Topping out this past year was 700 Jackson Street in Hoboken. This resilient mixed-use project is being developed by Bijou Properties and Intercontinental Development. There are 424 units plus 22,000 SF of retail and a first-ever 6,800 SF public gymnasium. The project includes a new 2-acre public park with a 450,000-gallon underground stormwater detention system that will alleviate some of Hoboken’s flooding issues.
Dean Marchetto, FAIA and Michael Higgins, AIA joined Park and Shore’s topping out ceremony along with China Construction America Chairman and President Ning Yuan, Chinese Consul General in New York Zhang Qiyue, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, and Plaza Construction Chairman and CEO Richard Wood. Located on the northernmost section of Jersey City’s waterfront, Newport, the project is already more than 50 percent sold and will include a combined 429 upscale homes split between buildings of 37-stories and seven stories.
2018 SMART GROWTH AWARDS WINNER – 700 JACKSON, HOBOKEN
700 Jackson is a transit-oriented, mixed-use, mixed-income development that includes public and civic uses and innovative stormwater management features. Primary Partners include Bijou Properties, Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, and the City of Hoboken. “These awards showcase not just exemplary plans and projects, but the leadership teams that are setting the standard for redevelopment in New Jersey,” said Peter Kasabach, executive director of New Jersey Future. “We hope and expect that other towns, developers and designers will learn from, and emulate, these examples.”
Michael Buldo, AIA has been promoted to Partner with Marchetto Higgins Stieve architects. Michael Buldo spearheads the construction document team for the firm and the results are shown in the high-quality, sustainable, multifamily buildings that MHS Architects is known for.
Brian Ziff was also promoted this past year to the role of BIM Director. Brian has been training, supervising, and mentoring users on BIM processes, workflows, and best practices in order to help ensure and maintain consistency and quality while increasing productivity and efficiency.
6 NEW EMPLOYEES AND 1 BABY!
MHS Architects is growing exponentially and 2018 was no exception. We hired six new employees this past year with two more starting next week. We are expanding our Jersey City office to accommodate four more architects as well. 2019 is looking busy! One of MHS Architect’s talented architects, Alexander Mayorga, welcomed a beautiful baby girl named Camila Mar Mayorga-Breslin. She was born on November 28 at 5:23am, 6 lb 7oz and 19” long!
2018 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Dean was invited to speak on the subject of Design Entrepreneurship at the Pearl Academy in Delhi India. He was invited by the Dean of the Design Department, Nidhip Mehta, who was an apprentice architect at MHS about 15 years ago and then went back to India to teach. He spoke to the postgraduate students about design as a commodity.
Dean Marchetto, FAIA was a guest panelist at The Jersey City Real Estate Summit on November 11th, Governor Murphy was the Keynote Speaker. Dean spoke about design efficiency and engaged in a creative discussion with four developers; Marshall Tycher (Roseland Residential Trust), Frederick Cooper (Toll Brothers), Jonathan Kushner (KRE Group), and Jonathan Schwartz (BNE), all accomplished developers for whom MHS Architects has designed buildings.
MHS CLIMBING TO NEW HEIGHTS!
MHS Architects enjoyed team building this past summer at @the–Gravity-Vault-hoboken-nj . This impressive Bijou Properties building was also designed by MHS Architects so we enjoyed the experience even more so!
2018 ULI NNJ EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS!
SILVERMAN’s Park Francis won the 2018 ULI NNJ Excellence Award this year. ULI NNJ Excellence Awards salutes the highest caliber of projects and people within our industry in our region by recognizing outstanding and transformational land use developments, best practices and creative visioning. PARK FRANCIS located in Jersey City’s Hamilton Park neighborhood at 235 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City is the perfect example of creative visioning. 105,095 SF Multifamily; 7 Story; 99 Residential Units; 82 Parking Spaces; 6,398 SF Ground floor Retail.
And another WINNER! RIVET, Jersey City won the Public/Private Partnerships category in the 2018 ULI’s Northern NJ Excellence Awards. RIVET opened its doors to 163 new luxury apartments this past June. NJCU’s 21-acres on the West Side neighborhood of Jersey City has begun an incredible transformation. Dubbed University Place, the developers Hampshire and Claremont Cos., partnered with NJ-EDA (Economic Development Authority) in a public/private partnership as the P3 program.
16 MHS ARCHITECT’S BUILDINGS OPENED IN 2018
MHS Architects has played a large role in the Gold Coast’s development but we have also expanded into designing multifamilies for Morristown, Montclair, Berkeley Heights, Westfield, Englewood, Madison, Rutherford, Hackensack, Florham Park, Bayonne, South Orange, Elizabeth, Madison, Chatham, Morristown, Waldwick and West New York.
One of MHS’s shining stars opened in 2018. K. Hovnanian Homes, Nine on the Hudson, features both vertical and horizontal tiered design which captures the incredible NYC skyline perfectly. Nine on the Hudson is a uniquely designed multifamily redefining urban living with spacious 278 luxury condominiums.
METROPOLITAN LOFTS WINS 2018 AIA NJ DESIGN AWARD
Congratulations are once again in order! Roseland Property Company and Woodmont Properties are the developers of Metropolitan Lofts, a new mixed-use urban infill project located in Morristown’s central business district. The project contains 59 residential units and 3,500 SF of retail space on the ground floor. Morristown’s Redevelopment Plan for this site called for a “loft style” architecture to complement its historic structures. MHS Architects looked to SoHo New York where original cast iron loft buildings provided the inspiration.
2018 CHRISTMAS PARTY IN ONE OF OUR OWN
MHS Architects celebrated Christmas on Quinn’s 14th Floor amenity deck which offers stunning New York City views. Lenox and Quinn, which are connected by a well thought out pedestrian plaza, illustrate modest and polished multifamily architecture as well as presents a neighborhood solution as individual buildings. Combined, the project contain 408 residential units, 252 parking spaces and a generous amount of retail space spanning 14,542 square feet.
MHS ARCHITECTS WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR!