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Jul 07/16/2024 | uncategorized

Lighting is one of the most fundamental aspects of architecture and interior design. While often overlooked, its importance cannot be overstated. The way a space is lit can significantly impact its functionality, aesthetics, and the well-being of its occupants. As an architect or designer, understanding and incorporating effective lighting design is essential to creating spaces […]

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May 05/2/2024 | commercial-project

In the ever-evolving landscape of commercial office spaces, the significance of amenities cannot be overstated. As businesses strive to attract and retain top talent, the design and integration of amenities have emerged as crucial factors. Today, office spaces are not merely places of work but dynamic environments that foster productivity, collaboration, and employee well-being. At […]

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Mar 03/14/2024 | uncategorized

Architects are often seen as the choreographers, orchestrating the vision, design, and execution of a project. Beyond the drafting table and blueprints, architects play a pivotal role throughout the construction process, offering invaluable assistance that goes far beyond aesthetics. From navigating complex permitting processes to ensuring compliance with regulations, architects serve as indispensable allies for […]

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Feb 02/4/2024 | uncategorized

What types of flood prevention measures does TMA integrate into their designs for commercial buildings? In recent years, the escalating frequency and severity of floods have underscored the need for innovative solutions to protect commercial properties from devastating water damage caused by flooding. Commercial flood proofing, achieved through a harmonious integration of design and engineering […]

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Jan 01/11/2024 | automotive

Designing car dealerships is a multifaceted task that involves blending aesthetics, functionality, and customer experience. In an era where the automotive industry is evolving rapidly, the design of dealerships plays a crucial role in attracting customers, enhancing brand image, and facilitating a seamless buying experience. This article explores the key elements and considerations in designing […]

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Jan 01/3/2024 | community

When embarking on a construction or renovation project, many individuals and businesses are often tempted to cut costs by bypassing the hiring of a professional architect. However, the decision to hire an architect should be viewed not as an expense, but rather as a strategic investment with long-term benefits. Architects bring a unique set of […]

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Dec 12/6/2023 | retail

GC Magazine names Tokarski Millemann Architects among The Best Architect Firms in New Jersey. Read More…..  

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Nov 11/1/2023 | municipal

Construction plays a pivotal role in shaping our physical environment, and it can be broadly categorized into two sectors: the public and the private sector. While both sectors share a common goal of creating infrastructure and buildings, they operate under distinct frameworks in terms of funding and design. Public and private sector construction jobs have […]

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Oct 10/13/2023 | municipal

The construction of the new Sea Watch recreation facility in Manasquan, New Jersey is currently underway. Seawolf Construction DBA Imperial Construction and Electric is the general contractor on the project. KSI Consulting Engineers is the MEP Engineer on the project. Civil engineering, structural engineering and project management is being performed by Colliers Engineering. Sea Watch […]

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Jul 07/5/2023 | commercial-project

The growing demand for cannabis, both for medicinal and recreational purposes, has led to the emergence of specialized facilities called grow houses. These facilities are designed to cultivate cannabis plants under controlled environmental conditions, ensuring optimal growth and maximum yield. Designing a successful grow house requires careful consideration of various technical aspects to create an […]

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Jun 06/27/2023 | uncategorized

Energy efficiency is now more crucial than ever. There are many ways to reduce energy costs and ecological footprint through modern systems for your facilities located in New Jersey. Best of all, government programs are available to fully cover an initial energy audit. The subsequent energy savings plan, design, and construction costs are funded by […]

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Jun 06/26/2023 | commercial-project residential-project

Every day, each one of us makes decisions that affect the environment. Architectural design is even more impactful. Not only is the environment altered when a structure is built but the embodied energy in the materials and the energy the building systems use to run it also has long term effects.  We can make our […]

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Mar 03/28/2023 | education

In 2023, there are exciting new opportunities for funding school facilities projects in New Jersey. The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) and the New Jersey Department of Education have announced a $350 million grant program for Regular Operating Districts, signed into law by Governor Murphy on June 30, 2022. This program offers the chance for school […]

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Mar 03/28/2023 | commercial-project

