April Horvath, AIA, of Ocean Grove, N.J., has received the “Young Architect of the Year Award” from the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ). Horvath, a project manager at Shore Point Architecture, an Ocean Grove, N.J.-based architectural design firm, received the award for her knowledge, skills and dedication to achieving excellence in architecture at her firm and her commitment to AIA-NJ.
Horvath, who joined Shore Point Architecture in 2005 after working for four years as an intern architect at Kaplan Gaunt DeSantis Architects, a full-service architecture, planning and design firm in Red Bank, N.J., was also recognized for her contribution to the redevelopment of Asbury Park, N.J.
At Shore Point, Horvath led the redevelopment of the Springwood Center, a commercial building on Springwood Avenue in Asbury Park, N.J. The Springwood Center is the first building to occupy the vacant space since the commercial and jazz corridor burned down during the civil unrest of 1970. The building serves as a focal point for the Asbury Park community and is an important component of the Springwood Avenue Redevelopment Plan.
Horvath holds a master’s degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and LEED accreditation, a certification that recognizes a solid and current foundation in green building, design, construction and operations.
Other service award winners include Spiezle Architectural Group, a Trenton, N.J. based full-service architecture firm, which was honored with the “Architectural Firm of the Year Award”; Stephen J. Carlidge, AIA, Of Ocean Grove, N.J., who was honored with the “Distinguished Service Award; Richard P. Tokarski, AIA, of Brick Township, N.J., who was honored with the “Architect of the Year Award”; Sarah Wolosin, associate AIA, of Trenton, N.J., who was honored as “Intern Architect of the Year”; and Chanta Jackson, of Long Branch, N.J., who was honored as “Resident of the Year.”
AIA helps architects serve the public’s needs and builds awareness of the role of architects and architecture in American Society. AIA-NJ is a local chapter of the national AIA, and has six sections, which include Architects League of Northern New Jersey, Central Jersey, Newark and Suburban, Jersey Shore, South Jersey and West Jersey. Each section is independent and runs local events and programs for its members.