We’re proud to share that Josh Barnett, Assoc. AIA, has been named Intern Architect of the Year by the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) New Jersey Chapter. The award recognizes emerging professionals who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the profession and help propel the design community toward an even brighter future. Josh received his award at an AIA New Jersey awards ceremony in late June.

Based in the firm’s New York City office, Josh is a young leader in our health practice having worked with key clients including New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York University’s Langone Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, Mount Sinai and Northwell Health. Beyond this work, Josh is also deeply engaged with the AIA, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and Borough of Shrewsbury, New Jersey’s Planning Board, including the following contributions.

  • Josh served on the NCARB’s Experience Advisory Committee in 2016, helping shape strategic initiatives and plans for the organization’s future.
  • He also participated in NCARB’s 2015-2016 Intern Think Tank after being selected for the 12-person team out of 97 applicants. Through this program, Josh initiated the development of a program that would help guide his and future generations toward licensure.
  • Josh contributes expertise and guidance to the Shrewsbury planning board related to capital project reviews, site analysis and historic district planning among other duties.

In a nomination letter for the award, Harry Falconer, Director of Experience + Education for NCARB, described Josh as “one such emerging young leader that will inspire others to become, and stay involved to solidify the future of our profession.”