Monthly Archives: May 2017

Historic Building Architects, LLC receives New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office Award for BAYADA

 

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Annabelle Radcliffe-Trenner, Principal,
Historic Building Architects LLC
312 West State Street,
Trenton, NJ 08618

Tel 609-393-3999
Fax 609-393-4333
www.hba-llc.com

 

Historic Overview:

 

This is an excellent example of a Greek Revival Italianate wood frame house built in 1858 by John Buzby. The house is located in the heart of the Moorestown Historic District at the intersection of Main Street and Mill Street. The property remained in the Buzby family until 1920.  Since then, it has transitioned to commercial use and was used as a hotel, beauty shop, and real estate office. In 2015, Mark Baiada, founder of BAYADA Home Health Care purchased the property with the intention of restoring it to its original grandeur for the corporate headquarters of his company.  Historic Building Architects, LLC were selected as the Preservation Architects to assist with the design and restoration of the house.  Extensive research was completed reviewing pattern books and architectural details and finishes used for the period.

 

Scope of Work:

 

This is truly a rehabilitation project.  It acknowledges the need to alter and add to the historic property to meet the continuing and changing uses while retaining the property’s historic character.  Although this project was for commercial office use, the owner wanted the architect to meticulously restore and preserve the interior architectural features of the building.  This included the wood floors that were salvaged and reused on the second floor, the wood inlaid details on the first floor, the plaster moldings and cornices, the stair details, including the decorative balustrades, the large wood paneled doors, the wood windows with their inlaid panels below, and the fireplace mantels were all meticulously preserved by skilled, largely local craftsmen.  In addition, the building needed some improvements to allow for public use as an office and to meet building code requirements.  One of the primary features of the rehabilitation is the creation of a new staircase to the third floor.  The new octagonal oculus on the third floor allows light from the cupola above to pour down through the building. This was indeed a detail used in the Italianate revival period although in this instance no historic evidence of an oculus was found, however, it was in keeping with the character of the building style.  Other features included arched openings with decorative Victorian style brackets, new barrier-free restrooms designed in a manner appropriate and finished with Victorian finishes.  New systems and upgrades were also included in the renovation.  Lighting was both practical as well as decorative with electric fixtures in keeping with the Victorian period gas lights.  Great detail and care was taken to use classical Victorian finishes, such as William Morris wallpapers and traditional Victorian tile imported from England to complete the restoration.  In addition, the interior design was meticulously finished to include furniture and details that might have been found in a Victorian house of this period.  This extraordinary care and attention to detail was motivated by the client’s desire to retain the house to its Victorian period of significance.  This has successfully created a very pleasing, warm, and welcoming historic space, and yet at the same time, this building functions as the office headquarters for BAYADA Home Health Care services, an organization with 18,000 staff, 300 offices, in 22 States.

 

Award Nomination:

 

It is a rare experience for a Preservation Architect, to work with a commercial company with a passion for preserving a historic building.  BAYADA Home Health Care services could have created their new headquarters within a commercial modern building, or built a new building.  However, they had the vision and foresight and passion for preservation to select a historic building within the heart of their historic community and to repurpose and revitalize the building for both their benefit and the community benefit.  They have set the highest of standards for raising awareness in preservation for commercial use and demonstrated that a historic building can work equally well for modern office needs.  This vision is in keeping with the values of BAYADA Home Health Care, which are compassion, excellence, and reliability.  They build relationships and they recognize that creating a “home” within a historic house is in keeping with their work as home care providers.  Moreover, they wanted to make sure that the local community was involved both in terms of supporting the local craftsmen, as well as recognizing the important urban revitalization value of relocating to Main Street and having a welcome presence in the heart of the commercial and historic district of Moorestown.

