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AIA-NJ UPDATES

2014 design conference reschedule
AIA New Jersey
The Design Conference location and schedule is changing. The Oct. 9, event at the Trenton War Memorial has been cancelled.
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Dwell on design AIA member offer
AIA New Jersey
As a special offer we at Dwell are proud to offer all AIA members a discounted pass to this year’s show. Please feel free to spread the word to your fellow AIA members about this incredible opportunity to receive $30 off a Design Trade 2-Day Pass and $10 off of a Design Trade 1-Day Pass, using code AIA14.
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CANstruction 2014
AIA New Jersey
Dates:
Build Day: Oct. 24
Awards Dinner: Nov. 6

Theme: "Trick-CAN-Treat: Creative Halloween designs"

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INDUSTRY UPDATES


Michael Graves exhibit at Hamilton's Grounds for Sculpture
Inside Jersey
From renowned high-rise buildings to iconic teapots, clocks and toasters and thoughtfully planned health care equipment, Michael Graves has made an indelible mark on the way people around the world live, work and play for half a century. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the architect, painter, sculptor and product designer’s influence on modern culture, Graves’ expansive body of work will be the focus of “Past as Prologue,” an exhibit at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, beginning in September and running through early 2015.
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Union County Courthouse needs $3 million stairway to meet new fire codes
NJ Advance Media via NJ.com
It is the tallest building in Union County and has served residents for more than 100 years but over that time the courthouse on Broad Street has fallen far behind current fire codes. Over the last 15 years the state has threatened to close the building over the violations, but the county has managed to show progress towards meeting the new codes.
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Wildwood's quirky, kitschy Doo Wop architecture gets noticed
South Jersey Times
There's a lot of nostalgia surrounding Doo Wop motels in Wildwood. Visitors to this shore town — with the longest beach down the shore — remember these unique motels as special places where they once hung their beach towels. "It's surprising, the response we get ... we take calls all the time with people asking, 'Is such and such motel still there?'" said Dan MacElrevey, president of the Doo Wop Preservation League.
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How neuroscience can improve architecture
The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects
The human response to architecture is usually based on subjective emotions: I like that building, I hate this space; this room is so open, this office is oppressive. But something more nuanced is happening to elicit these responses. Neuroscientists have found that distinctive processes occur in our brains — consciously and subconsciously, cognitively and physiologically — from the moment we step into a space.
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New Jersey braces for future disasters by fleeing, and fortifying, the coast
NPR
It has been nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore in New Jersey, devastating cities throughout the region. As cities and towns along the coast consider how to prepare for future weather patterns, and avert the kind of damage that happened in 2012, a two-pronged response has emerged — a kind of municipal fight-or-flight response.
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Newark's historic commission upset over demolition of buildings
The Star-Ledger
Newark has an ordinance on the books that is ridiculously clear about what should happen if a building is slated to be demolished in one of its historic districts. Before any demolition permits are issued by the building department, the city’s Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission has to review the application at a hearing before deciding whether or not to grant permission.
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Tougher than diamonds
The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects
Inventor R. Buckminster Fuller left a compelling legacy in a wide swath of fields including architecture, education, engineering and transportation. A recent discovery reveals how Fuller’s legacy continues to live on at the bleeding edge of materials science.
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Jersey City's Boyd-McGuiness Park in for makeover
The Jersey Journal
The contracts have been awarded, the funds are secure, the design has been created and ground has already been broken on the makeover of Boyd-McGuiness Park at the corner of Duncan Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City. "I think it will be a great asset for the neighborhood and a much needed play area for kids," said Kara Hrabosky of the Duncan Avenue Neighborhood Association.
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Rice University researchers use graphene as a de-icing agent for glass
The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects
Graphene has elicited reactions from the public that span from sheer wonder to puzzlement, as reports of the new, conductive and incredibly strong, single-atom-thick, transparent nanomaterial continue to draw attention. Still, everyday product applications have been relatively slow to develop. A recent finding by researchers at Rice University could change that.
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