Two Ocean County architects have recently received significant statewide and national recognition. Both the quality of their work and thought leadership have been simultaneously covered by major publications like The Asbury Park Press and home remodeling website Houzz.
photo by Stephen Govel
The Asbury Park Press is one of the top 100 newspapers in the U.S with a circulation of about 200,000. It’s the third largest publication in New Jersey. Houzz has over 11 million monthly users and over 1.5 home professionals who use Houzz to connect with homeowners and home seekers. As of October 2012, its users have uploaded over 1 million photos to the site.
Point Pleasant multi-disciplined design firm Richard Bubnowski Design this week announced it received Houzz’s 2013 ‘Best of Houzz’ Award. The award solidifies Bubnowski as a top-rated U.S. architectural professional. The New Jersey Shore architect was chosen by millions of Houzz users throughout the United States.
“We are honored to be a part of the Houzz community and would like thank all of our Houzz viewers for voting us “Best of Houzz” for the second year in a row,” said Richard Bubnowski.
Our friends Aquatecture Associates Inc., another Point Pleasant Beach architecture firm, were quoted in the Asbury Park Press on Friday 1/18. The newspaper looked to the firm for its thoughts on the industry in post-Sandy New Jersey. The billions of dollars in federal aid and the thousands of homes that need to be rebuilt and restored are giving New Jersey’s home design and building industry a trust forward after many years of working through a struggling market. The historic storm added a little over 30,000 jobs in New Jersey by the end of 2012.
“It’s hard to imagine given the level of catastrophe we’ve seen driving up and down the barrier island,” said John Amelchenko, a principal at the firm. “Somehow it doesn’t correlate that it’s going to result in a positive financial scenario.”
Aquatecture informed the Asbury Park Press that the real thrust is yet to come – “When the (new flood zone) numbers become more locked in, I think that it is only going to pick up,” Amelchenko said.
The Point Pleasant architects have received large scale recognition for both the quality of their work and their deep industry experience. As a fellow New Jersey Shore firm located in Brielle, we are happy to see the architects’ attention to detail and industry leadership getting well-deserved recognition. They are exceptional local professionals, with some of the best reputations dating back dozens of years, who truly care about the Shore community. Contact them if you are looking to build a new home or perform a home restoration.