For Public Housing Authorities:

Apartment Window and Balcony Door Replacement: Various Senior Citizens Buildings, Newark Housing Authority:  Partnered as a joint venture with another architectural firm, The Architects Alliance worked to replace all apartment windows and balcony doors at 20 high-rise buildings with thermally efficient, units which provided ease of operation, enhanced aesthetics and increased performance.  Construction documents completed in 2002.

Tuck Pointing and Masonry Repair: Two housing developments for the Jersey City Housing Authority. Partnered as a joint venture with another architectural firm, The Architects Alliance worked to repair damaged masonry at the Booker T. Washington Apartments and Holland Gardens.  Construction documents completed in 2002.

Masonry Chimney Repair: Jersey City Housing Authority.  Partnered as a joint venture with another architectural firm, The Architects Alliance worked to repair deteriorated masonry and safeguarded two 75 foot tall chimney assemblies at Hudson and Holland Gardens.  Construction documents completed in 2002.

Market Analysis - Home Ownership Program: 150 scattered sites, were proposed for redevelopment as two-family or duplex housing units.  Report and real estate appraisal services were provided to supplement a funding application for a $ 20,000,000. HOPE VI Grant .  Services were provided with the cooperation of a commercial real estate appraiser.

Project Management Services: Walsh and Kretchmer Homes, Newark Housing Authority:  Integral part of the Project Management Team involved in planning and schematic design of 600 townhouse units and related service and community buildings. Project sites were previously occupied by high-rise structures that have since been imploded to allow for new development.  Funded under a HOPE VI Grant.  Units were designed in accordance with CPTED guidelines (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) in an effort to create a more "defensible space".

Window and Entrance Door Replacement: Various Senior Citizens Buildings, Newark Housing Authority:  Partnered as a Joint Venture with another Architectural Firm, The Architects Alliance worked to replace all windows, curtain wall assemblies, exterior doors and security screens at 21 high-rise buildings with thermally efficient, units which provided ease of operation and increased security.  Funded under Comp. Grant Agreement.

Repair of Interior Stairs: Four Housing Development sites, Jersey City Housing Authority: Partnered as a joint venture with another architectural firm, The Architects Alliance worked to replace or repair 120 runs of stairs at 44 mid and high-rise buildings (86 entrances).  Durability, safety and the time to replace or repair stairs were critical factors in the design of these units.  Stairs were made operational within a matter of hours at these sites since they represented the only means of egress servicing each tenant.   Funded under Comp. Grant Agreement.

Re-lining Existing Chimney: Berry Gardens, Jersey City Housing Authority: Partnered as a joint venture with another architectural firm, the Architects Alliance provided professional services to re-line masonry chimneys at two high-rise apartment buildings with a pre-engineered metal fuel liner and an insulted metal breaching extended to two dual-fuel boilers.

Roof Replacement: Arcadian Gardens, East Orange Housing Authority:  Two separate projects- both completed, one in 1992-1993 the other 1993-1994. Roofs removed and replaced over occupied apartment buildings.  New roofs were provided with new gabled trusses and fiberglass roof shingles.  Scope also included re-roofing flat roof areas with modified bituminous roofing.  Funded under CIAP (Comprehensive Improvement Assistance Program).

Rehabilitation of Elevators: At two eight story buildings; East Orange Housing Authority; Concord Towers and Vista Village.  Construction at both locations was completed in 1993-1994.   Funded under CIAP Program.

Barrier Free Bathroom Modifications: To ten apartments; Housing Authority of the Borough of the Highlands. Construction at Ptak Towers was completed in 1993-1994.   Funded under CIAP Program.

Projects Funded Via Community Development Block Grants:

Emergency Services Building: New headquarters for emergency services personnel and for the storage of related vehicles. The building was designed with three truck bays to accommodate two ambulances, and one rescue truck with scuba trailer/boat.  The facility also provided for a community training room for CPR and first aid classes.  Barrier-free rest rooms and an accessible shower facility and dressing room were provided.  Project was constructed with volunteered community participation. Property is located within the 100 year flood plain and was designed in accordance with FEMA "wet flood-proofing" requirements.

Barrier Free Modifications: To the Municipal Building for the Borough of Wallington, NJ.  Included the addition of an elevator, public restrooms, entrance doors, courtroom and dais.  Improvements also included custom millwork, sprinkler system and fire protection, air conditioning, and public address system.

