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AIA NJ is celebrating National Architecture Week, April 8-14, by bringing our award-winning AIA 150 Architects in Schools Program back to the classrooms.

This year, President Verity Frizzell, FAIA, has chosen a partnership between Equity and Education as her theme.  Here is what she has to say…
“Several people have asked me what my theme or agenda is for the year. Mostly it is to continue the great work of all those who came before me, but there is one initiative I think is important.  We have talked a lot over the past several years about raising public awareness and improving the profession.  We have made some definite strides, but we have a long way to go before we stop hearing ‘I’m told I need an architect, but I don’t know what you do’ from our prospective clients.  I believe that the future of our profession, indeed of all professions, and the key to solving these challenges lies in our youth. If we can teach kids from all backgrounds the value of architects and architecture from a young age, not only will they make better clients one day, but some of them might want to become architects too.  As Michelle Obama said in her speech at the National convention in Orlando ‘They don’t even know what an architect is, let alone that they could be one.’  To that end, I want to start a statewide K-12 education program that touches as many kids from as many areas as possible. From my work on the Equity in Architecture Commission, I know that AIA National has restarted a significant effort in this area, and will be making a lot of resources available, so now is the perfect time to start.  However, I will need the help of everyone in the organization, because it’s no small task. But it is one we can accomplish together. One after school program, or assembly, or field trip at a time.”

To simplify the launch of AIA NJ’s K-12 initiative, we are offering a single, model program that can easily be shared by our members. Later in the year, we will be expanding our offerings and opportunities.

 We invite all of our members to get involved!

Full Details HERE


President Ronald C. Weston


Ronald C. Weston, AIA of West Orange, was installed as 2018 President of AIA Newark & Suburban Architects on the evening of Saturday, January 20th at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ. 

AIA Newark & Suburban Architects is a Section of the New Jersey Society of Architects (AIA-NJ), which in turn is a Chapter and Region of American Institute of Architects (AIA).  Through public education, outreach, community redevelopment, government advocacy and partnerships, AIA-NJ promotes the professional interests of its 2,000 plus member Architects, while working to build a safer and better world for all of us.

Along with Mr. Weston the following officers were installed for 2018:

  • Paul Tiajoloff, AIA of Kinnelon, NJ as President-Elect
  • Andrew Thompson, AIA of Union, NJ as First Vice President
  • Brandon Warshofsky, AIA of Newark, NJ as Secretary
  • Christy DiBartolo, AIA of Verona, NJ as Treasurer
  • Alex Gotthelf, AIA of Mountain Lakes, NJ as the Immediate Past President


Mr. Weston intends to focus his presidency on stewardship of the organization, and promotion of the AIA’s Values and Core Member Services, including Communications, Education, Advocacy, Public Awareness, Governance, Membership, Diversity and Equity in Architecture.

He is a Principal and Vice President at PS&S, a 260-person architecture and engineering firm based in Warren Township, NJ.  During his 30-plus years as a licensed architect, Weston has worked on a wide variety of commercial, educational, science & tech, hospitality and mixed-use projects in leadership roles at established NJ & NY design firms.

Mr. Weston is a longtime West Orange, NJ planning board member and past-chairman, and is a licensed architect in seven states and the District of Columbia. He is a licensed professional planner in New Jersey, and holds LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) credentials, sanctioned by the U.S. Green Building Council. Mr. Weston is a graduate of the Syracuse University School of Architecture.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about AIA Newark & Suburban Architects events or services can contact him at, or by phone at 973-280-9614.