Founded in 2001 by Stephen J. Carlidge, AIA, Shore Point Architecture, P.A. is a service oriented architectural design firm providing innovative and cost-effective design services across a wide range of project types. Our ever growing portfolio of work includes commercial, corporate, municipal, academic, hospitality and residential projects. Residential work ranges from single-family custom homes to multi-family structures and includes a significant commitment to affordable housing. The firm has also developed a significant expertise in preservation architecture. Our office is located in a national historic district and the firm takes great pride in restoring and reinvigorating historic structures. We see design as a highly collaborative endeavor and strive to involve the client in the design of each project. We initiate every design with an open mind and see each and every project as a unique opportunity to develop a solution that responds directly to the client's program, aspirations, budget, and schedule.
Stephen Carlidge, AIA
Mr. Carlidge is President of Shore Point Architecture, P.A. and founded the company in 2001. He has 38 years of professional experience spanning a wide range of project types. Shore Point Architecture provides architectural services for projects of varying types including residential, commercial, and mixed-use buildings. Prior to founding Shore Point Architecture, Mr. Carlidge was a Principal at Vitetta, a large multi-disciplined A/E firm based in Philadelphia with satellite offices in seven states. At Vitetta, Mr. Carlidge directed the firm’s Educational Studio executing projects valued at nearly $900M across the country. He also directed the firm’s Sports Facilities Studio where he was responsible for projects including the Liacouras Center at Temple University and the Sun Bank Arena, a 10,000 seat hockey arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Prior to his tenure at Vitetta, Mr. Carlidge practiced at GRAD (formerly the Grad Partnership) in Newark, NJ where he was responsible for numerous projects including high-rises, office buildings, research laboratories and residential work.
April Horvath, AIA, LEED AP
April, an Associate with the firm, has over 16 years of experience in the practice of architecture. She has been with Shore Point Architecture since 2005 and during that period, has managed some of the firm’s most challenging projects. Her experience includes a wide range of project types including the award winning "Springwood Center" mixed-use projected located in Asbury Park and "Pier Village Phase III," a 600,000 sq. ft. mixed-use development project located in Long Branch. April prides herself in providing highly coordinated construction documents and works extensively with the firm’s consultants from the early stages of design through project completion. In 2012, April was named AIA New Jersey “Young Architect of the Year" and was featured in "In Jersey" magazine. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and served as an Architectural Department Mentor at her alma mater, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
Andrea Fitzpatrick, AIA
Andrea has been with Shore Point Architecture since 2008 and has worked in many capacities on various project types including "Mary’s Place by the Sea," an 8,000 sq. ft. facility dedicated to supporting women who are receiving treatment for cancer. Andrea also manages the firm's residential work which ranges from custom single-family homes to multi-family projects to affordable and mixed-income housing. She has vast experience on historic renovation/preservation projects, several of which have earned "Beersheba Preservation Awards" from the Ocean Grove Historical Society. Andrea has worked closely with the nonprofit organization, Interfaith Neighbors, on numerous affordable and mixed-income housing projects and on the design of Asbury JAMS, a performing arts center on the west side of Asbury Park. In 2018, Andrea was named AIA New Jersey "Young Architect of the Year." She is also a member of the Oceanport School District Board of Education.
Angelica Arent, Associate AIA
Born and raised in Mexico City, Angie began her study of architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where she earned her Bachelor of Architecture while simultaneously serving as an adjunct professor. Early in her professional career, Angie worked for one of the most prominent firms in Mexico, Serrano & Associates. Since relocating from Mexico City in 2002, she has been responsible for the design, planning and management of numerous large‐scale commercial, institutional and high‐end residential projects throughout New Jersey. She served as the senior project manager for an eight-story luxury condominium project, South Beach, in Long Branch. With over 20 years of experience, Angie integrates an international perspective with local craft and responds with an unparalleled attention to detail and sensitivity to program requirements. She has a proven ability to arrive at creative solutions for even the most difficult design challenges.
Brian Koczan, AIA, LEED AP
Brian joined the firm in 2015. He is an experienced architect and LEED accredited professional with over 15 years experience in a broad range of project types including; commercial, institutional, higher education, residential and preservation work. Brian is well versed in working successfully on all phases of the design process from schematic design through project completion. Throughout this process, Brian places great priority in maintaining strong, successful relationships with all members of the project team. His notable clients include Hackensack Meridian Health, Princeton University, Cornell University and Rutgers University. Brian holds a B.S. in Architecture from The University of Maryland and a Master of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Bryan is a 2013 graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. He joined the firm in 2014 and has contributed to broad range of project types. He has thoroughly documented numerous historic structures in Ocean Grove for preservation purposes, several of which earned "Beersheba Preservation Awards" from the Ocean Grove Historical Society. Bryan is an active volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sister where he organized an architecture career day and participated in numerous fundraising events. He was a Division I tennis player at NJIT.
Justin Calvert, AIA
Justin joins the firm with over 17 years of professional experience. He is a registered architect with a versatile skill set ranging from high end residential design to K-12 public school work. Justin has an eye for design and is a team player that can contribute to virtually any project type and scale in the office. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Drexel University.
Kelly recently completed her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Drexel University. She has been with the firm since 2012 and has contributed to the office in many ways ranging from architectural work to marketing and office management. She ensures the office runs smoothly and supports the staff wherever needed. She also makes sure everyone in the firm is well fed.