Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Owners, Developers & Managers — July 27 - August 16, 2012 — 15A A rchitects /E ngineers


ashington, DC — During the Na- t i onal Amer i can During the National American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention JRS Architect, P.C.’s Sorrenti elected bursar to AIA College of Fellows executive committee W ing in 1952 that a Bursar has been elected from Somerset County. be the 55th Chancellor of the College since its inception. Mission of the Fellows,” said Sorrenti.

National Board for NCARB (National Council of Architec- tural Registration Boards). John has also served on the National Architectural Accred- iting Board (NAAB) committee for college accreditation pro- grams; has performed reviews of his peers for the American Council of Engineering Com- panies (ACEC) and is a Com- missioner on the Town of North Hempstead’s Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission. In 2008, John received a Lifetime Achieve- ment Award from AIA Long Island Chapter. n

The Fellows of the Ameri- can Institute of Architecture (FAIA) is today international in its outreach and when Sor- renti assumes the mantle of chancellor he will lead the College’s mission of mentor- ship, promoting the profession of architecture and community and enhancing the profession on a global scale. “I am in- deed humbled by the trust the College has bestowed on me for the coming years, and will work hard to accomplish my goals for carrying out the

Throughout the course of his career John Sorrenti has contributed generously of his time and expertise to further the enhancement of the archi- tectural profession. Some of his roles have included presi- dent of the NY State AIA and Vice President of the National AIA. Currently John serves as National Chair of the AIA College of Fellows Regional Representatives. Appointed Chair of the NY State Edu- cation Board of Architecture he is also Director on the

TheAIA is comprised of over 85,000 members and bestow- ing the recognition of Fel- lowship is an honor reserved for those members who have made significant contributions to the architectural profession. There are only 2,700 members in this select group. To be elected Bursar to the College is a rare and singular honor. Mr. Sorrenti will serve as bursar for 2 years, be elevated to vice chancellor in 2015, then finally to Chancellor in 2016. He will

Institute of Ar ch i t e c t s (AIA) Con- vention held this May in Washington, D.C., John R. Sorren- ti, FAIA of Gl ads t one ,

John Sorrenti

NJ was elected by acclamation to serve as bursar on the 2013- 2014 College of Fellows (COF) executive committee. Sorrenti is founder and president of JRS Architect, P.C. one of the nation’s top architectural de- sign firms. As bursar Sorrenti assumes responsibility for all the financial affairs of the College. This marks the first time since the College’s found- Pottstown, PA — David High, project engineer for Bur- sichAssociates, has earned his Professional Engineer (P.E.) license. The P.E. is a profes- sional license issued through the Commonwealth of Pennsyl- vania. He initially obtained the Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) designation, which is a prereq- uisite to the P.E. High’s responsibilities at Bursich include civil engineer- ing design, plan review, and construction observation for municipal, public and private clients. He prepares plans, reports, and applications for various local, state, and fed- eral permits, and coordinates with clients, contractors, and utilities. High’s experience includes over six years of design work on projects for both public and private clients, ranging from single-lot subdivisions to large commercial land developments. He has more than four years of experience conducting plan re- views and observing construc- tion activities for municipal clients related to various codes and ordinances for subdivision and land development and sanitary sewer installation and testing. High has more than three years of experience in de- sign of roadway, drainage, and traffic control for PennDOT sanctioned highway/bridge projects, some of which are federally funded. n High earns professional engineer license


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