Barrier Free Modifications and Bay Additions: Firehouse No. 2, Borough of Wallington, NJ.  This project included the addition of one service bay, including an accessible restroom, as well as modifications to the existing facility that accommodated barrier-free compliant public entrances, ramps, and door.

Wheel Chair Lifts: Installed at the Wood-Ridge High School, afford barrier-free and ADA compliance and accommodated greater public access.

Outdoor Hockey Rink: Borough of Wallington. Recreational facility intended for use by Borough residents.  Pre-engineered rink system implemented into a public park within a flood plain.  Included a freestanding building that houses accessible public rest rooms and storage for recreational equipment.  Completed in 2002.

Privately Owned Multifamily Housing Funded Via NJ Mortgage and Financing Agency:

The four projects listed below were completed for the SHP Management Cooporation of Portland, Maine. Each project is independently owned and managed locally. All projects were funded through the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Financing Agency.

Exterior Repairs and Maintenance: Nevada Street Apartments, Newark, New Jersey.  Five multiple prime contracts for construction. Designed in 1998. Construction completed in 1999.

  • Exterior waterproofing: Scope of work included the application of caulk and sealant, concrete patching, flashing installation and power-washing of a nineteen story high-rise.
  • Resurfacing on Parking Lot: Application of asphalt paving, reconstruction of sub-base, repairs, striping, concrete walks and curbs. New trash storage enclosure. 150 car parking lot plus related access drives.
  • Oil Tank Removal: Removal and abatement of a 30,000 gallon underground oil storage tank.
  • Security Control: New vehicular access control systems including card readers, surveillance cameras, pedestrian gates, vehicular gates and related fencing, control system and monitoring components.
  • Roof Replacement: 13,400 square feet of roof removal and replacement. Full removal of existing ballasted roofing system from a fully-occupied 19 story high-rise apartment building. Replacement achieved with a four-ply modified bituminous roofing system with a 20 year no-dollar limit warranty.
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    Kitchen Cabinet Replacement: Nevada Street Apartments, Newark, New Jersey and Prospect Park Apartments, East Orange, New Jersey.  The Architects Alliance assisted the Owner with construction administration services for the replacement of kitchen cabinets at 90 apartment units.  Construction completed in 2001.

    Interior Lighting Upgrade: Arlington House Apartments, East Orange, New Jersey.  Replacement of lighting in all common areas including corridors, lobbies, community room, and library.  12 story high-rise apartment building.  Construction duration 2001-2002.

    Plaza Waterproofing: Arlington House Apartments, East Orange, New Jersey.  Traffic coating application at exterior terrace.  Construction completed 2001.

    Privately Funded Multifamily Residential Work:

    Exterior Alteration and Renovations: The Tides Condominiums, Cape May, New Jersey.  Design requirements demanded finishes would be economical and yet withstand severe weathering conditions.  Feasibility study and full architectural services. Construction has been completed in 1992-1993.

    Two and Three Family Homes: City of Newark.  Thirty five new homes located on scattered sites within the Central Ward of Newark. Work performed for a private developer on land made available by the City.  Construction documents completed in 2002.

    Planning Studies:

    Archbishop Walsh Homes: Newark Housing Authority:  Urban planning and redevelopment, including schematic design of 400 townhouse units and related service and community buildings.  Designed in accordance with  CPTED guidelines (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) in an effort to create a more "defensible space".

    Otto E. Kretchmer Homes: Newark Housing Authority:  Integral part of the Project Management Team involved in planning and schematic design of 200 townhouse units and related service and community buildings.  Designed in accordance with  CPTED guidelines.

    Municipal Planning Study: Borough of Wallington, NJ:  Planning and feasibility study of all municipal owned properties.  Suggested renovation and relocation of facilities as well proposed development of vacant properties.

    Long Range Planning Study: Wood-Ridge Board of Education:  Five year plan including enrollment projections, review and analysis of existing facilities, suggested renovation and proposed development, including budget projections for each.

    Market Analysis - Two Family housing: Newark Housing Authority:  Part of the Housing Authority's application for a HOPE VI Grant.  This study proposed the development of one hundred and fifty, two-family or duplex housing units at various locations throughout the City of Newark.   Our study provided a professional feasibility assessment, defended through the use of market comparable's, and a cost approach analysis relating to both the sale and rental of housing units at fair market value.

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