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New Porch Design Wins 2019 Montclair Historic Preservation Award

What a difference a porch makes! We are honored to announce that Francis C. Klein & Associates was the recipient of a 2019 Historic Preservation Award from the Montclair Historic...

FKA Pool House Featured in Design NJ

Our Essex Fells pool house, designed in 2012, was featured in the June/July 2017 issue of Design NJ magazine. The pool house was added to look like an original farm building,...

Spotlight on Kim Nielsen, 3XN

I was delighted to talk with Kim Nielsen, principal architect at 3xn, an international firm with offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Sydney, Toronto, and Brooklyn about key aspects of his intercontinental...

Sweden to the Jersey Shore

It’s not every day that a Swedish family decides to spend their vacations at the Jersey Shore. To enhance their summers in Spring Lake, Eva Wisemark and David Wertheim decided...

Women in Architecture: An Interview with Gisela Buzzelli and Susan...

“The boys won’t let us play in the block corner,” I remember my daughter telling me on her way home from nursery school years ago. Today it is exciting to...

Spotted Around New York: The New Orleans Row

Visiting my daughter in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, a neighborhood once known for its Italian-American churches, bakeries, and restaurants, I noticed an unusual row of New Orleans style town houses midway...

Ask a Real Estate Expert: An Interview with Roberta Baldwin

A conversation with Roberta Baldwin, Partner at Chu/Baldwin Homes and Keller Williams NJ Metro Group, explored questions about first-time home-buying, first-time home-selling, the current Montclair housing market, and Baldwin's own move...

Spotted Around New York: The Gage & Tollner Building

There is a hidden Renaissance happening at 372 Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn. For over one hundred years the building’s ground floor was home to a legendary steakhouse and oyster...

Architecture of the World: Het Schip

It is no wonder that during their travels, a number of friends and colleagues have been fascinated by Het Schip, a unique building in Amsterdam. I first learned about Het...

Architecture and Math: A Perfect Ratio

When I went on a family trip to the Math Museum in Manhattan, I was delighted to see children creating artful buildings with blocks, using computers to make their own...

Ask an Insurance and Risk Management Expert: An Interview with...

A talk with Bill Connolly, owner of William H Connolly & Co, an insurance and risk management company in Montclair, led to reflections on owning a family business, concerns about...