16B — July 25 - August 14, 2014 — Owners, Developers & Managers — M id A tlantic

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A rchitects & E ngineers Princeton, NJ based firm earns distinction for sleek guest house design ikon.5 architects receives AIA-NJ Honor Award for design of Ithaca Guest House I THACA, NY — The New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of

the firm’s unyielding desire to continue to push the envelope and create new, exciting resi- dential buildings.” The 720 s/f guest house is nestled across from an ele- gant whitewashed brick main house, complemented by a steel and wood pergola along its west edge, creating an inti- mate setting for an outdoor stone-terraced swimming pool court. With a simple zinc and mahogany-clad exterior, the house creates a dazzling glow exposed to the abundance of natural sunlight. Completed in 2013, the guest house offers visitors remarkable views of nearby Lake Cayuga. The building juxtaposes design modernity with its natural sur- roundings. “We're extremely grateful to receive this grand recognition for an otherwise diminutive and unassuming building,” said Joseph Tattoni, AIA , princi- pal at ikon.5 architecture. “I’m proud of our team of talented designers for their progressive vision in this project, and I look forward to continuing to work with them to create new, imagi- native places to live.” n Twelve tips for strategic business communications... continued from page 11B to save time and possible ad- ditional communications. The need has never been greater for well-crafted, care- fully considered and effec- tively targeted business com- munications. The success of any business or organization is built upon a foundation that includes strong strategic com- munications. “Take advantage of every op- portunity to practice your com- munication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.” — Jim Rohn, Ameri- can entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. Glenn Ebersole is the strategic vice president, business development/mar- keting at Hollenbach Con- struction, Inc., an award- winning professional de- sign-build, construction management, general con- tracting and development services organization in Boyertown, PA. n

Architects (AIA-NJ) has awarded Princeton, NJ archi- tectural design firm ikon.5 architects with an Honor Award in the Built Residential category for its visually stun- ning, yet simple, design of a quaint guest house in Ithaca. “ikon.5’s Ithaca Guest House is a true display of the sophis- ticated design aesthetic and functionality possible in today’s architectural world,” said Kurt Kalafsky, AIA , president of AIA-NJ. “We’re impressed by

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