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Preservation Award Certificate List 2017

BAYADA Home Health Care – Owner

PROFESSIONAL TEAM

Historic Building Architects LLC – Architects of Record

KSI Professional Engineers, LLC Engineers

Neil Johnson Architect Architect for Construction Administration

R. Craig Lord Construction General Contractor

Jodi Swanholm Interior Design, LLC Interior Designer

CRAFTSMEN

Painting/Wallpaper: Ahern Painting, Inc. Owner: John Ahern Tel: 856-665-1131

Plasterer: James R. Slim Plastering, Inc. Owner: James R. Slim Tel: 856-235-6246

Wood Stair: Harmony Stairs, LLC. Owner: William Torres Tel: 856-336-2336

Window Restoration: WMG Historic Restoration, LLC. Owner: Michael J. Gallant Tel: 856-397-2781

Wood Flooring: Dan Higgins Wood Flooring Owner: Michael Higgins Tel: 609-953-7766

Interior Door Restoration: David Ramsay Cabinetmakers, Inc. President: David Ramsay III Tel: 856-234-7776

AIA Jersey Shore Meeting

 

 

 

MAY GENERAL MEETING:

Are you
Financially Prepared
for the future?

Creating a Financial Plan
by O’Leary Financial

TOPICS TO DISCUSS:
– Investing for Retirement
– Principles of Investing
– 2016 Market Review
– 2017 Outlook

LOCATION:
Spring Lake Manor
415 NJ-71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762

DATE:
Monday, May 22, 2017

AGENDA:
Registration/ Check-In – 5:00pm
EP Meet & Greet  – 5:00pm-6:00pm
Main Presentation & Dinner – 6:00pm

$20 AIA Members
$40 non-AIA Members
FREE for Students & Interns

Please RSVP to
[email protected]

Learn More or Register

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AIA Newark & Suburban to Host AIA National 2018 President

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Carl Elefante, FAIA 

National AIA President, 2018

Elefante

AIA Newark & Suburban :  General Meeting #3

Design Impact Matters – Architects Shape Lives

2017 presents a changing landscape, as concerns over environmental decline, increasing atmospheric carbon, and competition for resources mount. At the same time, creative and courageous people are forging new pathways full of promise and hope. More and more research demonstrates the impact which the built environment has on many of the most daunting challenges, and also, how important transforming the built environment is in resolving them.

In 2015 and 2016, more than 200 nations including the Unites States came together to address these issues head on. In December 2015, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted, mapping out strategies to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In May 2016, Habitat III, conducted in Quito, Ecuador, adopted the New Urban Agenda which embraces the importance of urbanization in meeting human needs and correcting unintended consequences.

To achieve Paris Agreement targets and advance the New Urban Agenda, architects are called to retool how buildings are designed, constructed, and operated and to shape better lives for the clients and communities we serve: everything; everywhere; everyone.

Architects shape lives. By accepting the mandates of the Paris Agreement and New Urban Agenda, architecture’s relevance, value, and prosperity are secured for a generation or more. How will architects respond?

 

Location:  Mountain Lakes Club    18 Lake Drive, Mountain Lakes, NJ  07046

Schedule:

6-9PM

6-7 Networking/Cash Bar

7-9 Dinner/Presentation

1.5 LUs

AIA Newark & Suburban Members (Regular, Associate and Allied) FREE:  register HERE

Students, $25 when attending with a member register HERE

All Others:  $50.  You will be contacted for payment after you register HERE

Sponsored by:

Pella-Windows

Architects Action Day

Do you want your voice to be heard?

Take a stand to preserve the common values we share in our profession.

When Architects speak up,
policy makers listen.

Join AIA New Jersey
for Architects Action Day
on June 12, 2017!

This full day event will be held at the New Jersey State House in Trenton.

All are welcome to attend. No prior legislative experience is needed.

Learn More – Speak Up – Click Here –

2017 AIA TRADE SHOW

Thursday, May 25

AIA Newark & Suburban
and The Architects League of Northern New Jersey present

2017 AIA TRADE SHOW

Marriott at Glenpointe, Teaneck NJ

SEMINARS 1-4 PM for  LUs:

SEMINAR SCHEDULE Click Here

SHOW/DINNER 4-8PM (Advance registration not required)

Attendee information:

Show admission, food and beverages are free to all members of:

AIA Newark & Suburban
Architects League of Northern New Jersey
and new this year:  Interns/Staff attending with a member!

