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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.”





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.

Spiezle Architectural Group Announces Changes

Key Board of Directors and Landscape Architecture Offering

Moves Begin 2017 Driving the Firm’s Aggressive Growth and Diversification Strategy


adam-alexanderSpiezle Architectural Group, Inc., an award-winning, full-service architectural, interior design and planning firm with offices in Trenton, New Jersey and Media, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce several key changes to its board of directors; as well as, the addition of landscape architecture to its internal offerings marked by the hiring of Adam M. Alexander as Director of Landscape Architecture.  The moves kick off 2017 with a push toward driving the firm’s continued growth and diversification strategy.


The Spiezle board of directors underwent a series of important changes.   Two new members have been added including Rebecca Machinga, CPA, CGMA, and Jeffry Cadorette.  Rebecca is a Partner at WithumSmith + Brown, where she is the practice leader of the Real Estate Services Group.  She is a licensed certified public accountant in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida with over 20 years of experience.  Jeffry currently serves as Associate Broker and Executive Vice President at Media Real Estate Company, where he is active in all phases of commercial real estate sales and leasing, tenant representation, and new lease renewal.  Also, Thomas S. Perrino, President and CEO of Spiezle Architectural Group, was elected as a member of the board of directors.  In addition, Chairman of the Board Anthony “Skip” Cimino and Board Member George McCann were re-elected to their positions.  Lastly, David Rosenberg, an original Board Member, has retired from his position on the board.


“On behalf of the entire Spiezle team, I want to welcome our new board members and congratulate those who were re-elected, as well as bid a fond farewell to David and thank him for his 9 years of dedication,” said Anthony “Skip” Cimino, Chairman of the Board.  “We are proud to usher in the new year on a high note and look forward to a prosperous 2017 as we continue our mission to better serve our valued clients.”


Complementing Spiezle’s already substantial roster of services, Adam M. Alexander, LLA, RLA, has been hired as the Director of Landscape Architecture.  Adam is a licensed landscape architect with over 18 years of experience leading teams from concept design through construction administration.  He boasts a broad range of private and public sector expertise covering educational, residential, governmental, institutional and commercial design.  An accomplished professional, Adam’s background covers all aspects of his field including project management, proposal development, program preparation, conceptual solutions, cost estimates, and final design production.


“What a rare and wonderful opportunity it is to have the chance to apply my passion for landscape architecture toward the launch of the specialty at Spiezle,” said Mr. Alexander.  “I am eager to work with the team to further solidify its position as a leading design firm by doing my part to expand its impressive array of client service offerings.”


“I am very pleased to welcome Adam to the Spiezle family. The addition of landscape architecture to the ever increasing cadre of services provides another internal offering for the benefit of our clients,” stated Thomas Perrino, President and CEO of Spiezle Architectural Group.

Spiezle Architectural Group Appoints Thomas S Perrino

Spiezle Architectural Group Appoints Thomas S. Perrino President and Chief Executive Officer

Plans Continued Growth and Diversification Following Recent GS Architects Acquisition

tom_perrino-reducedSpiezle Architectural Group, Inc., an award-winning, full-service architectural, interior design and planning firm with offices in Trenton, New Jersey and Media, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas S. Perrino, AIA LEEDap, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer after serving as its Interim Chief Executive Officer since December 2015.  The move positions Mr. Perrino to further drive the firm’s growth and diversification strategy on the heels of its recent acquisition of GS Architects.


“I’m honored to have been named President and CEO of Spiezle Architectural Group having spent over half my professional career with the firm. I look forward to guiding our growth and evolution into new markets and geographies,” said Mr. Perrino.  “I’m enthusiastic about the future and continuing the momentum we have established in providing our clients with distinguished architecture, interior design, planning and sustainability services.”


A well-earned ascension, Mr. Perrino’s appointment culminates a long and successful tenure with Spiezle Architectural Group spanning more than a decade. He brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of management, architectural design, and construction.   Mr. Perrino’s strategic vision and thought leadership significantly strengthened various market sectors within Spiezle including the expansion of its corporate/commercial and higher education markets.  An integral part of the firm’s longevity, he plans to build upon the employee-owned culture and reputation that has been a cornerstone of its 62-year legacy.


“We welcome Tom to his new role as President and CEO, and I’m confident that his appointment will continue to build upon his efforts, and those of the rest of the executive team, to lead Spiezle to future levels of achievement,” said Anthony J. “Skip” Cimino, chairman of the board, Spiezle Architectural Group.  “Tom’s extensive knowledge of the industry, creative talent and proven business acumen made him the ideal selection for the position.”Spiezle_logo_cmyk

Spiezle Architectural Group Announces its Acquisition of GS Architects

Strategy Strengthens Healthcare and Interior Design Capabilities,

Expands Southeast Pennsylvania Area Presence


Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc., an award-winning, full-service architectural, interior design and planning firm with offices in Trenton, New Jersey and Media, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce its acquisition if GS Architects of Havertown, Pennsylvania.  The strategic move, leveraging the strengths of GS Architects, will extend Spiezle’s service portfolio by incorporating their impressive healthcare studio and interior design expertise, and enabling them to better serve the southeast Pennsylvania and surrounding area.


Driving the mission and vision of both firms, the acquisition will empower them to significantly enhance the scope, depth and diversity of client capabilities. The combined force offers a team of 60 professionals with extensive architectural, planning, and interior design expertise in sectors including K-12 education, higher education, healthcare, senior care, commercial, non-profit, hospitality, sustainability, and government markets.


