Lloyd Rosenberg, CEO and president of DMR Architects — Courtesy: DMR
By Joshua Burd
DMR Architects is touting five new hires in its effort to address the ever-changing needs of the state’s commercial real estate sector.
The new additions for the firm include Daniel Hauben, who joins its professional planning department to support a growing portfolio of public and private clients, according to a news release. Those clients include the recent addition of North Arlington borough and its planning board, along with several private developers.
Hauben has five years of experience in all areas of professional planning, with a focus on affordable housing, DMR said. He was involved in the 2015 state Supreme Court ruling that sought to clarify the affordable housing obligations of municipalities statewide.
With two bachelor’s degrees from Binghamton University in English/creative writing and geography/urban planning, plus a master of city and regional planning from Rutgers University, Hauben is a licensed professional planner in New Jersey and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
“We’re able to meet New Jersey’s real estate market needs because we hire staff in anticipation of the next industry trend,” said Lloyd Rosenberg, CEO and president of DMR Architects. “Over time, we’ve become a client resource for everything from the interior designer to the project manager at the same phone number which saves our clients time, stress and money.”
The firm, which is based in Hasbrouck Heights, has made the additions as it works through a pipeline of more than 250 projects throughout New Jersey. Its other new hires include Marvin Rodriguez, who joins its project management staff with nearly 20 years of experience in public-sector projects, including several high-profile federal government assignments.
He has a bachelor’s in environmental design from the Parsons School of Design and a master of architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
Meantime, Anthony Ashford joins the production staff with 20 years of experience focused on emerging technologies and design methods, including experience with building information and modeling, virtual design and construction and 3D modeling and rendering for projects in Florida, Connecticut and New Jersey, the news release said. At DMR, he is supporting municipal projects, including the township of Montgomery’s municipal building and library and the Wood-Ridge sports facility.
Ashford has a bachelor’s in interior design from the Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida, and is currently working toward his master of architecture from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
DMR’s production staff has also welcomed Mark D’Urso, who has previously worked in commercial, institutional, urban housing and residential architectural building design. He is supporting the firm’s interior design team on health care and corporate projects for clients such as The Provident Bank and Hackensack Meridian Health.
D’Urso has a bachelor’s in liberal studies from Seton Hall University and a master of architecture from Boston Architectural College in Boston.
Adam Kutarnia will support the construction administration staff by managing requests for information and other project data using the firm’s management software, field observation and administrative support, the news release said. He is a recent graduate of Montclair State University with a bachelor’s in finance.