Summary: The Garden State’s Most Iconic Architects

AIA-NJIn honor of National Architecture Week (April 7-13, 2013) a week-long celebration of architects and architecture, the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects created a list of 10 of New Jersey’s most iconic architects. The list includes architects representing a range of architecture styles & philosophies; contemporary & historic figures; men & women; North & South. In some way they all are connected to the Garden State, whether they were born or practiced in New Jersey.

AIA New Jersey highlighted two of these iconic architects each day, Monday through Friday during the week. You may or may not agree with the list, but we hope it encouraged, and will continue to encourage dialogue about architects and architecture in the great State of New Jersey. We urge you to share the stories of these architects with your family and friends, and to share with us your thoughts about our list of New Jersey’s most iconic architects in the comment section after each article. These are not the only New Jersey architects who inspire us. They are only the 10 selected for this week. Who is not on this list who you think should be there, and why?

Below is a link to the article about each one of the 10 architects. And remember, New Jersey is not just home to Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi; it’s also home to some of architecture’s greatest minds – those who have helped shape the world in which we live.

BTW, do you need more inspiration?

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We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us – Winston Churchill

AIA-NJ Nominates Michael Graves to New Jersey Hall of FameMichael Graves, FAIA

Richard MeireRichard Meier, FAIA

epettersen1Eleanore Pettersen, FAIA

hillier2J. Robert Hillier, FAIA



Malcolm Holzman, FAIA

MalcolmWellsHeadShotMalcolm Wells, FAIA

peter eisenmanPeter Eisenman, FAIA

Bill Short Head Shot PhotoWilliam H Short, FAIA


Freedom Tower architect David Childs attDavid Childs, FAIA

Fred Wesley Wentworth, FAIAFredWesleyWentworth Photo

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