- Jan. 24, 2021
-- Contact: Jacqueline A. Martin, 201-805-4924Architect William J. Martin, AIA, receives Anton Vegliante Award from AIA Architects League
On January 14, 2021, William J. Martin, AIA, was recognized by the AIA Architects League for his decades long commitment to Professional Service and was presented with the Anton Vegliante Award. It is presented to Architects who distinguish themselves for their contribution to the advancement of the profession. This year's Vegliante Award was presented by League Past President and Awards Chair Stacey Kliesch, AIA.William J. Martin, R.A., AIA, P.P., LEED AP-H
, was selected for this honor due to his dedication to the AIA, his devotion to promoting the profession to the public, the press, elected officials and even to other architects. He is very well respected among his peers, clients and community. Bill believes in improving the lives of the greater community through design.
The Vegliante Award
is the highest accolade that can be bestowed onto a member of the Architects League. It is presented to Architects who distinguish themselves for their contribution to the advancement of the profession.
William J. Martin (Bill) is an architect and community planner focused on high-performance resilient and energy-efficient design configurations using cultural vernacular expression. He designed the First Certified LEED Platinum home in suburban NJ and received an AIA NJ COTE Top Ten Merit Award for the project entitled "Knight on a Chessboard". Bill is the sole practitioner of WJM Architect
in Westwood, NJ focusing on residential and light commercial architecture. Bill is the creator of the Econo-Functional Aesthetic Balance philosophy (EFABism). He is passionate about all forms of architecture from the smallest intricate details to elegant facades seen throughout his work. He has been a great source of knowledge on an array of topics and willing to share all that he knows with the League and the greater community. Bill Martin AIA has been the Public Relations and Communications guru on the AIA New Jersey board, making sure the voice of the architect is heard across all media platforms. He has also served at the State level, continuing to advocate for the architectural community and our need to be involved in key lawmaking decisions. Bill will be continuing his roles as a Trustee for the AIA Architects League of Northern New Jersey and co-chair for the AIA New Jersey Public Awareness Committee while holding additional positions with other organizations. His expert opinions have been sought by TV and print media news outlets including CNBC, NPR, Fox News and the Today Show.http://wjmarchitect.com/carhist.htm