Joshua Barnett, Associate AIA, Awarded 2017 AIA NJ Intern Architect of the Year

February 7, 2018

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Barnett is pictured here with Service Award Committee Chair, Robert Cozzarelli, AIA and AIA NJ President Verity Frizzell, AIA at the recent awards gala held at Clark’s Landing in Point Pleasant. Photo by Hollander Photographic Services.

The American Institute of Architects New Jersey recently announced the winners of the 2017 AIA New Jersey Service Awards honoring the work of the state’s most talented and forward-thinking architects and architectural firms. Associate member Joshua Barnett was recognized as the Intern Architect of the Year.

Mr. Barnett is a designer with over nine years of professional architectural experience. He has a broad skillset, which has been enhanced by previous work experience in a variety of complex healthcare and education projects. His understanding of construction methods and techniques has helped him develop a design approach that is conceptually strong and technically rigorous. As an experienced designer, Josh has successfully applied this approach to a wide portfolio of project types, guiding them from conception and programming stages through construction administration. He works diligently to understand each client’s unique needs, challenges and business in order to view the design possibilities through their eyes, ultimately bringing their vision to life. In addition to his broad project experience, Josh is focused on furthering the profession as he has been active with both the AIA and NCARB and has represented emerging architects on the national level, working to shape the intern architect experience and inform and evolve the process of becoming an architect in today’s professional climate.

The AIA NJ annual Service Awards are given to recognize accomplishments of individuals and firms that have provided distinguished service to the profession and to the Society.  They are designed to focus on the accomplishments of members and non-members on issues of public awareness of the built environment, service to the community and other non-design aspects of Architecture.

This year’s jury consisted of AIA Connecticut President, George Fellner, AIA, AIA New York State President, Robert E. Stark, AIA and AIA Pennsylvania President, Robert Kelly, AIA. The 2017 Service Awards Chair for AIA NJ was past president and immediate past regional representative, Robert Cozzarelli, AIA.

“Each of the applicants for the AIA New Jersey 2017 Service Awards demonstrated a high degree of major architectural accomplishments regarding professional, technical and community-based attributes.  We congratulate the selected award recipients for their distinguished excellence involving their professionalism, extensive backgrounds, diverse involvements, as well as their clear commitments to the community.”                                                    ~ George Fellner, AIA



About AIA and AIA New Jersey


Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through a dynamic network of more than 250 chapters and more than 90,000 member architects and design professionals, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. The organization’s local chapter, AIA New Jersey, has served as the voice of the architectural profession in the Garden State since 1900. Based in Trenton, AIA New Jersey has 2,000 members in six local sections. For more information, please visit


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