ULI NNJ: The Design of Multifamily Buildings in a Post Pandemic World


Thursday, July 16th, 2020
1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT




Standard Pricing Until July 17 Members Non-Members
Public/Academic/Nonprofit FREE FREE
Retired FREE N/A
Under Age 35 FREE FREE
July 16 , 2020
1:30-2:30 pm  EST
Via Zoom Webinar
Complimentary Registration
Join us for an interactive virtual seminar on July 16th at 1:30 for an informative panel discussion on the design of multifamily properties in a post pandemic world. 
As we learn more and more about the Covid-19 pandemic inevitably certain things will change as we think out the buildings we design, build, and live in.
- How will social distancing impact building floor plans?
- Will we need wider corridors?
- What changes will occur to unit sizes, and will we need to incorporate more work at home spaces?
- Will we need more elevators?
- Will common amenity spaces need to get larger or smaller?
- Will we need more parking spaces as people move away from mass transit?
- What are the trends for mixed-use neighborhoods?
- Are towns and cities requiring wider sidewalks?
Two leading experts in the design of Multifamily housing discuss recent trends in their work as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic. Dean Marchetto FAIA PP, and David Minno AIA PP, will present changes in the way their buildings are being designed. These industry leaders will also discuss how the virus has impacted their professional practices and what long term impacts they see to their firm going into the future.

Christopher Albanese President of the Albanese Organization and Ed Russo CEO of Russo Development will also weigh-in from the developer’s perspective.
AICP CM Pending



David Minno

President, Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners

Mr. Minno is President of MINNO & WASKO Architects and Planners. As a founding partner, Mr. Minno specializes in private sector, large mixed-use redevelopment including TOD’s and projects that have significant residential components. Many of his projects reflect client relationships that span more than twenty years, including Roseland Properties, RXR, LCOR, The Bozzuto Group and Mill Creek Residential. MINNO & WASKO is currently are working on sustainable, redevelopment projects in the following cities: Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken, Stamford, Morristown, Somerville, Park Ridge, Asbury Park, Bayonne and Harrison. Most of these commissions were obtained by partnering with project developers and competing for RFP based sites. Mr. Minno has deep experience in obtaining regulatory approvals for large scale development and becomes involved in the architectural design of a project at the early stages of a concept. MINNO & WASKO offer their clients, quality design, cost-effective detailing and timely services. The firm has a staff of over 85 professionals, who are experienced in all forms of residential and light-frame commercial construction with offices in Lambertville and Newark, New Jersey. Mr. Minno has his Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School. He is active in many professional groups including the Urban Land Institute and The Congress for New Urbanism. He has volunteered his professional services to Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Minno has been a quest lecturer at Rutgers University and Drexel University.


Dean Marchetto, FAIA

Founding Principal, Marchetto Higgins Stieve

Dean Marchetto is the founding principal of Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects established 1981 in Hoboken and expanded to Jersey City in 2016. MHS is an award-winning architecture, planning, and urban design firm that specializes in downtown mixed-use buildings, TOD’s, and redevelopment projects. Dean is a Licensed Architect and Planner and a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. He is an active member of the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute, the Congress of New Urbanism, New Jersey Future, and serves as a longstanding commissioner on the Hudson County Construction Board of Appeals. Dean has also served on the Hudson County Public Arts Commission. Dean’s design philosophy is based upon understanding a new building’s relationship to its surrounding context and in many cases the architectural heritage of its location, especially in existing downtown locations. Dean has built his 35-person firm around this principal. Weaving new buildings into an existing urban context presents a rich dialog between old and new designed to create vibrant and familiar urban places. This idea generated an architectural style that has provided the new face for Hoboken’s incredible revitalization Marchetto Higgins Stieve’s clients include the Albanese Organization, Bijou Properties, Kushner Real Estate Group, the Kushner Companies, the Rockefeller Group, the Roseland Property Company, Hartz Mountain, Russo Development, Toll Brothers, Fields Development, China Construction of America, Bijou Properties, Ironstate Development, Panepinto Properties, and Mill Creek Residential.


Chris Albanese

President, Albanese Development Corporation

iChristopher V. Albanese is President of the Albanese Organiza tion, a full-service real estate development and management firm with over 70 years of experience in residential, co mmercial office, educational and institutio nal real estate. The company has bui lt and/or renovated over five million square feet of real estate in the New York metrop olitan area and has approximate ly 45 employees. Notable projects include 512 West 22nd Street, a 180,000 square foot, Class A comme rcial office building currently under development in West Che lsea on the High Line; and the recently completed 140,000 square foot, 293-room Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel on West 37th Street off 8th Avenue. The company is also currently serving as deve lopment manager for 50 West Street, a $30 0 + million, 500,000 square foot, luxury residential condominium tower in lower Manhattan. Mr. Albanese received a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and a J.D. from St. John's University Schoo l of Law, where he was a member of and published in the St. John's Law Rev ie w. Mr. Albanese is a Board Member of both the Center for Hearing and Communication and New Ground, Inc. He has been an invited speaker at numerous professional real estate forums to discuss real estate development and financing.

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