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AIA-NJ UPDATES

ARE Structural Systems Seminar
AIA New Jersey
Oct. 2, 3 and 4
Courtyard Marriott Downtown
Newark, NJ

This 3-day seminar offers a clear and easy to understand review of what you need to know to prepare for the Structural Systems division of the A.R.E., covering general structures, lateral forces and structural framing vignette.
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Architect's League 2015 Scholarships
AIA New Jersey
The Architects League of Northern New Jersey, a section of AIA-NJ, is pleased to announce the following as recipients of our 2015 Scholarship Awards. The Architects League Scholastic Achievement Award is given to undergraduate & graduate students for scholastic excellence in architectural design. This year's recipient is Tony Giard of Sussex, New Jersey. Tony attends the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is expected to graduate in 2016.
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AIA New Jersey and Houzz
AIA New Jersey
We are excited to announce our participation in the Houzz Affiliation Badge Program. Houzz has become the leading online platform for home remodeling and design. With more than 25 million homeowners using Houzz every month, we know that using Houzz can help you build your brand and grow your business. The Badge Program will let you showcase your affiliation right on your profile.
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ArchiPAC update — race for the ArchiCUP!
By Justin A. Mihalik, AIA 2015 ArchiPAC Steering Committee Member
The Convention in Atlanta was a great success for ArchiPAC and I wanted to thank those AIANJ members that contributed while there! Thus far ArchiPAC has raised $24,000 and recruited 225 members. This year at Convention to make things interesting there was a competition amongst the Chapters and team ArchiAdvocates, which included AIANJ, took 4th place and raised $4,326.50 with 31 contributors! It was a very close race and was all in good fun!
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2015 AIA-NJ design competition submission requirements
AIA New Jersey
The AIA New Jersey Annual Design Awards Program brings public and professional recognition to architectural projects which exhibit design excellence. Architects are invited to submit their work for review by the distinguished Design Awards Jury.
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ikon.5 architects receive award for Newark Community Center
AIA New Jersey
AIA-NJ has recognized Princeton, N.J.-based design firm ikon.5 Architects, with a Merit Award in the Unbuilt category for the design of a new Training, Recreation and Education Center in Newark, NJ. As conceived by iikon5_NewarkHousingAuthoritykon.5, the community center will be housed in one building composed of two interlocking triangular wedges.
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AIA Convention 2016 — Call for proposals
AIA
AIA Convention is one of the largest annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S., featuring hundreds of speakers and education sessions on practice strategies and opportunities, emerging trends and topics that inspire and educate. If you're an articulate subject matter expert with a great concept for an education session, we invite you to submit your proposal by August 15, 2015.
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INDUSTRY UPDATES


Brutalist playgrounds: 1960s concrete jungle gyms remade in pastel foam
The Guardian
An assortment of strange concrete forms stand in a sunken pit at the foot of the Balfron Tower in east London – a little tableau of walls, ramps and an odd lookout tower that could be the fenced-off ruins of some ancient civilization. The civilization in question was known as the welfare state, and this was one of its playgrounds, lying at the base of what was once a great slab of social housing designed by Hungarian emigre architect Ernő Goldfinger. The building is now being scrubbed up before being sold off as luxury brutalist apartments.
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April job growth for architecture and engineering
The Journal of the American Institute of Architects
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the May employment report, which includes data on how many jobs large sectors added and lost last month. The release also includes the most recent data on smaller portions of the job market, which includes architecture, landscape architecture, and engineering and drafting services. These numbers are released one month later than the larger sectors. The overall architecture and engineering sector added 4,500 jobs in May, nearly double what the sector added in April.
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10 ways architectural employers can maximize the effectiveness of their employees
Archinect
Management is not a science; it is an art. Maximizing the effectiveness of a studio is not about implementing broad strokes out of a step-by-step guide, but rather requires understanding the nuances of performance, environment and long-term goals. These 10 suggestions serve as a starting point for creating a more holistic management strategy.
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More evidence of positive effects of nature in built environments
By Michael J. Berens
Increased daylighting is now a common strategy for reducing energy consumption in buildings. It has the added benefit that it is also good for occupants. Exposure to sunlight and natural views have been shown to improve mood, increase productivity and enhance wellness. Several recent studies have found that providing access to nature and natural views in the built environment also promotes a number of other positive behaviors.
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Where did all the construction workers go?
The Wall Street Journal
There should be plenty of workers in hard-hats looking for jobs. From April 2006 through January 2011, nearly 2.3 million construction jobs — more than 40 percent — were wiped out. As of last month, the sector was still more than 1.3 million jobs shy of its bubble-era peak. But if workers are out there, builders can't seem to find them.
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The final building at the World Trade Center will look like a 'vertical village of city blocks,' says architect
Business Insider
The new design for Two World Trade Center will be a lot of things, but it will not be a twin to One World Trade Center, which recently opened for business in lower Manhattan. That is according to Bjark Ingels, the star architect who designed Two World Trade. He talked to Business Insider about restoring the Manhattan skyline to its former glory.
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The co-op: A new model for remodeling and design firms?
By Michael J. Berens
Business is booming in the remodeling industry. Profits, not so much. Looking ahead to better days, consumers are undertaking long-delayed home improvements. But their wallets are stuck in the recession. This makes it tough for smaller firms to increase their fees and eke out a bit more profit. What if your firm could stay small but take advantage of a broader reach and economies of scale, like larger firms? Some firms are experimenting with new business models to do just that.
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