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DMR is a Best Place to Work in New Jersey

DMR is a Best Place to Work in New Jersey 789 444 DMR Architects

DMR Architects is a Best Place to Work in New Jersey. We ranked number 23 in the category of small companies.

The rankings, revealed during a virtual event on Sept. 17, were determined by a survey process which included both an employer survey and an employee feedback survey, administered by the Best Companies Group.

We are proud to be included in this year’s list and thank all that make DMR a great place to work: our clients who put their trust in us, our committed and talented staff, and the leadership behind of our firm, Lloyd A. Rosenberg, AIA.

Lloyd Rosenberg Listed Among the “Real Estate Power 50” by NJBIZ

Lloyd Rosenberg Listed Among the “Real Estate Power 50” by NJBIZ 150 150 DMR Architects

We are proud to congratulate our President & CEO Lloyd A. Rosenberg, AIA on being named on the NJBIZ Commercial Real Estate Power 50 list.

An accomplished architect who has designed projects around the world, Lloyd enjoyed a storied architectural career prior to founding DMR in 1991. Today, he oversees our team of 40, who collectively have designed countless projects that have transformed the landscape and real estate environment of New Jersey.

You can find the entire list of honorees here.

Frank J. Gargiulo Campus Honored with an USGBC NJ LEED Project of the Year Award

Frank J. Gargiulo Campus Honored with an USGBC NJ LEED Project of the Year Award 789 444 DMR Architects

The Frank J. Gargiulo Campus, the new, 350,000 square foot high school that opened its doors in September 2018, has won the LEED Project of the Year: Schools Award from the United States Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter (USGBC NJ).

The vocational-technical high school is an icon for sustainability, equipped with wind turbines, geothermal heating, 27,000 square feet of solar panels and 20,000 square feet of green roofs. Beyond these unrivaled sustainable features, in line with the project-based learning curriculum of the school, a sustainability curriculum was developed surrounding the school’s features. In addition, educational signage throughout the facility, dedicated ecology events throughout the year, a strict commitment to recycling and a green cleaning contract all contribute to the development of life-long sustainable champions within the four walls of the facility. The project is anticipated to receive LEED Gold certification this year.

The project was an intense collaborative effort and included a team of numerous professional services and construction firms, with DMR serving as the architect of record and LEED specialist. The school, part of the Hudson County Schools of Technology system, is home to High Tech High School, KAS Prep and Hudson Technical.

All LEED Project of the Year award winners will be honored at an event on May 22 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick.

Hackensack PAC Historic Preservation Award

Hackensack Cultural and Performing Arts Center to be Honored with Historic Preservation Award

Hackensack Cultural and Performing Arts Center to be Honored with Historic Preservation Award 789 444 DMR Architects

On May 10 the DMR Architects-designed Hackensack Performing Arts Center received the 2018 Bergen County Historic Preservation Award for the adaptive reuse of the former Masonic Temple at 102 State Street. Bergen County Executive James Tedesco III and the Board of Chosen Freeholders presented the award to the City of Hackensack during the program.

The purchase and rehabilitation of the Masonic Temple was one of the first projects that the City of Hackensack embarked on after adopting its Downtown Rehabilitation Plan in 2012.

“The repurpose of the Masonic Temple into the Hackensack Performing Arts Center was a watershed moment that resulted in attracting dozens of real estate developers to invest in Hackensack’s revival,” Mayor John Labrosse said. “Since then, DMR’s creativity and ingenuity can be seen all over Hackensack from the new traffic patterns to the new open spaces and residential communities coming online every day.”

“Hackensack continues to be the textbook case of what can be accomplished when the City, the County, and private entities work together,” Francis Reiner, PP, LLA, Senior Urban Designer, Redevelopment Consultant and Partner at DMR said. “We’re proud and appreciative that The Bergen County Historic Preservation Society has recognized our collaborative work to resurrect the Masonic Temple into the center of Hackensack’s artistic renaissance.”

The project maintained the look and feel of the 140-year-old building, while bringing it up to modern safety and accessibility standards, which included reinforcing its below-ground footings and foundation to accommodate the shift from its original use as a meeting hall on its first floor, to its new use as a 224-seat theater space and stage on its second floor. It also included a new gallery space on the first floor that shows work from local and regional artists as well as new bathrooms, heating and cooling systems, sprinkler systems, ramps, and an elevator.