The purpose of the Professional Board of Visitors is to help set the direction for the future of the school and contains a broad representation from the design and construction industries that extend well beyond the traditional boundaries of the architectural profession.
Our board members provide a broad range of professional and societal perspectives which help us to formulate the kind of architectural education program that appropriately anticipates the needs of the profession, the industry and our society.
The school gratefully acknowledges the time and dedication provided by its Board members:
Stephen P. Aluotto, AIA ’79
President, Nadasky Kopelson Architects
Mr. Aluotto is president of NK Architects, a 37 year old mid-sized regional firm serving the New York and New Jersey metropolitan markets with an expertise in education, health care, mixed use development and cultural centers.
Robert J. Ambrosi '73
President, ARC; Clifton, New Jersey
Mr. Ambrosi is President and Founder of ARC Group of Companies. With more than 25 years experience in acquisitions, development and management of real estate, he has combined credit companies, long-term lease contracts and well-located properties into a successful real estate company. A successful graduate of NJIT (’73), Mr. Ambrosi is a successful entrepreneur developing properties in the US as well as abroad.
Robert P. Cahill
President, Cahill Properties
Mr. Cahill serves as President of Cahill Properties, LLC. The firm specializes in brokering commercial and residential real estate, land development and tenant representation in commercial property.
Kenneth Colao '77
President, CNY Builders
Mr. Colao is President of CNY Builders, a NYC based constrution company specializing in designing and building hotels in Manhatten.
Kenneth B. Drake '80
Principal/Project Director, CUH2A; Princeton, New Jersey
Mr. Drake is a Principal and Project Director for CUH2A, Inc., a multi-disciplinary professional design firm serving a national clientele of leading corporations, institutions, and government agencies. Since 1962, the firm has grown from three to several hundred design professionals in offices in the U.S. and London. Mr. Drake is a graduate of the New Jersey School of Architecture.
Michael Farewell, FAIA
Partner, Ford, Farewell, Mills & Gatsch; Princeton, New Jersey
Mr. Farewell is one of four partners, and Director of Design and Ford, Farewell, Mills and Gatsch, one of the state’s largest and most respected firms. The award-winning architecture firm’s work includes that of historic preservation, planning and interior design. Mr. Farewell’s work has been widely published in professional publications.
Principal, Atkins Associates
Scott Fishbone has been associated with the Atkins Companies as the principal in Atkins Realty Group, a division of the Atkins Companies responsible for land acquisition, site approvals and development.
President, Peter Gluck & Partners
Mr. Gluck’s firm is a NYC based architectural firm which also integrates construction management into its practice. They have designed and built schools, residences, religious buildings, hotels and offices throughout the United States.
Marian Imperatore, AIA
Ms. Imperatore is an architect with experience in urban design and planning. A graduate of the Princeton School of Architecture, she has consulted for Skidmore Owens & Merrill, Hillier Architecture and Regional Plan Association. She co-chairs the memorial committee of the Rebuild Downtown New York and serves on the Planning Board of Englewood NJ.
Matthew Jarmel, AIA, MBA '90
Principal, Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers
Mr. Jarmel is the Principal of Jarmel, Kizel, Architects & Engineers, a regional firm which provides architectural and engineering services, project management, interior design services and zoning board and code consultation. He also serves as President of the NJSOA Dean’s Executive Council, an alumni organization.
Jeffrey J. Milanaik '80
President, Heller Industrial Parks; Edison, New Jersey
Mr. Milanaik is President of Heller Industrial Parks, Inc., which owns and leases more than 14 million square feet of state-of-the-art distribution buildings nationwide. One of the largest industrial park owner/developers in the country, Heller builds, leases, and manages close-to-market distribution centers in seven states.
Principal, Michael Graves & Associates; Princeton, NJ
Ms. Nichols is a Principal at Michael Graves & Associates, with overall responsibility for managing the practice. MGA has developed an innovative practice model, integrating architecture, interior design and product design.
Principal, SHoP Architecture
Mr. Pasquarelli is Principal of an award winning, NYC based architectural firm
Jeanne K. Perantoni, AIA
Principal, SSP Architectural Group
Ms. Perantoni is the Principal of SSP Architectural Group, which specializes in educational facility planning. Ms. Perantoni received the 1998 Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, and the “Excellence in Design” Citation from the National School Boards Association Journal, Learning by Design. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Council of Educational Facility Planners, International. A Principal of SSP, Ms. Perantoni holds a Masters in Architecture, 1982, from Rice University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Urban Planning, 1978, from Princeton University.
William J. Rosato
President, Tarragon Development Corporation
Edward N. Rothe, FAIA
Senior Partner, RJF Fletcher Thompson Architecture; Edison, New Jersey
Mr. Rothe is Co-founder and Senior Partner of Rothe-Johnson-Fantracone (RJF). One of the largest architectural firms in New Jersey, RJF designs award-winning buildings in a broad and diverse field that includes health care, laboratory and research, office and corporate headquarters, government, hospitality and education. Mr. Rothe has been a major supporter of the NJSOA and has actively recruited NJSOA graduates for his firm.
President, Northeast Precast, LLC
Mr. Ruga heads Northeast Precast, which manfactures and installls precast concrete products for commercial and residential projects in New Jersy, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Maryland.
President, Backbrook Masonry
In addition to heading Backbrook Masrony, Mr. Schmerbeck is the President of the Masonry Contactors of New Jersey.
Ronald H. Schmidt, AIA
President & CEO, Ronald Schmidt & Associates, P.A.; Englewood, New Jersey
Aaron B. Schwarz
Principal & Director, Perkins Eastman
Thomas J. Walsh President
The Gale Construction Company; Florham Park, New Jersey
Mr. Walsh is President of Gail and Wentworth’s Construction Services Division, overseeing all of the firm’s construction projects. Dale and Wentworth is one of the nation’s leading privately held real estate investment and services organizations with over 430 professionals. They manage 40 million square feet of commercial property in the U.S. and abroad.