Mertz Architects,PC

Office:609-737-7976 Fax: 609-718-0189

Mertz Architects




Gary Mertz Architects was established in October 1996.  We are a small energetic firm adroit in residential and commercial design. Our prevailing theme combines New Urbanism with energy conscious design. Our work includes Housing, Mixed-Use Projects, Office, Retail and Medical with a growing list of Child Day Care centers as well as Adult Day Care. Additionally our Housing projects include, single, urban infill, multiple and townhouse projects, integrating low, moderate and market rate housing.


Gary Mertz  and staff offer hands on problem solving using design skill and technology.  We identify the problem create solution(s) that best address design, context, budget and schedule. Our partial project list speaks of our experience


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Gary Mertz, AIA NCARB

Education:       North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, 1983

Drexel University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1992

Licensed:         New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Course work:   Harvard Graduate School of Design, Senior Housing 1998

Published:        New Jersey Magazine, Spring 1994 “Sustainable Architecture”

Better Homes and Garden, Honorable Mention, Kitchen Makeover, April    1996, NY Times Sept 2005, Star Ledger Sept 2005

Married, wife and daughter, they lives in Hunterdon County, New Jersey


John Alford, RA

Education:       Rutgers University, Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, 1978

                        Drexel University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1998

Licensed:         New York, New Jersey

Course work:   Harvard Graduate School of Design, Day Care for Children 1998

Published:        NY Times Sept 2005,

Star Ledger Sept 2005

Married with two children, he lives in Essex County, New Jersey


David E. Johnson, Jr. Technical Design

Experience:     18 years carpentry and CAD detail designer.


Contract Technical Staff, is a group of well educated and talented computer capable people available to compose a detailed set of drawings.