All others: $60 charge plus cash bar

This event is closed to vendors who are not participating.

VENDORS: Interested in a booth, a seminar, reaching our combined membership of 1,000 architects?  Information

Questions?  Contact Jim Ramentol:  [email protected]

East Coast Green 2017

Protecting the  Health, Safety &East Coast Green 2017 Welfare of the Public 

 

Where:      Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy
and Education, Pennington, NJ

When:       Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time:         8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Credits:     Potential of 6 LUs
 Cost:          $175 per person

Sponsorships Available

 

Spiezle Architectural Group Move to New Headquarters

Spiezle Architectural Group Announces Move to New Headquarters in Hamilton, New Jersey from Longtime Trenton Location

New Space Accommodates Increased Services, Staff and Design Capabilities

 

Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc., an award-winning, full-service architectural, interior design and planning firm, announces that it is moving its headquarters from Trenton, New Jersey to a new location at 1395 Yardville Hamilton Square Road, Suite 2A, Hamilton, New Jersey.  Responding to continued growth, the Spiezle team designed a modern, more efficient space to accommodate increased services, staff, and a strengthened focus on the design side of its business.

 

The expanded Hamilton headquarters, an open-layout, contemporary space of approximately 15,000 square feet, was built to fulfill the needs of the firm’s latest growth, including Landscape Architecture and Interior Design, and the additional employees necessary to support them, as well as the continuing development of the firm’s markets in education, senior living, acute healthcare, government, commercial, hospitality, and not-for-profit.  The office was configured for optimal efficiency with all staff housed on one floor versus the previous three floors. Driving its vision for sustained expansion, the office can house an estimated 60 employees, including a build-out potential for future expansion.

 

“We are pleased to be establishing our new home in Hamilton and look forward to becoming an integral partner within the community,” said Thomas S. Perrino, president and CEO.  “Our enhanced space provides us with the ideal atmosphere to fulfill our ongoing mission to continue serving our valued clients and to develop new relationships for years to come.”

 

A state-of-the-art work environment, the office is built to inspire transparency, collaboration and creativity among professionals through a combination of open work spaces and smaller gathering areas critical to the spectrum of daily activities.  Natural light and daylighting are the driving elements for the office layout. Daylighting is the practice of placing windows or other openings and reflective surfaces so that natural light provides effective internal lighting. For example, Spiezle incorporated dimming capabilities to reduce energy usage when daylighting allows, and the furniture was specifically designed with a low horizon allowing natural light to flood the space. To encourage innovation, the creative team is strategically placed in areas along the office perimeter facing windows to optimize exposure to the natural lighting.  Senior executives enjoy open offices and “hoteling rooms” built to host private meetings or conversations.  Additional elements include a fully-equipped pantry and a small gym with a shower room.

 

“The design of our new headquarters was the ultimate collaboration engaging the extraordinary talents of all our professionals,” said Mr. Perrino. “We solicited ideas, needs and requirements from our entire staff, culminating in a space that is a true reflection of our intensely creative and team-oriented culture.”

 

 

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About Spiezle Architectural Group

Spiezle Architectural Group is an award-winning, full-service architectural and planning firm. Founded in 1954, the firm is known for innovative design, financially responsible solutions and personalized service. Spiezle serves academic, senior living, acute health care, corporate/commercial, government, hospitality, recreational and religious clients. Learn more at www.spiezle.com.

