Minority-owned DIGroup Architecture Honored In Prestigious New Jersey Business Magazine’s 62nd Annual New Good Neighbor Awards

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  • Newark, NJ (1888PressRelease) July 28, 2022 - DIGroup Architecture has been awarded the 62nd Annual New Good Neighbor Award presented by New Jersey Business Magazine for their design of the Clinton Hill Early Learning Center in Newark, NJ. This new building development transformed a long-vacant site into a thriving and vibrant destination for young children and addresses the need for quality childhood education and childcare in the community.
    The annual competition shines a light on firms, institutions, and nonprofits that contribute to the economic growth and stabilization of neighborhoods in the form of new and improved buildings or infrastructure that add value to New Jersey communities.

    The spacious, light-filled, two-story, 40,000 square foot facility for 200 children from 6 months to age four, features 16 classrooms, secure inner courtyard, multipurpose room (available for community use), family childcare resource room, and commercial kitchen. The building is cohabitated by Clinton Hill’s Pre-K programs and La Casa’s Early Head Start programs, providing quality care and services to the community.

    At the Center’s grand opening in June, Alderiso saw firsthand how an intentionally designed built environment helps contribute to the development and engagement of the students, staff, and community. “Kids had already started in school, so, we were seeing the building in use, the smiling faces. It’s just a great experience. And the people who run those schools really do the best they can with whatever they have. So, we really wanted their vision to shine in that setting,” said Alderiso.

    DIGroup Architecture is a leading designer of transformative educational projects in underserved areas throughout the Tri-State area amounting to over $1 billion in new construction and renovations. Their extensive experience in the specialized needs of today’s varied academic arena, both in traditional settings and technology-rich, career-ready environments, has earned them the reputation as an expert in educational design.

    To view more on the award-winning project, please click here.

    Now in their 68th year, NEW JERSEY BUSINESS MAGAZINE is an award-winning magazine and the Garden State’s longest-standing business publication. Published monthly, with over 93,000* readers, no other statewide business publication has their reach and influence. They reach some of the most influential executive and legislative decision makers throughout New Jersey.

    DIGroup Architecture is a certified Minority-owned, Disadvantaged, and Small Business Enterprise (MBE/DBE/SBE) specializing in architecture, planning, interior design and environmental graphics, signage and wayfinding.

    DIG originated as a consortium of several small architectural firms who formed an alliance to collaborate and compete for large educational projects issued by the State of New Jersey to revitalize the most under-served public school districts. This collaboration became so successful at delivering many of the state’s most significant, community-centered design projects that the firms formally merged in 2006. The profound impact these projects had on the most basic human need of health and wellness, brought a whole new meaning and purpose to the firm. From that point forward, “Architecture for Change” became their story, design philosophy and commitment to clients to re-imagine structures and environments to unite people, enhance well-being and enrich communities.

    DIG’s successes have not gone unnoticed; in 2021, the company was selected as one of the 2021 Leaders in Real Estate, Construction, and Design in the Architecture category by NJBIZ, and was ranked among the top Minority Businesses and Architectural firms by both NJBIZ and Philadelphia Business Journal.

    To view DIGroup’s recent media coverage, please click here.

    Today, DIGroup Architecture is exponentially growing, its reach spanning New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. For more information on the firm, please contact: Debra Koehler at dkoehler ( @ ) digrouparchitecture dot com or 732 dot 249 dot 6242 X110 dot

    Media Contact:
    Amy Delman
    Amy Delman Public Relations, LLC
    amydelmanpr ( @ ) verizon dot net

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