Adding to the success of retail Tokarski Millemann Architect’s portfolio, they have been selected to design a new shopping center for a repeat client in Jackson, New Jersey. Last year construction was completed on the nearby Liberty Commons Plaza, which has quickly reached full tenant occupancy. Isle 9 grocery store leased one of the three […]

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May 05/12/2021 | uncategorized

Lawsuits are no fun for anyone involved, except for, perhaps, the lawyers. They are a huge vacuum of time, money and emotional energy and are best avoided. Litigation can be avoided in most instances. Good communication is the key to any vital relationship. Good, clear and concise documentation (such as AIA Construction Agreements) is also […]

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May 05/11/2021 | uncategorized

Construction is a team sport. Picking the wrong team is not going to win the game and it will likely go into overtime. A great football team is always led by a greater quarterback. When it comes to construction, your architect is your quarterback. An architect is the only team member who has the training […]

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May 05/10/2021 | uncategorized

The wrong agreement or contract is a pitfall to avoid in any transaction, but especially in construction. Never, never, ever let a contractor provide you with an agreement to sign. An initial proposal and bid are fine, but not a contract. These types of agreements are inevitably written to protect the contractor and their interests, […]

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May 05/9/2021 | uncategorized

Selecting the right contractor for your project is an essential key to a successful project! Selecting the wrong contractor (like choosing the wrong spouse) can make your life “Hell on Earth.”  Why? Essentially, you will be “married” to that person (company) for a year or more and will have to live the rest of your […]

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May 05/8/2021 | uncategorized

We all want things to happen yesterday, however, when it comes to designing and building a structure, setting an unrealistic schedule (a very short timeline) can yield disastrous consequences in every phase of the project. Let’s start with design: rushing your design professionals can lead to mistakes on the construction documents from missing design elements, […]

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May 05/7/2021 | uncategorized

We all cringe when we hear that word. It has a negative connotation in our society due to its association with having to cut back in order to stay solvent. However, in the design process, “the budget” is your friend. Establishing a budget usually comes after the “wish list.”  After all, we want what we […]

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May 05/6/2021 | uncategorized

A crucial piece of the puzzle is zoning. It’s a puzzle because each town has its own rules (and definitions) when it comes to regulating land use. You will want to know if your proposed use is allowable on the property you plan to develop. If not, a variance process may allow you to develop […]

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May 05/5/2021 | uncategorized

Pristine sites are hard to come by these days. Many sites have had “prior lives.” Sometimes the sites prior use will have contaminated the ground. Other times, the material selected to build an older building may have created an environmental issue with hazardous materials such as asbestos which is found in floor tile, plaster, caulk, […]

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May 05/4/2021 | uncategorized

Don’t wait until you close on a property before you investigate the soils or subsurface conditions. Be sure to arrange for a geotechnical analysis by a licensed geotechnical engineer before you start your project. Soil borings and test pits (minimal disturbance and most economical for shallow testing) are drilled or dug to determine what is […]

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May 05/3/2021 | uncategorized

When considering a piece of property for your project, you will first want to consider,* “Does my project fit on the site? Is there room for future expansion? Is this the best site for my project?” It is important to establish program goals that define not only the site but the type of building and […]

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May 05/2/2021 | uncategorized

This award recognizes individuals who have made demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession.

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May 05/1/2021 | uncategorized

Tokarski Millemann Architects had the distinguished honor of being awarded AIA Jersey Shore Firm of the Year for 2021. The award is based on the firm’s major accomplishments in the field of architecture, as well as, its contributions to the community.  It is given for professional, community and technical accomplishments. This is the third time TMA […]

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Apr 04/27/2021 | uncategorized

We are excited to have been named one of the top ten architects in Manasquan, New Jersey by Home Builders Digest. “In the last few years, a number of trends have taken the home and architectural scene by storm. People looking to build new homes have plenty of builders, designers, and styles to choose from. […]

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Apr 04/5/2021 | residential-project

https://www.homebuilderdigest.com/the-10-best-residential-architects-in-tenafly-new-jersey/ Tokarski Millemann Architects (TMA) summarizes the essence of its work in three words – inspiration, design, and extraordinary. Its process begins with obtaining equal inspiration from the clients and from the setting. The firm then proceeds to plan the form, function, and style. By integrating its construction knowledge into a virtual structure through the […]

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