Building a Place for History
John Hatch is a partner with Clarke Caton Hintz, a Trenton-based Architecture and Planning firm, as well as with HHG Development, a company which focuses on redevelopment projects in Trenton. In his 30 years with Clarke Caton Hintz, John has managed the design of an array of architecturally significant buildings. These include the restoration of Morven, the former governor’s mansion in Princeton, the Roebling Complex Redevelopment, and the restoration of the Hunterdon County Courthouse. In addition to his historic work, he has designed a wide range of award-winning projects, including projects at Princeton University, Thomas Edison State University, New Jersey City University and numerous other NJ Colleges and Universities; major mixed-use development projects across the region; urban redevelopment plans and projects; and numerous commercial and civic buildings and facilities. His work with HHG Development includes the 30-unit Cracker Factory Redevelopment and, most recently, Roebling Lofts and Roebling Center. This mixed-use redevelopment of Block 3 of the John A. Roebling’s Sons Company in Trenton will include 192 loft apartments, 175,000 sf of commercial office space and 40,000 sf of retail, entertainment and amenity space arrayed around a major public plaza: The Railyard. The 138 unit Roebling Lofts recently opened to great acclaim. All of John’s projects address issues of context, civic life and sustainability. In addition to his design work, John has written and lectured about such topics as historic preservation, sustainability and urban redevelopment. John received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia, and a Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his work with Clarke Caton Hintz, John is Vice President of the Boards of Passage Theatre and the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey and a board member of the Trenton Historical Society and the Potteries of Trenton Society. He has also served on the Landmarks Commission for the City of Trenton for almost 30 years. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and served for many years on the boards of the NJ Historic Trust and Preservation New Jersey. He is the 2015 winner of Preservation New Jersey’s Sarah P. Fiske Legacy and Leadership Award.