The American Institute of Architects (AIA) New Jersey recently announced the winners of the AIA New Jersey Service Awards. LAN Design Architect, Matthew A. Fink, was recognized as AIA NJ’s 2017 Young Architect of the Year.
Matthew has worked with LAN for more than eight years, where his internship turned into a full-time position with the company. In 2016, Matthew completed the seven Architectural Registration Exams within ten months and earned his architecture license in multiple states. As Design Architect, he contributes to designing some of LAN’s largest projects, while also providing photorealistic renderings and virtual reality images, which
ultimately allow clients to preview a space before construction begins.
“I’m honored to receive this year’s AIA New Jersey Young Architect of the Year Award,” said Matthew Fink, LAN Design Architect, “I’m thankful for the countless opportunities LAN, AIA, and my community have provided me to best use my architectural and design skills to make positive impacts on the places we learn, work, and play.”
Matthew is a member of the Architects League of Northern New Jersey (ALNNJ), where he has sat on the Board of Trustees since 2014. He was honored with the Trustees Award by ALNNJ in 2015 and 2017 for his work and contributions made to the architecture industry. Additionally, Matthew is a Section Director and Vice Chair of the AIA New Jersey Emerging Professionals Community (EPIC), which provides emerging professionals with the latest industry trends, and networking opportunities to further build relationships within their career. Matthew also is an active community volunteer in his hometown of Waldwick, NJ. He assists the Waldwick School District with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) competitions for middle and high school students, as well as annually contributing designs, plans, 3D models and art pieces to the Waldwick Graduation Ball.
“We are honored to present the 2017 AIA Young Architect of the Year Award to Matthew Fink,” said Ben Lee, AIA President. “He is an integral member of AIA New Jersey who continues to push new methodologies, while also creatively providing innovative designs that benefit our industry and the community.”
The New Jersey Service Awards are awarded once a year to those that have shown architectural accomplishments regarding professional, technical, and community-based attributes. The AIA judging panel is composed of three members from Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Each candidate is judged on their professionalism, extensive backgrounds, diverse involvements, and commitments to the community.