The New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) will install its 2012 officers at the organization’s annual awards gala at The Waterside in North Bergen, N.J., on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. The annual event will also celebrate the top achievements among architects and architectural companies throughout the state.
“We express our sincere gratitude to those officers who served AIANJ in 2011 and are looking forward to another great year under the guidance of our incoming 2012 officer class,” said Laurence E. Parisi, 2012 president of AIA-NJ.
The 2012 officers include
Laurence E. Parisi, AIA, of Fort Lee, N.J., who will be installed as president. Parisi is owner and president of Laurence E. Parisi P.C. Architects, located in North Bergen, N.J. Parisi has over 40 years of experience and specializes in the design and development of educational, municipal, residential, health care and commercial facilities.
Jack Purvis, AIA, of Howell, N.J., who will be installed as president-elect. Purvis has over 25 years of experience. His firm, Jack A. Purvis Architect in Allenwood, N.J., was established in 1986 and caters to a wide variety of projects including new construction, renovations and additions to commercial, residential, private and public facilities.
Kimberly Bunn, AIA, of Moorestown, N.J., who will be installed as first vice president. Bunn is owner and principal of Moorestown-based Bunn Architecture, a full service architectural firm specializing in residential projects.
Kurt Kalafsky, AIA, of Howell, N.J., who will be installed as second vice president. Kalafsky is a founding principal and chief technology officer of the Aztec Corp. and Aztec Architects LLC. He is a registered architect in 28 states and the District of Columbia.
Michael Hanrahan, AIA, of Readington Township, N.J., who will be installed as past president. Hanrahan is an associate partner at Clarke Canton Hintz, an award-winning architecture, planning and landscape architecture firm in Trenton, N.J.
The following officers will be resuming multi-year positions
Jerome Leslie Eben, AIA, of West Orange, N.J., will resume his position as regional director. Eben is an architect and ambassador for Deutsche Steinzeug, a German-based ceramic tile manufacturer, and principal of Jerome Leslie Eben, Architect and Planner in West Orange, N.J.
Justin A. Mihalik, AIA, of Essex Fells, N.J., will resume his position as treasurer. Mihalik is a principal at J.A. Mihalik Architect LLC in Livingston, N.J.
Clair Wholean, AIA, of Jersey City, N.J., will resume her position as regional associate director. Wholean is a project manager at the New York City-based, full service architectural firm, Kenny & Khan Architects.
AIA New Jersey is the statewide chapter of the national AIA. The chapter was formed in 1900, uniting the architects of the state by merging the AIA Chapter with the New Jersey Society of Architects. The AIA-NJ chapter has six local sections, which include Architects League of Northern New Jersey, Central Jersey, Newark and Suburban, Jersey Shore, South Jersey and West Jersey. Each section is independent and runs local events and programs for its members.
AIA helps architects serve the public’s needs and builds awareness of the role of architects and architecture in American society. The organization was created in 1857. Today, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and nearly 300 local chapters, the organization represents 86,000 licensed architects and associated professionals.
About AIA and AIA New Jersey
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the professional organization that helps architects serve the public’s needs and builds awareness of the role of architects and architecture in American society. The organization, which was founded in 1857, recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., its 300 plus local chapters represent 86,000 licensed architects and associated professionals. AIA New Jersey, based in Trenton, is the local chapter of AIA. In 2000, it celebrated its 100th anniversary. AIA New Jersey has about 2,000 members in six regional sections. For more information, please visit www.aia-nj.org .