New Brunswick, NJ / Philadelphia, PA – DIGroup Architecture (DIG) has been presented with the prestigious American Institute of Architects-New Jersey Chapter (AIA-NJ) “Firm of the Year” Award, in recognition for distinguished architecture for at least 10 years and significant contributions and accomplishments within the profession and community. At the Annual Service Awards Gala, DIG also received Excellence in Architecture merit honors for its Clinton Hill Early Learning Center in Newark, N.J., (open category) and UNITI Cultural Center at SUNY Stony Brook in Stony Brook, N.Y. (interior architecture category).
DIG is the largest majority Black-owned architectural, interiors and graphic design firm in the state of New Jersey and has achieved Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certifications throughout the Tri-State area. The firm also has an office in Philadelphia.
By focusing on community regeneration, DIG has a history of making a difference by delivering projects with impact at the local level and serve as a catalyst to improve the quality of life for all in the surrounding community. DIG serves clients and communities across the education, civic, healthcare, and senior living market sectors.
“Earning the Firm of the Year Award from AIA-NJ is a great cause for celebration because it is a testament to every member of our DIG family – from our extremely talented architecture, interior design, graphic design professionals and construction administrators, to our invaluable marketing, business development and administrative team members,” said Vince Myers, DIG president, who co-founded the firm with Jeffrey Venezia, CEO, and Richard Alderiso, principal-in-charge/operations. “They bring the endless creativity, passion and hard work each and every day and embody our mission to deliver Architecture for Change.”
Dedicated to supporting its member organizations, AIA-NJ advances the public’s understanding of architecture through advocacy, education and service. It is one of nearly 300 local chapters of AIA, a professional organization that serves the public’s needs and builds awareness of the role of architects and architecture in American society. AIA represents over 70,000 licensed architects and associated professionals nationwide.