NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka and NJBIA Board of Trustees Chairman Matt Wright honored Thomas Edison State University (TESU) for the $2.3 million renovation project during the 56th Annual New Good Neighbor Awards reception on July 15.
Accepting the award were John Thurber, vice president for Public Affairs, and Robin A. Walton, vice president for Community and Government Affairs, at TESU.
“The projects honored with this award have demonstrably improved New Jersey’s business landscape and the quality of life in our communities,” Siekerka said.
“The companies whose hard work and vision created these award-winning projects truly are New Good Neighbors because they invest in their communities, create jobs, and provide valuable products and services,” Siekerka added.
The project expanded office space for the departments of Instructional Technology, Instructional Design and Assessment Development and provided space for collaboration areas to brainstorm new programs and keep the online user interface on the cutting edge.
As the City of Trenton works to attract high-tech companies to the state’s capital, the CLT offers an opportunity to assist in developing the customized training needed for the highly skilled workforce these companies will need.
The project was designed by Clarke Caton Hintz, of Trenton, and the primary builder was Haverstick-Borthwick Company, of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. Diana Rogers, acting director of the Trenton Department of Housing and Economic Development, nominated the project for the award.
Presented annually by NJBIA and New Jersey Business magazine, the New Good Neighbor Awards recognize the best and most exciting renovations, expansions and new developments in the state. Fourteen winners were chosen this year by an independent panel of judges based on economic benefit and job creation, architectural merit and community involvement.
“This year, 25 projects that comprised $527 million in development investments were nominated for New Good Neighbor Awards. Collectively, these projects provided 3,200 construction jobs and created 3,121 full-time and part-time jobs. All of the projects played an important role in keeping New Jersey’s economy moving forward,” Siekerka said.
With 20,000 members, NJBIA is the nation’s largest state-level employers association. New Jersey Business magazine is NJBIA’s flagship publication.