AIA Central New Jersey Names Three HDR Princeton Architecture Employees to Board
The installation of the AIA Central New Jersey Board of Directors, on which three employees from HDR’s Princeton architecture studio serve, took place on Feb. 27. Sean Cuddahy, senior project manager, was installed as the 2018 president. Donna Terzano, project manager, is the 2018 president-elect. She is also a past president. Tom Smith, design director, was named to the board as well.
Cuddahy said his plans include organizing events that engage members in thoughtful discussions about the architecture profession. “It is a great opportunity to give back to the profession and to share with the community about what we do as architects,” Cuddahy said about his new role. “Architects bring to the table creative visioning skills and the ability to develop solutions from broad, diverse and complex factors. I look forward to seeing how we as a profession can apply these skills to do an even better job addressing the needs of the community.”
A roundtable discussion focused on challenges and opportunities for women in architecture occurred as part of the installation ceremony. Six female architects representing various career stages and disciplines were involved in the discussion, including Liz Cook, vice president and project principal, also from HDR’s Princeton architecture studio.
“We all share a passion to promote opportunity for women,” Cook said about the women participating in the discussion. “Although half of those who graduate with architecture degrees are women, the number who become licensed and stay in the profession is much lower. We need to ask why this is happening, what is missing and how we can be advocates for change.”
AIA Central New Jersey is a not-for-profit membership corporation formed in 1930. A section of the American Institute for Architects, it services architects from Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset Counties.
HDR employs about 400 architecture, engineering and related professionals in New Jersey, with locations in Lawrenceville, Mahwah and Newark.
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