AIANJ Presents: The Garden State’s Most Iconic Architects

I wanted to share NJ Architect Icons with our ILMA readers.

Special Thanks to Bruce Turner, AIA for Compiling the information on each Architect!

Content originally published on AIA-NJ’s blog.


In 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.

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

AIA-NJ Nominates Michael Graves to New Jersey Hall of Fame

Michael Graves, FAIA

Richard Meire

Richard Meire, FAIA


Eleanore Pettersen, FAIA


J. Robert Hillier, FAIA


Malcolm Holzman, FAIA


Malcolm Wells, FAIA

peter eisenman

Peter Eisenman, FAIA

Bill Short Head Shot Photo

William H Short, FAIA

Freedom Tower architect David Childs att

David Childs, FAIA

FredWesleyWentworth Photo

Fred Wesley Wentworth, FAIA

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4 Comments on “AIANJ Presents: The Garden State’s Most Iconic Architects”

  1. While photographing a series of his works for NJ Success magazine (now defunct), I had the opportunity to meet and photograph Bob Hillier. A very gracious and interesting guy. I am going to try to insert the picture here. If I can’t and you’d like to see it, let me know. It was originally shot on 2 1/4 ektachrome, so this is a scan of a very old transparency (ergo, the quality is less than I would like.)


  2. pretty impressive list…I need to do my homework! I recently highlighted Eisenman on a post and was so intrigued by his bio…Thanks for this post!


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