's across-the-board cut in water usage loom over many industries, one sure to be radically altered by the new normal is landscape architecture.
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