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Faith Taylor keynote at ECG2015
AIA New Jersey
Faith Taylor is a senior global executive with progressive record of achievements and significant experience in strategic planning, development of new and existing businesses, innovation and change management, P&L and brand management as well as marketing. Known as an expert in Corporate Responsibility, Innovation and Sustainability she has a broad experience to draw from.
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General Counsel Lawrence Powers recognized
AIA New Jersey
Congratulations to our very own Larry Powers Esq. for being a finalist in the NJBIZ Counsel of the Year Awards for his work and dedication to AIANJ. The 2015 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Awards program, sponsored by Update Legal, Update Discovery, Gibbons P.C., Archer & Greiner P.C., K&L Gates, Princeton Legal Search Group, Hudson Reporting and Garfunkel Wild, honors New Jersey’s standout General Counsels and Chief Legal Officers for the critical role they play in making their companies successful.
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Philadelphia-based architectural firm recognized for work on Brown Hall
AIA New Jersey
AIA-NJ has recognized Philadelphia-based architectural firm Atkin Olshin Schade Architects with a merit award in the built open category in recognition of its design work on David B. Brown Hall at Princeton University.
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An architect's story: Chris Downey
AIA
Before beginning to design, architects look up. They look up to see what isn't there and to envision the potential for what could be. Architecture surrounds us in our daily lives. Look up and be inspired.
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Michael Bell, AIA, esq. & Marika Snider, AIA discuss the new residential design-build contract
AIA
Michael Bell and Marika Snider, and other members of the AIA Contract Documents Committee, wrote the newly release A145™-2015, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Design-Builder for a One or Two Family Residential Project. Here is an interview discussing the new A145™-2015 document, its benefits and the importance of standard legal agreements for the design and construction industry. You can also listen to a podcast of the interview.
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INDUSTRY UPDATES


Historic Trust funding recommendation not enough to preserve NJ's past
NJ.com
The annual list of New Jersey's 10 most endangered historic sites reminds us that threats to our state's treasures come from many fronts. Some sites are neglected and in crying need of maintenance. Others are located in the path of proposed gas pipelines, or face public auction. The list is the work of Preservation New Jersey, the West Trenton-based organization which since 1978 has been advocating to protect and enhance the state's rich and diverse heritage.
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The 21st-century skill set for architects
The Journal of the American Institute of Architects
The architecture profession is not known for being quick to change, but as the design process goes digital and clients demand more value from their projects, a budding or seasoned architect must evolve to stay relevant. While the core competencies — design, planning, drafting, rendering and BIM — remain invaluable, the following skills can give designers an edge.
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'Ugliest ... building' in NJ may get $675 million bonds
Bloomberg
New Jersey's American Dream entertainment and shopping center, the incomplete mega mall that Governor Chris Christie once called "the ugliest damn building" in the state, is poised for a jumpstart from the municipal-bond market. A decade after ground was broken for the project in New Jersey's Meadowlands Sports Complex, proceeds from about $675 million of bonds could speed up construction, according to East Rutherford Mayor James Cassella.
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Tech startup harnesses virtual reality for use in architecture
NPR
A startup company called The Third Fate envisions virtual reality as a way for architects and builders to offer tours of their designs before they're even constructed.
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Rehab at Red Mill Museum Village wins Historic Preservation Award
NJ.com
The Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton and Eclectic Architecture, LLC of Pohatcong, received a 2015 New Jersey Historic Preservation Award on May 14, for the rehabilitation of the Screen House. The coveted awards were presented at a ceremony at Monmouth Battlefield State Park Visitor Center to 10 preservation projects from across the state of New Jersey.
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WELL buildings getting better
By Michael J. Berens
The release of the WELL Building Standard last fall has helped raise awareness of ongoing efforts to make buildings of all kinds healthier for occupants. Promoted as "the world's first building standard to focus on enhancing people's health and well-being through the built environment," WELL is a great step forward in setting health and wellness objectives for building design and construction. Others also are making strides to bring occupant health and wellness to the forefront of the building industry.
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The rich history of architectural internships
Curbed
Architecture has an intern problem. Like many industries, the exact meaning of the title, and issues of compensation and responsibility, have been debated for years. The role "has been perceived as negative by many in the architecture community," says Dale McKinney, President of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), which recently decided to drop the title of intern architect and work on a replacement.
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What should be in your portfolio? Firms tell you what they're looking for and how to get hired
Archinect
Putting together a portfolio for a job application is practically a design commission in of itself. What projects should be included? How should they be presented? Most importantly, what does the compendium of work say about you, the applicant? After speaking with employers, we discovered that the work itself isn't necessarily as important as the thought and agility the portfolio demonstrates.
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Shigeru Ban, the architect who reshapes disaster zones
The Daily Beast
After helping disaster survivors in Japan, Rwanda, India and Sri Lanka, the architect Shigeru Ban will next use his building expertise to aid those affected by Nepal's deadly earthquakes. The Japanese architect recently announced he would be building emergency shelters to aid the displaced victims after two major earthquakes left more than 8,500 dead and tens of thousands homeless.
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