AIA Newark and Suburban Architects is the forum through which its members define issues to be addressed. Today’s new technologies and markets make membership in AIA Newark and Suburban more important than ever to interns and architects in private practice, education, government or in a corporation environment. The reward for advancing the profession, improving architectural practice, and assisting all architects with their professional growth is shared by all members.
REPRESENTING THE PROFESSION TO THE PUBLIC
Success as a architect depends upon an informed public that values architectural services. AIA Newark and Suburban Architects provides a myriad of information to both the general public and potential clients as well as assisting architectural firms in promoting themselves to the public. Profiles of AIA Newark and Suburban member firms, information on how to select architects, services architectural firms provide, and how to prepare to become an architect, are the most requested information. See the Directory of AIA Newark and Suburban Architect Firms under the How to Hire An AIA Architect heading.
LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY REPRESENTATION
AIA Newark and Suburban Architects provides the power of a united profession better able to deal with critical issues impacting architects today, and to influence legislative and regulatory actions affecting the profession. In light of the decreasing role of the federal government, more and more issues must be addressed at the state and local level. AIA Newark and Suburban Architects provides information and education to state legislators and regulators on issues of interest and importance to the profession. Whether the issue is licensing, taxes, liability, code and standards, procurement of architectural services or historic preservation, AIA Newark and Suburban Architects is there representing the profession. See the Legislative and Government Affairs Committee for more information and to view public policies.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND HONORS
The annual AIA Newark and Suburban Architects/Architect’s League Trade Show is held each spring and includes educational programs, opportunities to discuss the latest products with manufacturer’s representatives and opportunities to interact with your peers. The annual AIA Newark and Suburban Architects Design Day recognizes design excellence and unbuilt student work. Additional professional development opportunities are offered throughout the year including those designed to assist interns in preparing for the architectural registration examination (ARE.)
KEEPS MEMBERS INFORMED
Rostrum, AIA Newark and Suburban Architects’ quarterly newsletter keeps members informed of AIA Newark and Suburban Architects activities as well as general issues of importance and interest to the profession. See acurrent issue of Rostrum.
OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED
AIA Newark and Suburban Architects committees provide opportunities for members with specific areas of interest or expertise to shape the growth of knowledge in these and other areas. Members are encouraged to participate in committee meetings and activities; however, corresponding members are also welcome.