Westwood, NJ 07675
Service area: 200 miles
Service Area: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
WJM provides professional architectural guidance for people that want
to improve with appropriate sustainable integrated building design---- created through a design philosophy of Econo-Functional Aesthetic Balance (E-FAB).
WJM Architect designed the first LEED Platinum home in Bergen County, New Jersey and the first home in a NJ suburb statewide to be certified LEED Platinum. Green design principles such as energy efficiency, water efficiency, proper insulation, window design, air and water sealing of walls and roof, recycling and proper use of space, and use of environmentally sensitive products and equipment are a part of every WJM project to the level desired by the client.
William J. Martin, R. A., AIA, P.P., LEED AP-H, N.C.A.R.B. is the Principal Architect and guiding influence of the firm. William J. Martin was educated at the School of Architecture, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA (U.S.A.) and Pratt Institute School of Architecture in New York City, (U.S.A.). While at Carnegie-Mellon ('81-'84), he studied Architecture and Managerial Economics. At Pratt Institute ('84-'88), he studied architecture and it's relationship to the economics of real estate development and received his Architecture Degree (BArch) with Honors from Pratt. Mr. Martin has over 25 years of Architectural experience, and interned with three New Jersey Architectural firms prior to starting the WJM Architect firm in 1991. William J. Martin, is a certified LEED AP-Homes design professional. Mr. Martin has been certified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a green building rating system by which buildings are designed, constructed and rated for energy efficiency and environmental sensitivity. Buildings are designed and built using environmentally responsible construction materials and methods. William J. Martin is a NJ licensed Building Inspector- HHS Class 1 License, a NJ licensed Building Subcode Official and a NJ licensed Construction Official. Licensed Architect in five States -- New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
WJM provides professional architectural guidance created through a design philosophy of Econo-Functional Aesthetic Balance (E-FAB). I wanted to become an architect to help people. People need well designed shelter for themselves, families, businesses and all type of endeavour that requires sheltered space. Architecture has the power to create beautifully effective sustainable shelter for the needs, hopes, dreams and memories of humankind, both collectively and individually. This design philosophy is an attempt to reconcile and bring design factors into an equilibrium, and create a NEW sustainable "architectural gestalt", to transcend architectural fashion. A treatise to explain and understand why it is necessary to intellectually balance design factors empowering all architects and designers to create a built environment that transcends the sum of its individual parts. Balancing the latest technology with indigenous design of renewable local materials achieves both E-FAB and green sustainable design. Well designed buildings can be built using environmentally responsible localized construction materials and methods. The sustainable green design movement is Econo-Functional Aesthetic Balance. Vernacular E-FAB is green.