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Meet the AIA-NJ 2015 Officers
AIA New Jersey
When serving as past president you automatically become the chairman of the Election Committee. Along with the help of the Past Presidents of each Section it is my pleasure to introduce you to the Executive Committee for AIA-NJ 2015. As you can see the leadership is in good hands, however I am sure Kim Bunn our 2015 President will be looking for our members to participate on Committees. If you have interest and would like more information you can contact Kim or Kurt.
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Architecture for Humanity REDC
AIA New Jersey
Resilience Through Education & Design Center

July 18-20, at the Seaside Heights Community Center,
1000 Bay Blvd., Seaside Heights, New Jersey 08751.

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New benefits to your membership
AIA New Jersey
Just flying back home from the 2014 Convention and there are some exciting new benefits to your membership I wanted to share with you. First, if you have not been to an AIA Convention it is a must at least once in your lifetime! Visit the schedule on AIA’s website and pick a city that you have always wanted to visit and make your reservations. The 2015 Convention will be in Atlanta.
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USGBC-New Jersey hosts Senator Norcross networking event
AIA New Jersey
Come out and enjoy a night of networking and socializing with others in green building & advocacy related fields. Senator Norcross will discuss the topics of economic development, green building and school construction, particularly in South Jersey.
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Sustainable Jersey looking for participants
AIA New Jersey
Sustainable Jersey has contacted AIA-NJ to see if there would be interest in filling some openings on their Task Force. Here is some information about the program. Sustainable Jersey is supported by 24 issue-based Task Forces (TFs) that help maintain the integrity and substance of the certification program. Over 300 leaders in New Jersey volunteer to serve on the Sustainable Jersey Task Forces from academia, the non-profit sector, the business community and state, local, federal and county government.
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Regional architecture groups look at critical infrastructure in a post-Sandy world
NJBiz via AIA New Jersey
Chapters of the American Institute of Architects from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island held a "regional recovery working group" recently on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey, focusing on changes to critical infrastructure design in a post-Hurricane Sandy world. The event was the third in a series of Sandy-related workshops. Others have looked at Sandy's effects on cities and coastal communities.
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AIA West Jersey hosts Annual Architectural Photography Competition
AIA New Jersey
The 9th Annual AIA West Jersey Photography Competition has opened for entries. Submit your interesting images of everything architectural – from the buildings around the corner, to a current project to an interesting place you visited.
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INDUSTRY UPDATES


A childhood passion for art led Fred Wolf to a career in architecture
C-VILLE Weekly
Fred Wolf grew up as one of six children in a modest Buffalo, New York, house, where, when he wasn’t sketching, he was inventing and building. In high school, he discovered architecture, and he hasn't looked back since. In addition to reminiscing about his childhood, the Wolf Ackerman partner told C-VILLE Weekly about architecture school at the University of Virginia, what inspires him, and why Virginia may not be the most obvious place for him to practice.
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Microalgae prints are nature's smart textiles
The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects
So-called smart textiles have garnered the attention of designers who are incorporating sensors, lights and other wearable electronic devices into fabric to reveal its environmental and user-driven transformations over time. Berlin design studio Blond & Bieber, however, developed a low-tech alternative to producing environmentally responsive clothing by printing with microalgae.
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Airport architecture: Flights of fancy
The Financial Times
Earlier this year Luis Vidal talked about his design for Heathrow's new $3.39 billion Terminal 2 in the U.K. He suggested that this was a new generation of airport, that this was a "gathering place", a "piazza", a place people would want to come to whether they were flying or not. At first, this seemed frustrating, but given further thought it seems obvious that airport architects face an invidious conundrum. They are designing a building type that, like a prison, no matter how luxuriously appointed, everyone wants to escape as soon as possible.
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Exploring the barns of Tewksbury
Hunterdon Review
To help celebrate Hunterdon County's 300th Anniversary celebration, Tewksbury Township will showcase some of its own history by hosting a Barn Tour. To be held July 20, the tour will show case some of the township's unique barns and properties.
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WhiteClouds creates colorful 3-D models for architects and builders
The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects
Industrial-scale 3-D printing is working its way into architectural modeling as the technology improves in speed, lowers in cost and broadens in scope. New to the market for professional 3-D printing services is the South Ogden, Utah–based WhiteClouds, which was founded in April 2013, but formally launched in December. The 22-member startup boasts an inventory of 12 industrial printers that can collectively print in 180 materials ranging from plastic to a sandstone-like finish, and a business model that targets architects and builders.
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W Design Architecture Studio blends house within the nature of Africa
designboom
Located within the serene environment of the eye of an Africa estate, W Design Architecture Studio has completed a project that they call "the light house." Following the success of previous projects within a similar context, the designers were approached with a request to do what they consistently do – create spaces that enhance the experience of living in Africa amongst its nature. Thus, the clients are constantly connected and exposed to their surroundings through a series of carefully orchestrated forms, materials and programs.
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Coast Guard station set for $14 million in Sandy upgrades
The Associated Press via The News-Times
The federal government is set to spend nearly $14 million on the Manasquan Inlet Coast Guard station to protect it from future storms like superstorm Sandy. The historic transformation is part of a redevelopment plan to centralize all the station's operations in a new 19,100-square-foot, three-story building. The boat house and crew barracks will be torn down, but the historic administration office is scheduled to remain, officials said.
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Harvard researchers develop a replacement for balsa wood
The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects
A recent development by researchers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute and its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reveals the sophisticated manipulation of inorganic substances to mimic the performance of a living material. Specifically, the scientists have been able to fashion fiber-reinforced epoxy composites to emulate the cellular structure and mechanical characteristics of balsa wood.
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