26 April 2013

Work on the Boards - Robertet Fragrances

Cornerstone Architectural Group has just completed the design work for Robertet Fragrances' new US Headquarters in Mount Olive, New Jersey. Work in the 117,000 square foot building includes the complete renovation of nearly 50,000 square feet of office and laboratory space, as well as upgrades to the warehouse and production areas. Robertet will consolidate two existing New Jersey locations into this recently acquired property in Mount Olive's International Trade Zone.

Robertet and Cornerstone's business partnership spans more than 20 years and includes over 20 completed projects in eight different locations. The Robertet Group, headquartered in Grasse France, has three businesses: natural raw materials, perfume compositions and food flavorings. Robertet serves customers in 50 countries from its global network of production, R&D and design centers, spanning more than 11 countries.

Patrick J. Fucci, Associate AIA is the Project Manager and Robert M. Longo, AIA is the Partner in charge of the project. 
Robertet Lobby
Rendering of Robertet Fragrances' Main Lobby

Submitted by: Robert M. Longo, AIA  Ref: RF&F

21 April 2013

The Garden State’s Most Iconic Architects

In honor of National Architecture Week 2013 (April 7-13) a week-long celebration of architects and architecture, the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects created a list of 10 of New Jersey’s most iconic architects. The list includes architects representing a range of architecture styles & philosophies; contemporary & historic figures; men & women; North & South. In some way they all are connected to the Garden State, whether they were born or practiced in New Jersey.

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us - Winston Churchill

AIA-NJ Nominates Michael Graves to New Jersey Hall of Fame

Richard Meire





peter eisenman

Bill Short Head Shot Photo

Freedom Tower architect David Childs att

FredWesleyWentworth Photo

Submitted by: Michael G. Soriano, AIA Ref: AIA/NJ

12 April 2013

Hugs from Home

A “Hug from Home” is a gift tube personalized to say “Thank You” to our military who are overseas, and to let them know they are loved and supported during their deployment. The compact care packages contain everything from the necessary; toothbrushes, bug spray and deodorant, to the fun; magazines, cigars and puzzles. Cornerstone is proud to have participated for the past 3 years with Morristown, NJ based Office Furniture Partnership. OFP has organized this special program in support of service men and women serving abroad for more than 5 consecutive years have distributed more than 12,000 “Hugs”! In many cases, soldiers rely on friends and family to send care packages, but sometimes it's the gifts from strangers, organizations and communities that have the biggest impact on morale. Other companies, families and individuals interested in participating in the next “Hugs from Home” can contact Bob Rigby at bobr@officefurniturepartnership.com  or call him at (973) 867-3403. Thank you for the support of this campaign and our troops!

Submitted by: Michael G. Soriano, AIA Ref: OFP

05 April 2013

What It Means To Be An Architect

The AIA Manifesto. It's more than three letters after your name...

Submitted by: Robert F. Barranger, AIA Ref: AIA