Building Tour #1

May 18, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair , NJ 07043
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Thank you to our Building Tour Sponsor:

Please join AIA-NS for a tour of Montclair State University with fellow Architect Frank Cunha III, AIA.  The tour will address the history of the campus and the way it has been designed and constructed to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the occupants of the buildings we will visit.

Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, Montclair State University is a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey.  Designated a Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University’s 11 colleges and schools serve more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master's and baccalaureate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment. University Facilities currently manages 70 buildings and approximately 5 million gross square feet of space on our campus. More information available:

Event Cost:   $20 per person  (includes parking)

CEU Credits:  2.5 AIA HSW LU credits

AIA-NS OrganizerDana Napurano, AIA (AIANS Building Tours Chair)

Tour Leader:
Frank Cunha III, AIA, University Architect, has been with the University Facilities team since 2007.  Since graduating from the New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Architecture in 1998, he has obtained licenses to practice architecture in 9 states.  Frank is currently completing his Masters in Business Administration at Montclair State University and expects to graduate in May 2019.
Frank is passionate about strategic planning, architectural design and constructing of complex projects in a challenging and ever-changing environment.  He considers the environment, energy, and the health and wellness of the occupants during all phases of the project while addressing the programming needs to ensure the stakeholder's program requirements are met and align with the organization's mission, vision and values.
With the assistance of his design and construction teams, Frank has been responsible for many projects of various size and scope around campus. Some project highlights include: Student Recreation Center, Center for Environmental Life Sciences, Cali School of Music, School of Nursing, the Center for Computing and Information Science, Sinatra Hall, School of Business, Schmitt Hall and historic renovation and addition to College Hall, to name a few.

Dress: Please wear comfortable flat shoes.  Event is rain or shine, please plan accordingly.

Parking:  Lot 19   See Campus Map

Meeting:  Student Recreation Center (adjacent to Lot 19)

Rec Center address is Webster Road, Little Falls  Google Maps Link:  Student Rec Center

Registration:  See Below for  AIA Newark & Suburban Members (one guest per person is welcome)
Non-Member Registration will open on 5/8/19

Please register NOW, registration will close when this tour is at the maximum capacity of 28 attendees.

Questions?  Email Julie Pagnotta: [email protected]  OR
Dana Napurano, AIA:  [email protected]
Day of tour, if necessary, call Dana @ 908-267-7850



$20.00 AIANS Member - Regular, Associate and Allied

$20.00 Non-AIANS Members, Includes member of other sections