Bergen County Announces the Winners of the 2022 Historic Preservation Commendation Awards

June 15, 2022

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Bergen County Announces the Winners of the 2022 Historic Preservation Commendation Awards

On April 7, Bergen County Announced the winners of the 2022 Historic Preservation Awards. The link to the complete list is HERE

AIA member Sandeep Sikka, AIA, LEED AP, of Preservation Studio was recognized for the restoration of the Rutherford World War I Monument, originally designed in 1920, along with Marco Federico, John Carr, and Kate Cowing of Materials Conservation Center; Joanna S. Pietruszewski and Zbigniew Pietruszewski of Aegis Restauro; and Neglia Engineering.  Mr. Sikka has been involved in the design of new buildings, preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and conservation of several historic structures in India, UK, and the USA. For Architectural Preservation Studio, Mr. Sikka has led several exterior-envelope restoration projects of contemporary and historic buildings. His work included leak investigation and design for leak remediation, extensive façade repairs to terra cotta, concrete, brick and stone masonry, restoration of historic cast stone and bronze, as well as repair and replacement of windows, curtain-walls, roofing systems, plazas, parking garages, sidewalks, and associated waterproofing and drainage systems. He also has extensive experience in the preparation of National Register Applications and Historic Structures Reports.

The James Rose Center in Ridgewood was recognized with an award for the restoration of the James Rose landscape at EarthCam HQ in Upper Saddle River. AIA NJ member Stacey Kliesch, AIA, will be leading a free walking tour entitled “Art and Architecture” that includes the Center on Tuesday, June 21st at 10 AM. Registration is required and available HERE. Stacey is a sole practitioner at her firm, Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, Architect, LLC. She is a past president of AIA NJ and The Architects League of Northern New Jersey. She has chaired Membership, Programs, Women In Architecture, Equity in Architecture, K-12 Education and Associates Committees. Stacey is responsible for most of the blog and social media posts for AIA New Jersey and has played a significant role in the growth of AIA NJ’s social media presence during her time as AIA NJ Advocacy Consultant.

AIA New Jersey Public Awareness Co-Chair and Citizen Architect William J. Martin, AIA, LEED AP-H, served as Emcee for the Bergen County Historic Preservation Commendation Awards Ceremony. He is an award-winning Architect and Professional Planner focused on sustainable, high-performance, resilient and energy-efficient design configurations using cultural vernacular expression. Bill studied Architecture and Managerial Economics at Carnegie Mellon University and continued to Pratt Institute, where his interest in the economics of Real Estate led him to complete his Architecture degree with honors. Bill started the WJM Architect firm over 30 years ago and has designed and consulted on a wide variety of building types. Bill is an NJ licensed building inspector and construction official and holds an HHS Class 1 inspector’s license. Bill designed the first high-performance Certified LEED Platinum home in Bergen County. That home was also the first home in NJ to achieve compliance with New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program New Jersey Climate Choice Home standards. Bill is periodically consulted by local media outlets. He has been interviewed by CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, and the Today Show regarding architectural design trends.

Click HERE to view the Awards Video on Facebook.  



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