Past Presidents New Jersey Society of Architects Newark Suburban Chapter

  • 1937  Marcel Villanueva
  • 1938-1944 World War II
  • 1945-1946 Elmer Tuthill
  • 1947 Matthews Simpson
  • 1948 Romolo Bottelli | Seymour Saltus
  • 1949 Romolo Bottelli | Seth H. Ely
  • 1950 Romolo Bottelli | Seymour Saltus
  • 1951 M. Arthur Wolf  | Seth H. Ely
  • 1952 M. Arthur Wolf | Alfred O. Pollitt
  • 1953 Jacob Shteir | C. Harvey Convery
  • 1954 Jacob Shteir | E. Ellsworth Giles
  • 1955 Percy Ivory | James Berrall
  • 1956 Herman C. Litwack | Augustus Oppell
  • 1957 Harold D. Glucksman | Robert Cueman
  • 1958 John D. King | Fenick Vogel
  • 1959 Charles Villano | Eugene Reilly
  • 1960 William C. Martucci |Bela Visy
  • 1961 Frank Amodio | James Harnack
  • 1962 Benjamin Gruzen | Charles Porter
  • 1963 Eugene A. De Martin | Michael Trotta
  • 1964 James G. Centanni | James Balsamel
  • 1965 Joseph Kordys | George Dissman
  • 1966 Joseph Gemmi |Fred Durang
  • 1967 Jaime V. Martins | George Bock
  • 1968 Salvatore M. Guzzo | Walter Hessberger
  • 1969 Calvin M. Colabella | Robert Heintz

Past Presidents Newark/Suburban Chapter

  • 1970 Warren Bendixen
  • 1971 Harry Mahler
  • 1972 LLoyd Fleischman
  • 1973 William Brown II
  • 1974 Edward Mc Mullin
  • 1975 Howard Horii
  • 1976 Thomas Farina
  • 1977 Peter Carlson
  • 1978 Edward Centanni
  • 1979 Stephen Schwartz
  • 1980 Ronald P. Bertone
  • 1981 Gabriel Calenda
  • 1982 Robert Hessberger
  • 1983 Raymond Nadaskay
  • 1984 Gerard Schaefer
  • 1985 Jacques Duvoisin
  • 1986 James Ramentol
  • 1987 Louis Barbieri
  • 1988 Ronald Marts
  • 1989 Peter Ricci
  • 1990 Constance Gill
  • 1991 Kenneth Underwood

Past Presidents AIA Newark & Suburban Architects

  • 1992 George Kimmerle
  • 1993 Steven Safary
  • 1994 Jerome Eben
  • 1995 William Brown III
  • 1996 Roger Keller
  • 1997 Deborah Kander
  • 1998 David Del Vecchio
  • 1999 Robert Cozzarelli
  • 2000 Jerome Eben
  • 2001 Seth A. Leeb
  • 2002 Joseph Flock
  • 2003 Glenn Pellet
  • 2004 Robert Yannazzo
  • 2005 Bruce A. Brattstrom
  • 2006 Stephen P. Aluotto
  • 2007 Robert G. Emert, Jr.
  • 2008 Justin A. Mihalik
  • 2009 Christopher Stone
  • 2010 Judith Donnelly
  • 2011 Yogesh Mistry
  • 2012 Kevin McCormick
  • 2013 Louise Addonizio

Recipients of the Herman C. Litwack, FAIA Distinguished Service Award

  • Herman C. Litwack, FAIA
  • Carleton B. Riker, Jr., Associate Emeritus AIA
  • Sami N. Hanna, AIA
  • Harold D. Glucksman, FAIA
  • Kenneth A. Underwood, FAIA
  • Jerome Leslie Eben, AIA
  • Ronald P. Bertone, FAIA
  • Steven A. Safary, AIA
  • Raymond Nadaskay, AIA
  • James Ramentol, AIA
  • Howard H. Horii, FAIA
  • Robert Cozzarelli, AIA
  • Peter Ricci, AIA
  • William M. Brown, III, AIA
  • Joseph Flock, AIA
  • David Del Vecchio, AIA
  • Hugh A. Boyd, FAIA
  • Seth Leeb, AIA
  • Stephen Schwartz, AIA

Recipients of the Carleton B. Riker, Jr., Associate Emeritus AIA Honor Award*

  • John A. Cwikla, Associate AIA
  • Jason Peist, Associate AIA

 

*A History:

CARLETON B. RIKER, JR. ASSOCIATE EMERITUS AIA November 26, 1919 – July 12, 2009.

