Mr. Hopkins is a Principal of the firm and has extensive experience in the design and planning of numerous educational and other public facility projects throughout New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. He is involved with the project from the early planning stage through to completion developing architectural design options and recommends an approach that fully represents each client’s intent. As a LEED Accredited Professional, he implements sustainable and energy savings design measures within the firms projects and has experience with various solar panel design projects.
As the designer of one of the first New Jersey schools designed using Homeland Security guidelines, Cedar Creek High School; Mr. Hopkins is recognized as a leader in educational facility security design. He recently participated in panel discussions for the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) Security Task Force and an Atlantic County School Security meeting at Galloway Township Schools.
In addition to the experience listed below, Mr. Hopkins is currently working with the following school districts: Bethlehem Township, Bordentown Regional, Colts Neck Township, Freehold Borough, Galloway Township, Lacey Township, Mainland Regional, Manalapan-Englishtown Regional, Matawan Aberdeen Regional, Monmouth Regional, Northern Burlington County Regional, Passaic Public, Somers Point and Warren Hills Regional.
"...I want a firm that will look at the school as if they own the building.I want a firm that will listen to what the Administrators are looking for in a project. I want a firm that will take their experience and knowledge, coupled with the ideas of the district, and turn it into a completed project. I have found that firm to be Fraytak, Veisz, Hopkins and Duthie.”
"[FVHD] has served as architect of record from the beginning with major construction projects since 1980, which include the building of our 71,000 square foot middle school in 1991; an addition to our primary school; replacement of our primary school roof; and most recently the completion of renovations of both building's interiors, along with rooftop solar panel systems as an energy saving and "green" project. All projects were completed on-time and within budget. [FVHD] was very helpful in making sure all documentation and designs were completed to specifications. They were instrumental in the completion of documents sent to the State for SDA grant funding. I would recommend Fraytak Veisz Hopkins Duthie, P.C. to any school district considering a capital construction project, or if needed, as an architect of record for routine projects..."