Morpurgo Architects is privileged to have been selected by the Borough of Saddle River to bring the 1835 Historic Bishop House into the 21st century.
As recipients of the State of NJ and the Bergen County Historic Preservation Awards for our seamless preservation of the 1745 Ackerman-Dater House in Saddle River, we have extensive experience, from archeological digs to Gus’ role as Past Chairman of the Saddle River Landmarks Commission, that has prepared us to design with historic accuracy the Bishop House to meet the needs of modern times.
The Bishop House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a striking example of Colonial architecture. However, it had fallen into disrepair, resulting in a leaking roof, sagging floors, and broken ceilings. In addition, the building lacked the modern systems and utilities that would make it functional and flexible for public use.
Mayor Al Kurpis identified its revitalization as one of the primary goals of his administration. We are collaborating with DeCarolis Construction on this exciting conversion of the Bishop House into a Community and Cultural Center for meetings and special events to bring residents together … a purpose it had served since Colonial times.
Morpurgo Architects has had a long, creative history in the Borough, and we look forward to seeing this significant project come to fruition for the Saddle River community.