In 2007, AIANJ was prepared to present to those assembled at the annual AIA Convention, the Carleton Berrian Riker, Jr. we knew. The purpose was to gain emeritus status for Carl even though he was not a licensed architect. Our reasoning was that he given thousands of hours of his time to AIANJ and AIA Newark and Suburban Architects in support of our members to promote a better public understanding of our profession. AIANJ believed those years of service were worth recognition on a national level.

At the time we wrote Carl that his leadership as a tireless worker for section and the chapter is what we all should strive for! We wanted to make sure that those assembled at the event became aware of Carl’s legacy as we saw it: a legacy that allowed 534 other long time associates from around the nation who, because of Carl, were now able to call themselves Associate Emeritus AIA members.

But as Paul Harvey used to state, “here is the rest of the story”:  Carl was born in 1919 in a not too little house located on a small rise above Scotland Road in South Orange, New Jersey. After high school he was already in the United States Army, before President Roosevelt asked Congress for a Declaration of War on December 8, 1941. Many of us have seen the proud picture of a young Carl as part of the army’s 19th Engineers guarding the California coast from possible attack that day. His leadership skills were apparently noticed and it was off to Officers Candidate School at Ft. Benning, GA, followed by Tank Destroyer School at Camp Hood, TX.  As an instructor he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and then assigned to duty in England and France.

After the war, Louise Horn also from South Orange, caught his fancy as he flipped through the pages of the Columbia High School year book. A date was arranged and the rest was history. As newlyweds, they went out to the wiles of suburbia in the late 1940’s building their little dream home, in Chatham Township. Over the years, with numerous additions, this little nest became the sprawling red ranch house that Carl affectionately called “this old house”.

Carl’s history as a support person in the architectural profession began with schooling in New York City and Newark where he honed his drafting skills, and then used them to work for some of the premier architects in the suburban Essex and Morris Counties:  Alfonso Alvarez, AIA, Emil Schmidlin, AIA, Paul Drake, AIA, Elmer Tuthill, AIA, Harvey Convery, AIA, Harry Weaver, AIA, Robert Hessberger, AIA.  He retired at age 87 from the office of Robert Heintz, AIA.

While his affiliations and memberships were many, the one we fondly remember is that for over 60 years he was with us in the AIA. Carl loved to retell his story on how he met the many architects of the AIA. It seems that in 1946 his first “boss” Mr. Alfonso Alvarez, AIA took him to a meeting and introduced him to a colleague, Harold Glucksman, FAIA and then Carl knew two architects. By the end of that evening he knew 25 Architects! Year after year, the list grew and we grew to appreciate his total involvement and commitment in our organization.

Before AIANJ Design Days we had a three day convention and trade show in Atlantic City. It was there that the handbook was given to the members and every advertisement from the consultants, suppliers and contractors in these issues was obtained by Carl’s and Louise’s hard work. Carl was the keeper of the history of the section and photographed everything and everyone except himself, well except once.

The Herman C. Litwack, FAIA Award was created to honor another tireless member:  Herman C. Litwack, FAIA. When it came time present that award for service to our organization to the very next recipient, Carl stood ready to take the picture. When Carl’s name was read and his family came out from behind, the surprise was complete and the picture of that beaming smile made the evening for all.

Carl passed away peacefully on July 12th, 2009 in the home he had built with Louise who had predeceased him and that they both loved so much. By is side was his family, his son William and his wife Anna, his daughter Louise Riker Ferrara and her husband Gregory and grandchildren Taryn Ferrara, Joanna and William Riker, his sister Martha Riker Trundle and her husband James and many nieces and nephews. Carl also leaves a legacy of church, community and professional involvement and members of the AIA.

William M. Brown, III, AIA Robert Cozzarelli, AIA Jerome Leslie Eben, AIA Joseph Flock, AIA.   Authors are Past Presidents of AIA Newark and Suburban Architects