“The GS Architects world-class expertise and unparalleled commitment to service were the conclusive factors that enticed us to pursue the acquisition,” stated Thomas Perrino, interim chief executive officer of Spiezle Architectural Group. “The acquisition exemplifies our commitment to sustained growth and allows Spiezle to broaden its service portfolio and geography.”


GS Architects will continue to operate under its current name and will be a division of Spiezle Architectural Group. No financial terms were disclosed.

“Our partnership with Spiezle Architectural Group provides the opportunity for our clients to benefit from our diversified knowledge base and access to greater resources, increasing efficiency, effectiveness and value,” stated Chris Gaumann, founding partner of GS Architects. “The firm’s collective talents bolster their respective abilities allowing them both to grow and prosper.”


GS Architects’ leadership team of Chris Gaumann, Lisa Sheehan and Bill Hendrickson will continue to actively serve their clients as leaders within the Spiezle organization.

Spiezle Architectural Group Receives Honor From NJASBO For Service to NJ School Districts

Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc. recently received an honorable mention from the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) for the organization’s 2014 Above & Beyond Award. NJASBO gives this annual award to companies who have gone “above and beyond” in assisting school districts with whom they work. Spiezle received the honorable mention for working with school districts throughout the state to help them provide nurturing, economical, and efficient environments for students.

Speizle was nominated by Dennis DeMarino, Woodbridge Township School District School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, for “epitomizing what quality of service means. Public school districts operate with limited resources; having a firm like Spiezle that can help identify and problem-solve in constructive ways without always requiring compensation – which is unheard of – is much appreciated.”N

The NJASBO Associate Business Members Executive Committee congratulate Steven G. Siegel of Spiezle Architectural Group (center) as he accepts the association’s Above & Beyond Award.  From left are President Nancy Riccio, G.R. Murray/O’Gorman & Young, Inc.; Secretary Alan Walker, Atlantic Tomorrows Office; Latonya Jackson, G.R. Murray/O’Gorman & Young, Inc.; Immediate Past President Bill Pappalardo, GREYHAWK Construction Managers & Consultants; and Vice President Christine Messina, All Risk, Inc.

The NJASBO Associate Business Members Executive Committee congratulate Steven G. Siegel of Spiezle Architectural Group (center) as he accepts the association’s Above & Beyond Award.  From left are President Nancy Riccio, G.R. Murray/O’Gorman & Young, Inc.; Secretary Alan Walker, Atlantic Tomorrows Office; Latonya Jackson, G.R. Murray/O’Gorman & Young, Inc.; Immediate Past President Bill Pappalardo, GREYHAWK Construction Managers & Consultants; and Vice President Christine Messina, All Risk, Inc.

DeMarino especially recognized Steven Siegel, AIA, LEEDap. Siegel, a senior associate and project manager at Spiezle, routinely gives presentations to school boards, and attends committee meetings, to answer procedural and technical questions, even when his firm is not involved in a project.

Spiezle constructs and renovates many types of buildings, but according to its website, the firm is focused on school environments. “Our children are our future. Providing the best environment in which they can grow and prosper is our ultimate goal. Our environments nurture our children and inspire their educators by creating opportunities to connect their energy and create fresh new ideas. The schools we design are economical, efficient, sustainable, flexible, innovative, and inspiring, and we are proud of our legacy in public and private schools.”

Speizle is headquartered in Trenton, but also has offices in Media, PA, Greenville, SC, Baltimore, MD and New York, NY.

In Memoriam – Franklyn Spiezle AIA

Franklyn Spiezle, AIA: Founder of Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.

Franklyn Spiezle, AIA: Founder of Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.

Trenton, NJ – January 15, 2014 – Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc. is saddened to announce the passing of its founder, Franklyn Spiezle, AIA .

Franklyn Spiezle, the Founder of Spiezle Architectural Group, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, peacefully at the age of 89 on his 64th wedding anniversary.

Born in Trenton, N.J. in 1924, Franklyn was a veteran of World War II serving in Europe at the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Air Corps. Upon returning to the U.S., he completed his degree in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He formed his own practice in 1954, later named Spiezle Architectural Group, which received numerous awards for school, firehouse and library design.

Franklyn’s traditional approach to architecture paved the way for a solid foundation of core values for the firm:  quality, integrity, and commitment. In 1990, he turned the reins over to his son Scott – the next generation of Spiezle leadership.  Adopting his father’s client-focused approach to the business, Scott grew the firm to sixty people in three offices diversifying into new markets. From his father’s foundation, Scott’s vision and leadership continued the firm’s legacy culminating in being awarded the distinction of New Jersey’s AIA Firm of the Year in 2012.  This same year also marked Scott passing the leadership forward – the result of having guided the firm through the transition to a fully employee-owned firm (ESOP) begun five years earlier.

Sixty years from its founding, the firm’s new CEO, Robert G. Kellner, remains committed to the legacy of both Franklyn and Scott as their values remain at the core. New diversity, growth and directions, while embracing the past, have already allowed the firm to grow to over $200 million in construction annually, domestically and internationally.  Without Franklyn’s initial vision and commitment, this would not have been possible.



A Note From AIA-NJ:

AIA New Jersey is very saddened by this loss to our architecture community in New Jersey.   In keeping with our policy of promoting architecture and mentoring our future professionals, AIA New Jersey will be making a donation in Franklyn’s name to the AIA New Jersey Scholarship Foundation.

If you would also like to make a donation in his name to the Scholarship Foundation, please send donations to:
AIA New Jersey Scholarship Foundation
c/o Jeanne Perantoni, AlA
1011 US Highway 22, Suite 203
Bridgewater, NJ  08807