Emerging professionals often have to guess as to what sector they would like to work in, applying to firms that they hope will be a good fit. In an effort to expand their understanding of what custom residential architecture can be, the Young Architects Forum (YAF) has paired up with CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) for a building tour and panel discussion.
Next week, both young and established architects will meet in Lawrenceville to tour the new residence by DeNinno Architects on 45th Street, where Jeffery DeNinno, AIA both designed and acted as general contractor. After exploring this three-story residence, Jeffery and other members of CRAN will open up about the challenges and rewards of custom residential design, giving young architects a chance to ask questions of local experts.
This is the first collaborative event for the groups, but both hope to come together again in the future. “We chose this project as an introduction to CRAN because it’s a good example of what they do, and also because building tours are really valuable for young architects, because they are able to earn IDP (Intern Development Program) hours during them,” explains Raymond Bowman, Assoc. AIA, an active member of YAF. Mary Cerrone, AIA, of CRAN, agrees. “Originally it was going to be a panel discussion/mixer type event,” but upon learning of DeNinno’s project, she recognized the opportunity and helped organize it.
If you are interested in attending, the tour is on Wednesday, July 29th at 6pm. Please RSVP here.