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In This Small New Jersey Town, Sukkahs Pop Up in Unlikely Places

“The unusual structures of Princeton’s Sukkah Village were created in response to some of the most pressing issues of our day. “

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Architects Explore Sukkah Designs for City Life

“The exhibition Sukkah Village, on view in Princeton, New Jersey, was several years in the making, delayed by the death of Rabbi Adam Feldman, who had initially championed it, and then by Covid. The program features 11 architect teams’ original sukkahs. Proceeds from an auction of the pieces will go to a range of nonprofits that focus on homelessness, affordable housing, refugee resettlement and sustainability.”

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Sukkah Village Princeton Uses Design To Highlight Social Crises of Today

“Some three years ago Princeton architect Joshua Zinder viewed the film Sukkah City, the story of a New York City competition based on the creative design of a sukkah, a hut-like shelter made for the Jewish fall festival of Sukkot. The event was a means to draw attention to such issues as housing insecurity, homelessness, and hunger.”

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Sukkah Village 2021: Cultural Event Blends Design and Spirituality, Raising Awareness of Social Issues

“With the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel now clearly visible, students, teachers and parents are looking ahead to a return to in-person school as soon as possible. While airborne contagion remains an issue, facilities teams, administrators and school boards are assessing academic buildings’ ventilation to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff, according to architect Mark A. Sullivan, AIA, LEED AP.”…

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The May issue of LD+A Magazine is out from the Illumination Engineer Society, and Joshua Zinder’s Q&A about post-COVID synagogue design graces page 14.

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To reopen schools, cracking a window is not enough

“With the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel now clearly visible, students, teachers and parents are looking ahead to a return to in-person school as soon as possible. While airborne contagion remains an issue, facilities teams, administrators and school boards are assessing academic buildings’ ventilation to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff, according to architect Mark A. Sullivan, AIA, LEED AP.”…

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How architects are tackling New Jersey’s housing gap

“Architects in New Jersey are striving to increase the availability of affordable residences with creative, innovative approaches that reflect each town’s culture and character. Designs and plans for these solutions are the product of bringing together developers, city planners, government officials, neighborhood associations, grassroots-level stakeholders, and design professionals.”…

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Former Tannery Becomes Industrial Chic Office Space

“Adapting the former tannery for commercial office use required assessing the chemicals used previously throughout the space as part of the leather tanning process, as well as addressing the potential impact on air quality and end-user health and comfort. The chemicals stained the existing timber but none were deemed hazardous so the design benefits from the rich history of the building.”…

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As AIA New Jersey 2021 President, Architect Joshua Zinder to Promote Mentorship, Growth for Emerging Firms, and Housing Solutions

“The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) has announced the inauguration of Joshua Zinder, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB as AIA-NJ President. Zinder will lead the chapter’s Executive Committee in this volunteer position for a one-year term spanning the 2021 calendar year, in support of the organizational mission to boost public understanding of architecture “through advocacy, education and service,” while advancing the priorities of the building design profession statewide.”

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Re-Envisioning Hotel Amenities for the Pandemic and Beyond

“Eight months into a global pandemic, owners and operators in the hospitality sector face critical choices about strategy and planning for the future. The initial shutdowns have receded in most markets leaving capacity restrictions in their place and the early scramble to create and adopt social distancing and sanitation practices has settled into a routine.”…

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