AIA NJ President Elect Judy Donnelly, AIA, Receives Newark and Suburban’s Highest Award

February 27, 2018

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Judith Donnelly, AIA was presented the award by her mentors and colleagues (L-R) Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, Jerome Eben, FAIA, and Joseph Flock, AIA.

Hackettstown, N.J. Resident Receives Highest Honor

The New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA NJ) 2018 President-Elect Judith Donnelly, AIA, has been recognized by her local section as the most recent recipient of the Herman C. Litwack, FAIA, Distinguished Service Award.  This is the highest honor bestowed on a member of AIA Newark and Suburban Architects. Architect Judith Donnelly is recognized for her outstanding service to the organization. Joining the board in 2003, she worked her way up through the ranks until her term as president in 2010. Donnelly has been the AIA Newark and Suburban Continuing Education Chair and the Building Tour Chair, presenting exciting and informative learning opportunities to the membership. Ms. Donnelly is also an active community servant. She has provided pro bono construction management to the Women’s Domestic Abuse Center, lectured at Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership and New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners. Judy served as judge at the Ledgewood Mall Craftsmen Fair, worked as a guest lecturer at the interior design program at County College of Morris, reaches out to Boy Scouts events and was an active participant in the AIA 150 program. In these unselfish outreach activities, she represents the new voice of architecture advanced by Herman C. Litwack, FAIA.

Donnelly is the principal owner of Hackettstown-based Donnelly Architecture, LLC, which works on both residential and commercial projects.

“As Architects, we see the importance of responsible design on a daily basis, and the AIA-NJ organization is tasked with fostering an environment that is supportive of building best practices,” said Donnelly. “In recent years, we’ve been active in areas including storm preparedness and recovery, and I look forward to being a part of the organization’s growth as we continue to work to serve our communities.”

Donnelly, who has been an active member of AIA NJ for over a decade, previously served as the organization’s vice president and secretary. She has also been a member of several AIA NJ committees. Donnelly holds a bachelor degree of fine arts from Kean University and a master’s degree in Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She has also taught AutoCAD and drafting in the Interior Design program of the Berkeley College of Business.


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