Partners

Michael J. Mills, FAIA, has devoted his career to the preservation and adaptive use design of some of the region’s most significant historic structures. He has served as Chair of the Advisory Group of the AIA Historic Resources Committee and is a past president of Preservation New Jersey, a statewide non-profit. Michael is a national peer reviewer for the GSA Design Excellence program, and a long-time member of the NJ Uniform Construction Code Advisory Board. He has lectured at Princeton University’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning and at the Association for Preservation Technology’s (APT) international conference, and serves as Associate Graduate Faculty in the Rutgers University Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies program. Publication credits include the APT Bulletin, the AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Justice Journal, and Design & Historic Preservation: The Challenge of Compatibility (University of Delaware Press).

Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University; his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University; and a postgraduate certificate from the International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in Rome, Italy. He is a Registered Architect in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Ohio, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Michael R. Schnoering, FAIA, manages many of the firm’s theatre, educational, and government projects. He has guided award winning renovation projects in theaters on the national stage and completed successful projects at a number of well-known historic downtown theaters. His work encompasses a wide variety of innovative new and adaptive use designs involving public and private entertainment, lecture, education, and administrative spaces.

For a number of years, Michael has collaborated with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Cultural Access Network as a member of the Board of Directors and architectural liaison. As a member of the Board of the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT), he has shared his knowledge on accessibility issues, and advocated for a national model to increase access in all locations beyond the minimum code requirements. His passion for access in the arts has led to multiple speaking engagements at national LHAT conferences as well as regional training events for the Cultural Access Network.

Michael holds a B. Arch. degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and is a Registered Architect in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, and Colorado. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Anne E. Weber, FAIA, FAPT, is nationally known for her work at World Heritage Sites, National Historic Landmarks, and other National Register-listed properties. She has served as the project manager for many of the firm’s restoration and rehabilitation projects, a number of which have been recognized with awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, NJ-AIA, the Building Stone Institute, Building Design + Construction, and others. She has worked on several projects that included creating appropriate environmental conditions for the conservation of museum collections and building fabric at sites where the building was the primary collection object, and she has extensive experience with the restoration of artwork and decorative painting.

Anne holds a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University, and an M. Arch. and an M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. Anne also attended the Attingham Summer School. She is a Registered Architect in New York and New Jersey. Anne was the first recipient of the Charles E. Peterson Prize for the preparation of Historic American Buildings Survey drawings, and is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI).

Meredith Arms Bzdak, PhD, is an architectural historian, overseeing the majority of the firm’s cultural resource management projects, which include Historic Structure Reports, Preservation Plans, Master Plans, and National Register of Historic Places Nominations. She also often serves as Architectural Historian for these projects, conducting background research and preparing statements of significance. Meredith also contributes to a number of the firm’s preservation and planning projects, working with a range of government, higher education, and cultural institutions.

Meredith holds a BA in Art History from Mount Holyoke College and a PhD in Art History from Rutgers University. As Associate Graduate Faculty at Rutgers University in the Art History Department, she teaches classes on the development of the modern American city (specifically New York and Los Angeles), the preservation of the recent past, and Modern Italian Architecture. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of DOCOMOMO US and DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State. She is a Chair Emeritus of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC), a former board member of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), and the author of Public Sculpture in New Jersey; Monuments to Collective Identity.