Historic Resources

AIA NJ recognizes this NJ State Historic Preservation Office Award winning project designed by HMR Architects of Princeton, NJ

  The reconstruction of the Nevius Dutch barn at Rockingham is a complete and accurate reconstruction of this threatened building type.  Prior to being dismantled the barn was threatened by neglect.  After being dismantled the barn remained in storage for over a decade until the project started in 2013.  The reconstruction of the barn included re-erecting the repaired frame on a new concrete…

The Bergen County Historic Preservation Commission commends the Closter Borough Hall with an award on May 4th, 2017

On May 4, Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Department of Parks, the Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs and the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board, celebrating 35 years of historic preservation in Bergen County, N.J., recognized 13 deserving recipients with Bergen County Historic Preservation Awards. AIA NJ wishes to congratulate the design team, including AIA…

Historic Building Architects, LLC receives New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office Award for BAYADA

  Annabelle Radcliffe-Trenner, Principal, Historic Building Architects LLC 312 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618 Tel 609-393-3999 Fax 609-393-4333 www.hba-llc.com   Historic Overview:   This is an excellent example of a Greek Revival Italianate wood frame house built in 1858 by John Buzby. The house is located in the heart of the Moorestown Historic District at the intersection of Main Street and Mill…

“BRIDGETON ROSE” HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARDS PROGRAM ON NOVEMBER 13 FEATURES FAMOUS ARCHITECTS AND HISTORIC CHURCHES Bridgeton, October 23, 2013. Do the names: Strickland–Eyre–Sloan–Furness–Venturi–mean anything to you? If so, you probably know more than a little something about historic American architecture. But even you could get an unexpected boost in your learning curve on Wednesday, November 13, when the City of Bridgeton Historic District…

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The Historic Resources Committee of  AIA New Jersey  is preparing Design Guidelines for Elevating Historic Buildings in NJ Owners of buildings in areas subject to flooding face a future that requires effective and thoughtful planning. Community flood hazard mitigation techniques (such as dune creation and drainage improvements) in concert with specific building techniques (such as resilient finishes, structural reinforcement and…

When I first started working my way up through the officers ranks, I thought the presidency would be an easy position to hold.  You know kiss a couple of babies, cut some ribbons, easy stuff.  It is not true. This has been one of the busiest years of my life and one of the more fulfilling.  I have had the benefit of a…

Annual event devoted to the preservation, advancement and dissemination of Cuban and Cuban-American culture. Keynote Address Historical Overview and Legacy of Cuban Architecture; The Colonial Period and the Cuban Republic; Revolution and Post-Revolution; Cuban Architecture and Urbanism Full Cycle; evening Concert – The Music and Architecture of a Romantic City starring Chico Álvarez and his Band Event is sponsored by The Cuban Cultural…

Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects is restoring the Trenton Bath House and Day Camp, a seminal mid-century modern landmark. The Princeton, NJ-based architecture firm Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, LLC (FMG) announces that construction has started for the restoration of Louis I. Kahn’s Trenton Bath House and Day Camp. These landmark buildings, designed by the renowned Modernist architect Kahn (1901-1974) for the Jewish Community Center…

By Fred B. Adelson, Ph.D. Professor, Art Department, Rowan University After World War II, Collingswood established itself as a flourishing South Jersey residential community, expanding beyond Haddon Avenue toward the Cooper River. This area, which was originally a vineyard, had become the Camden County Country Club by the early 1900s. Due to increased local opposition to policies that allowed members to golf on…

Carl Kemm Loven Noted for Charming Norman Designs GLEN ROCK, N.J. – It wasn’t quite the same as inspecting the Dead Sea Scrolls, but for amateur historians Nancy Atkins Peck and Xiomara C. Paredes, AIA, the level of excitement was no less great. What they were inspecting was a cache of the plans of architect Carl Kemm Loven that had been stored in…

PLEASE DO THIS TODAY New Jersey’s support for historic preservation has been especially strong since the 1980s. Through the New Jersey Historic Trust, more than 70 million dollars have been invested and hundreds of buildings having been restored throughout the state. Funding for the valuable programs provided by the Trust and open space are expiring and are in jeopardy under the current effort…

Turn-of-the-Century Structure Is National Historic Landmark ORANGE, N.J. — The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced its support of the restoration of the historic Orange Public Library at 348 Main St. in Orange, N.J., with a financial contribution. The contribution was made at a recent fund-raising event at which Samuel G. White, a great-grandson of architect Stanford White,…

The Lieb House on the Move

March 10, 2009 – There has been a flurry of media attention about the Lieb House’s successful transport from Long Beach Island, NJ and arrival on Long Island. After being loaded onto a barge at Barnegat, it floated by Pier 17 in NYC (South Street Seaport and Brooklyn Bridge), on it’s way to final destination in Glen Cove, NY. Architects Robert Venturi, original…

February 2009 – by Fred B. Adelson, Ph.D. Professor, Art Department, Rowan University As some may know, New Jersey is regrettably loosing the Lieb House by Venturi and Rauch. During the 1960s, this home on Long Beach Island and the Vanna Venturi House (Chestnut Hill, PA) were Robert Venturi’s only two residential commissions to go beyond the proposal stage. Indeed, the two-story vacation…

Janaury 2009 – AIA-NJ was the lead organizer and sponsor of a three day charrette to plan for the survival and adaptation of Bell Labs. The Bell Lab’s Charrette Report which documents the importance of Saarinen’s masterpiece, the charrette process and the collaborative efforts of architects, landscape architects, engineers, historians, planners, and interns is available: www.aia-nj.org/PDFs/news/bell_labs_final_report.pdf NOTE: Due to file size of report…

May 2008 – A three-day brainstorming event of architects, landscape architects, preservationists, planners, historians, mechanical engineers, and sustainable consultants concluded on Sunday with innovative visions and exciting news that the nearly 2,000,000 square foot office building and research facility in Holmdel, originally built as Bell Laboratories on 472 acres, has immense capacity for rehabilitation and adaptation. Sponsored by the American Institute of Architects’…