Dean Marchetto, FAIA, and Dave Minno, AIA, Present The Design of Multi-family Buildings in a Post Pandemic World Webinar

October 21, 2020

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Dean Marchetto, FAIA, and Dave Minno, AIA, Present The Design of Multi-family Buildings in a Post Pandemic World Webinar

The AIA NJ Public Awareness Committee is hosting a series of free webinars for developers, business owners, facility managers, operators, and users to assist them in facility design changes that can be anticipated in our post-pandemic world. Each webinar will focus on a different building/ business type and feature a panel of architects experienced in that sector. The Series is developed and moderated by Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA. The first in the series is on Multi-family housing. Please join us for this free member benefit presented by the American Institute of Architects New Jersey Public Awareness Committee. 

Please click HERE to register.

October 22, 12:30 – 1:30 PM


Presenters: Dean Marchetto, FAIA and Dave Minno, AIA

Course Description: 

Two leading experts in the design of Multifamily housing discuss recent trends in their work as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Dean Marchetto, FAIA, PP, and David Minno, AIA, PP, present changes in the way their buildings are being designed. These industry leaders also discuss how the virus has impacted their professional practices and what long term impacts they see to their firm going into the future. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • How social distancing will impact building floor plans and amenity spaces.
  • How corridors and sidewalk dimensions will be affected.
  • What changes will occur to unit sizes, home office/ learning and outdoor spaces.
  • How common circulation will be affected such as number of elevators and parking spaces.

About our presenters: 

Dean Marchetto, FAIA
Founding Principal
Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects PC

Hoboken & Jersey City, New Jersey

Dean Marchetto is the founding principal of Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects established 1981 in Hoboken and expanded to Jersey City in 2016. MHS is an award-winning architecture, planning, and urban design firm that specializes in downtown mixed-use buildings, TOD’s, and redevelopment projects. Dean is a Licensed Architect and Planner and a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. He is an active member of the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute, the Congress of New Urbanism, New Jersey Future, and serves as a long-standing commissioner on the Hudson County Construction Board of Appeals. Dean has also served on the Hudson County Public Arts Commission.

Dean’s design philosophy is based upon understanding a new building’s relationship to its surrounding context and in many cases the architectural heritage of its location, especially in existing downtown locations. Dean has built his 35-person firm around this principal. Weaving new buildings into an existing urban context presents a rich dialog between old and new designed to create vibrant and familiar urban places. This idea generated an architectural style that has provided the new face for Hoboken’s incredible revitalization

Marchetto Higgins Stieve’s clients include the Albanese Organization, Bijou Properties, Kushner Real Estate Group, the Kushner Companies, the Rockefeller Group, the Roseland Property Company, Hartz Mountain, Russo Development, Toll Brothers, Fields Development, China Construction of America, Bijou Properties, Ironstate Development, Panepinto Properties, and Mill Creek Residential.

David J. Minno, AIA, PP
President and a Principal

MINNO & WASKO Architects and Planners

Mr. Minno specializes in private sector, large mixed-use redevelopment including TOD’s and projects that have significant residential components. Many of his projects reflect client relationships that span more than fifteen years, including Roseland Properties, RXR, The Bozzuto Group and Mill Creek Residential.

MINNO & WASKO currently are working on sustainable, redevelopment projects in the following cities: Jersey City, Hoboken, Stamford, Morristown, Somerville, Park Ridge, Asbury Park, Bayonne and Harrison. Most of these commissions were obtained by partnering with project developers and competing for RFP based sites.
Mr. Minno has deep experience in obtaining regulatory approvals for large scale development and becomes involved in the architectural design of a project at the early stages of a concept.

MINNO & WASKO offer their clients, quality design, cost-effective detailing and timely services. The firm has a staff of over 85 professionals, who are experienced in all forms of residential and light-frame commercial construction with offices in Lambertville and Newark, New Jersey. 
Mr. Minno has his Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School. He is active in many professional
groups including the Urban Land Institute and The Congress for New Urbanism. He has volunteered his professional services to Habitat for Humanity and as a speaker for AIA New Jersey.

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