Architecture Job Opportunities – Central NJ

Spiezle Architectural Group is a 100% employee-owned firm.  We are recruiting new team members to lead projects/teams and manage clients  (for existing and future workload).  Project Architect and Project Manager positions are available now. While there isn’t a “typical day” on our team,  Project Architects/Project Managers put their talent and skills to good use through:

  • Mentor, guide, and train lesser experienced and/or unlicensed technical team members.
  • Manage a team(s) on projects that vary greatly from size, scope, and building types.
  • Use of sound architectural and design techniques, methodologies, and principles to project approach.
  • May work independently on smaller projects when appropriate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform architectural assignments after receiving overview and scope.
  • Contribute to marketing proposals, tradeshows, projects as assigned.
  • Works collaboratively with Project Manager and/or Practice Leaders to select and recommend design approaches.
  • Lead teams consisting of one or more of Architectural Designers, Interior Designers,  or Landscape Architects.
  • Must understand all codes and be able to produce a complete set of construction documents including written specifications.
  • Responsible to coordinate with outside consultants including engineers.
  • Coordinates construction administration with construction managers/administrators and reviews shop drawings
  • Runs and coordinates job meetings assuring that all meeting tasks are assigned and completed
  • May assist Project Manager(s)/Practice Leaders with preparation of cost and quality estimates.
  • Attend networking functions and assist Practice Leaders in acquiring new business.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to communicate effectively both in written format and oral presentations.
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
  • Exhibits initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of contract administration and office procedures.
  • Working knowledge of third party consultant contract work requirements.
  • Possess an in depth understanding of the basics of most building systems.
  • Proficiency in one or more of: Revit, BIM, AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Lumion, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Microsoft Office Suite.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CREDENTIALS

Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited university/college.

Minimum of seven years’ experience with at least one year of running projects independently.

 

Professional architect registration in the USA.

 

LEED Green Associate preferred (ability to test and successfully achieve certification within 24 months of hire is required.

 

A little bit about us:

We are 100% employee-owned.  You too can become an employee owner when you join the Spiezle team – Ask Us How!

We work hard/play hard and we offer work/life balance flexibility.  We do this through a culture of understanding that life extends beyond the practice of architecture.

Other Important Stuff:

Our benefits and compensation – Excellent!   Our Career Development Opportunities – Fantastic! Our Collaborative and Employee-Owned Culture – Awesome!

You may send a pdf resume/portfolio (or a link to same) to [email protected] or call 609.695.7400 x274.

www.spiezle.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: NJ State Historic Preservation Awards TONIGHT!

062016#14Local Project Receives Prestigious Historic Preservation Award

The Millington Schoolhouse/Old Town Hall in Long Hill Township, NJ will be presented a 2017 New Jersey Historic Preservation Award on May 11, 2017.  The coveted award will be presented at a ceremony at the Burlington County Olde Courthouse to six preservation projects from across New Jersey.

“These awards are our chance to honor the many private individuals, organizations and corporations; and state, county and local governments who work hard to preserve New Jersey’s historic places,” said Katherine Marcopul, Administrator and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer.  “It is inspiring to see citizens taking action to preserve New Jersey’s historic resources!”

The Millington Schoolhouse/Old Town Hall landmark building has served the community since its initial construction over 200 years ago.  Adapting to local needs and growth, the structure grew with several additions to become a library, and then the town hall.  It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

This award-winning rehabilitation of the structure is guided by a preservation plan developed by Clarke Caton Hintz, with AIA NJ Past President, Michael Hanrahan, AIA, as project manager and includes retention of the original school room, which will serve as open community meeting space and an exhibition gallery.

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The annual NJ Historic Preservation Awards honor projects, groups or persons, dedicated to preserving New Jersey’s history.  This year marks the 27th anniversary of the awards celebrating May as National Preservation Month.  The Awards are presented by the NJ State Historic Preservation Office in the Department of Environmental Protection, and the NJ Historic Sites Council.

For more information about the NJ Historic Preservation Awards Program, contact Kat Cannelongo at (609) 984-0543.

AIANJ EPiC May 2017 Newsletter

The AIANJ EPiC May 2017 Newsletter is out.
Find out more about the AIA New Jersey Emerging Professionals Community here.

Read the full newsletter here.