RSC Architects Named AIA-NJ’s 2021 “Firm of the Year”

Hackensack, New Jersey – RSC Architects has been selected by The American Institute of Architects (AIA)’s New Jersey chapter as the recipient of their 2021 Firm of the Year Service Award. This award is annually granted to a firm who “has produced notable architecture and made an impact on the architectural profession.”

In 2020, RSC Architects maintained ongoing services for all of our clients, upheld office operations, and accomplished key work in the community, including:

  • The construction of essential infrastructure at Hackensack University Medical Center’s and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center’s facilities to combat COVID.
  • Our participation in the ACE Mentor Program and CANstruction, which helped to foster a culture of community and elevate the architectural profession.
  • The design of socially-focused and large Design-Build pursuits, including the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute’s new live fire and training structures and the Union County Improvement Authority Government Complex.

This honor also coincides with RSC’s fiftieth anniversary, marking another important milestone in the firm’s history. RSC has grown significantly since 1971, from a five-person firm to a fifty-person firm, expanding their architectural and interiors practice from K-12 and municipal projects to include extensive healthcare, higher education, housing, private, commercial, and retail endeavors.

However, it is the relationships that RSC has built with clients and within their architectural, interior design, and construction administration teams that have been pivotal to the firm’s longevity.

As John P. Capazzi, AIA, President of RSC Architects, notes, “RSC’s incredible year of service within these past twelve months of economic and health-related uncertainty centers on the continuum of trust we have built with our clients – a trust that has led to short-term and immediate-need projects that focus on community response, community needs, and long-term flexibility. A trust in our firm that the fundamental changes of the past year and the impacts of the pandemic can be mitigated through our design solutions, as we have helped our clients re-evaluate the spaces where they live and work. And, lastly, a trust in the people behind the designs – a staff that excels in adapting, and embodies ingenuity and charity. This short-term work with long-term impacts is leading to continued planning and prominent design opportunities with our clients, allowing us to maintain our office operations and retain new staff members during the year of our firm’s golden anniversary.”