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Iconic Architect Poll

April 16, 2013

In honor of National Architecture Week (April 7-13, 2013) a week-long celebration of architects and architecture, the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects created a list of 10 of New Jersey’s most iconic architects. You’ve seen our list, now tell us what you think. If you want to read more about any Read More

Summary: The Garden State's Most Iconic Architects

April 13, 2013

In honor of National Architecture Week (April 7-13, 2013) a week-long celebration of architects and architecture, the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects created a list of 10 of New Jersey’s most iconic architects. The list includes architects representing a range of architecture styles & philosophies; contemporary & historic figures; men & women; Read More

Wentworth: The Garden State's Most Iconic Architects

April 12, 2013

Fred Wesley Wentworth, FAIA Fred Wesley Wentworth, FAIA, was a highly accomplished and respected architect in Paterson, N.J. between the late 1800s and mid-1900s, although, up until recently, was relatively unknown. Wentworth’s work, which had a large impact on shaping the Paterson community, consisted of institutional, commercial, residential, religious and healthcare buildings, as well as Read More

Childs: The Garden State's Most Iconic Architects

April 12, 2013

David Childs, FAIA David Childs, FAIA, who was born in Princeton, N.J., has designed some of New York City’s most iconic buildings, including the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, One Worldwide Plaza and the New York Mercantile Exchange, although he is perhaps best known for his controversial redesign of the new 1,776-foot One World Read More

Short: The Garden State's Most Iconic Architects

April 11, 2013

William H. Short, FAIA Considered to be a pioneer in historic preservation architecture, William H. Short, FAIA, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., a town where he practiced for many years and completed many projects. Fueled by an appreciation for the beauty of historic buildings, Short dedicated much of Read More

Eisenman: The Garden State’s Most Iconic Architects

April 11, 2013

Peter Eisenman, FAIA Peter Eisenman, FAIA was born in Newark, N.J. and attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J. He is an internationally recognized architect and educator whose award-winning, large-scale housing and urban design projects, innovative design for educational institutions and inventive private house designs attest to a career of excellence in design. Throughout his Read More

Wells: The Garden State’s Most Iconic Architects

April 10, 2013

Malcolm Wells, FAIA Malcolm Wells was born in Camden, N.J., raised in Haddonfield, N.J., and lived for some time in Cherry Hill, N.J. Often regarded as the father of modern earth-sheltered architecture, Wells advocated environmentally responsible design and promoted the idea of building structures at least partly underground. Wells, who died in 2009, started his Read More

Holzman: The Garden State’s Most Iconic Architects

April 10, 2013

Malcolm Holzman, FAIA Born in Newark, N.J., Malcolm Holzman, FAIA, a late modernist icon, has designed many important civic and academic structures throughout the United States, namely libraries, museums and performing arts venues. His structures are acknowledged for their evocative nature, technical vision and singular character. Holzman founded Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (HHPA) in 1967 Read More

Hillier: The Garden State's Most Iconic Architects

April 9, 2013

J. Robert Hillier, FAIA J. Robert Hillier, FAIA, is a more than 45 year veteran of the profession, having launched his career as a sole practitioner in Princeton, N.J. in 1966. In addition to design excellence, he is known for his business acumen, which earned him the title of New Jersey’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” Read More

Pettersen: The Garden State's Most Iconic Architects

April 9, 2013

Eleanore Pettersen, FAIA Eleanore Pettersen, FAIA, who was born in Passaic, N.J., was a pioneer who helped pave the way for women in architecture. Pettersen was one of the first women to be licensed as an architect in New Jersey and the first woman in New Jersey to open a private practice, which was in Read More

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