HOBOKEN, N.J., – The architecture firm behind Madison's Rose Hall and Madison Place has been named “Firm of the Year”.

Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects (MHS Architects), a premier architectural, planning and design firm specializing in residential and mixed-use multifamily developments, has been named "Firm of the Year", a highly-esteemed award given by the American Institute of Architects-New Jersey Chapter (AIA-NJ). The honor, which was announced as part of AIA’s 2019 Service Awards, distinguishes MHS Architects as an exceptional architectural firm and recognizes its impressive success and significant expansion over the past year. 

With demand growing for walkable, city-centric living and substantial redevelopment efforts underway throughout New Jersey’s urban centers, real estate developers have increasingly relied on MHS Architects’ extensive experience and inventive solutions for transforming inner cities and downtowns into vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods, leading the company to expand in size by nearly 25% in 2018-19. 

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“We’re incredibly honored and appreciative to receive such a prestigious award,” said Founding Principal Dean Marchetto, FAIA, who has led the firm for its nearly 40 years in operation.   

“This is a tribute to our entire team of architects, planners and staff in recognition of their exemplary efforts to serve our development clients in award-winning fashion.  Their unwavering dedication and commitment to both design and community building has allowed us to expand our scope of services and enter many new and exciting markets throughout the state.  Their creativity and tireless work ethic have us well positioned for continued growth in the years to come.”

MHS Architects has experience in various market types and size, and is on the cutting edge of trailblazing development trends in New Jersey, including the movement to bring downtowns back to small towns, designing and planning for transit-oriented, smart growth developments, and the critical trend of implementing green, sustainable architecture.  To achieve client goals and introduce well-designed, responsible projects that complement existing municipal structures, MHS Architects relies on its expertise working with community boards and municipal officials to gain valuable local insight and input.