AIA New Jersey Recognizes World Architecture Day with a US / UK Professional Discussion

October 4, 2021

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AIA New Jersey Announces an International Panel Discussion in Recognition of World Architecture Day


Scot Alan Masker, RIBA, and William J. Martin, AIA, are teaming up to present a new panel discussion webinar, Design, Clients, and Process – Common Issues in Practice from Across the Pond: UK and US. 

Scot and Bill will share the dais with 4 colleagues to compare and contrast professional experiences in each country across the topics of client relations, marketing, production, design development, regulations, and much more. This interactive Zoom presentation will be offered on Wednesday, November 10th, from 12:30-2:00 PM Eastern Time.  

Please save the date and look out for more details on our speakers, continuing education and registration. This program is presented by AIA New Jersey and is a free member benefit. 


About our Moderators:

Scot Alan Masker, RIBA

Scot graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from Rutgers University, New Jersey.   He went on to study Architecture in London gaining a BA (Hons) Architecture as well as achieving his M Arch from Virginia Tech and State University.

He is a Chartered Member of the RIBA. 

Scot is now director of his own practice, this after a long experience in other firms including as director for 19 years in his previous position.

Scot has managed a wide range of projects including major urban mixed-use and retail developments, commercial housing schemes, large bespoke private houses, social/sheltered and care accommodation projects as well as agricultural diversification proposals. 

He has long experience in dealing with the sensitive issues surrounding historic buildings and their settings and has worked on projects from landed historic estates such as the Grange Estate in Hampshire to the listed Old Spitalfields Market in London.

Scot is an active member of the RIBA.  He had held the Hampshire Branch Chair for some years and has been a past RIBA National Council member. He had successfully run the Winchester Architecture Lecture Series for some years in Winchester.

A Traditional Architecture Group member since its founding Scot continues to work and practice in a traditional idiom and is expert in rural and country house design. He now acts as facilitator for the TAG Peer Review.

He is also a trustee for the Winchester Theatre Trust where he is tasked with the review of the upkeep of the listed theatre.


William J. Martin, R.A., AIA, P.P., LEED AP-H

WJM Architect, Co-chairperson AIA NJ Public Awareness Committee, Trustee AIA Architects League of Northern NJ

William J. Martin (Bill) is an architect and community planner focused on high-performance resilient and energy efficient design configurations using cultural vernacular expression. He designed the First Certified LEED Platinum home in suburban NJ and received an AIA NJ COTE Top Ten Merit Award for the project entitled “Knight on a Chessboard”.

Bill was educated at Carnegie-Mellon University (’81-’84) in Pittsburgh, PA and Pratt Institute, School of Architecture (’84-’88) in New York City. While at Carnegie-Mellon, he studied Architecture and Managerial Economics. At Pratt Institute, he studied architecture and its relationship to the economics of real estate development and received his Architecture Degree with Honors (B Arch 1988). Bill started the WJM Architect firm over 30 years ago and has designed and consulted on a wide variety of building types.

In 2020, Bill was the recipient of the inaugural AIA Architects League Community Service Award.  This award was presented for distinguished service to the community for leading the Westwood Zoning board as the chairperson for over 25 years. His service contributed to the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association’s designation of Westwood NJ as a “Great Place in NJ 2019” for a great downtown.

Bill is a tireless advocate for architects on social media and leads the AIA NJ Public Awareness Committee as Co-chairperson. He is considered a social media influencer by AIA National and is regularly consulted by media outlets. He has been interviewed by CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, and the Today Show regarding historical design trends.




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