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Hidlay Architecture has ongoing or completed projects in a variety of North Jersey and Northeastern Pennsylvania towns.

From single room additions to large multi-million dollar projects, we have experience in many towns including Berwick, Bloomsburg, Branchburg, The Caldwells, Cedar Grove, The Chathams, Denville, East Hanover, Edgewater, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Howell, Livingston, Maplewood, Montclair, Montville, New Milford, Princeton, Randolph, Rockaway, Roseland, Somerville, South Orange, Springfield, Summit, Verona, Upper Freehold and Wayne.


Here are some samples of our work.


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Process

The design process will vary for each project type.  For the majority of projects the process will start with a recent survey of your property and an initial meeting with the owner, Will Hidlay.

What is Building Information Modeling?

BIM is defined as “a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. The resulting building information models become shared knowledge resources to support decision-making about a facility from earliest conceptual stages, through design and construction, through its operational life and eventual demolition.”

At Hidlay Architecture we view BIM as project potential.

Every project is incorporated into our BIM software of choice, Revit Architecture.  From here the opportunities are enormous.  If your project requires a simple permit drawing, basic schematic development or a more thorough construction document set, it will always benefit from being input through this digital framework.  If the project requirements dictate, the model and information contained within can be used for a myriad of computational roles including but not limited to life cycle analysis, solar studies, environmental impact statements, schedules, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural integration.

The building information model continues to gain value well after the construction has been completed with the use of advanced facilities management software.

A CAD-based approach is forever stuck in “flatland” and is in the process of being eclipsed.

About

The Owner

Licensed in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Colorado, Will is also LEED Certified BD+C (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Building Design and Construction.)   Earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Tulane University, Will also studied at the University of Pennsylvania. It was during this time, in a graduate level design studio, where Will became immersed in the digital design culture and would fully embrace its potential.

Formative post-graduate experience includes time spent at the high-end, design-build firm of Robert Stack located in the center of the 18-mile Long Beach Island in New Jersey. Detail-oriented, Jersey Shore vernacular single- and multi-family designs were the mainstay.

Will spent over two years working in the Modular construction industry and has been heavily influenced by the practical design challenges associated with offsite logistical constraints. “Necessity is the mother of all invention” and becomes an architectural asset when considering the possibilities within such a framework.

Will’s passion for architecture began as a passion for all things building as a young child. Prior to formal architecture school he spent three cumulative years working in the construction industry as a carpenter and framer with some considerable plumbing and electrical work. This hand’s on approach has continued to this day and is reflected in the careful attention to detail seen in final construction documents he produces.

Will founded Hidlay Architecture LLC in fall 2011 to focus on creative, cost-effective and personalized solutions for his clients.