Thursday, June 13 7-9 PM
Charlie Browns in Chatham
Sunday June 9th, 2013
Hyde Park, NY
Two-Part Tour 10:30 AM – 3PM
organized by AIANS and The Architects League of Northern NJ
Tour #1 10:30 AM
119 Vanderbilt Park Road
Hyde Park, NY
Please join us on a ‘behind the scenes’ guided tour of the Hyde Park Vanderbilt Mansion; this is a 1.5 hour walking tour. There are approximately 100 steps. The building, constructed 1896-1899 is a remarkable example of a gilded age country place in America. It was designed by the Architecture Firm: McKim, Mead and White. The grounds are open for enjoyment before the tour.
4167 Route 9 Hyde Park, NY
Tour #2 2 PM
4097 Albany Post Road (Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY
After lunch we shall have a private tour of Springwood. This estate was the birthplace, lifelong home and burial place of our 32nd President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. We shall visit the home that he Roosevelt shared with his family and friends and where he went to rest and relax. The grounds are open until sunset to stroll around after the tour.
2.5 CEU’s will be given
Cost $30 per Person-Register and Pay Below
NOTE: travel to the site is ‘on your own’, meet 10:15a.m. @ the Vanderbilt Mansion Site, listed above.
Other places to visit after the 2 tours (on your own)
FDR library: Hyde Park, NY @ FDR home site. Partially open, undergoing renovations.
Beatrix Ferrand Garden at Bellfield: Hyde Park, NY Open to the public until sunset, free of charge.
This 110,000s.f. Richard Gehry design is a half hour drive north of the FDR home.
Richard B. Fisher Center of the Performing Arts building at Bard College.
If interested in a tour of this immediately following the FDR home: please email: Judy Donnelly, AIA @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thursday June 6th 2013 7:00PM – 10:00+
Egan&Sons: 118 Walnut St. Montclair, NJ 07042
Snacks and Beverages will be provided.
This event is a social and professional networking event geared specifically towards AIAS, recent graduates, interns, young architects, designers and other design build professionals.
Free to AIA Newark and Suburban Members, NJIT Architecture Students, AIA NY members, and Sponsors.
Non-member or Guests: $20/per person (Pay at event)
Participants are encouraged to register:
Contact: Alok Saksena, Chairsperson of EP AIANS email@example.com for more information or if you have any questions.
“The AIA is a visionary member organization providing advocacy, leadership, and resources for architects to design a better world.”
The American Institute of Architects is the voice of our profession, with over 150 years of dedication towards “promoting the scientific and practical perfection of its members, and elevating the standing of the profession” In 2012 the AIA introduced the AIA Repositioning, an initiative representing the most extensive research and strategic assessment of the organization ever conducted. Through interviews and discussions the initiative sought input from not only AIA member and non-member Architects, but also students and faculties, clients and the general public. The AIA Repositioning initiative is the Institute’s proactive shift in perspective, an honest questioning of just what the purpose of the AIA is today and what it should be moving into an uncertain future.
Below are the 10 areas identified as needing organizational reassessment in there discussion about repositioning. Further explanation of each category is below the poll or in this PDF.
Component autonomy versus unity. While a necessity, component autonomy leads to inconsistency in how members experience and value AIA through the local component.
Component structure. The component structure is unwieldy and challenging for even seasoned members to comprehend.
Lack of tier coordination. Many members and staff noted a lack of cohesion among the local, state, and national levels of AIA and are unclear about the distinct function and responsibilities of each tier.
Engaging emerging professionals. AIA seeks to be an essential resource for all architects, at every stage of their career, but the organization has yet to successfully embrace the values and interests of emerging architects.
Inefficacy of communications. Bombarded with communications, members “tune out” AIA. At the same time, most are unaware of the full scope of AIA offerings that benefit them and many have difficulty finding the information they seek.
Prioritization of initiatives. Given that the AIA cannot be all things to all people, the organization must decide the programs and services most essential to the majority of members so that resources can be allocated effectively and members receive the greatest value.
Passive reactiveness. Members and staff feel that AIA is often slow to take a stand on important issues that define and impact the architecture profession.
Resource allocation. Financial and other organizational resources are seen as disproportionately benefitting national at the expense of local and regional components.
Leadership tenure and agendas. The one year terms and changing agendas of elected leadership contribute to a lack of continuity and impact in identifying and acting upon organization priorities.
Board size and composition. The national AIA Board, with nearly 60 members, is large for an organization of AIA’s size. Similarly, your State or Local AIA Board may also be too large. However, the greatest concern is whether AIA Boards’ composition are truly representative of the range and diversity of membership.
Gerhard F. ‘Gerry’ Huegel, 83, of West Orange, N.J., passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013 at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. Letters of condolence may be posted at danglerfuneralhome.com. Gerry was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. and lived in Germany and Livingston before moving to West Orange 25 years ago. Gerry was the devoted father of Stefanie Leon and Dr. Claudia Huegel and her husband, Dan Le Roy. He is survived by his former wife, Gloria Huegel; he was the loving brother of Otto Huegel and the late Walter Huegel; brother-in-law of Sandra Huegel; devoted grandfather of Zachary, Jordyn, Lily and Zoe. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gerry’s name to the American Heart Association , 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, N.J. 08691-4183 and the West Orange Community House, 242 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052.