Jim joined Buckl Architects in 2012 as a senior project architect with over 35 years of diverse experience in the architecture, engineering and construction industries for a major southern NJ firm. Jim’s broad base of experience with project design, construction documentation, consultant coordination, specification writing, bidding and construction administration adds significantly to team quality at Buckl Architects. His practical knowledge and understanding of building codes and construction practices serves as a resource to many others in the firm. Earlier in Jim’s career, he also worked for several other architectural, civil and geotechnical engineering firms and was responsible for construction document development, inspections and testing, and municipal infrastructure projects.
Mr. Firetto has over 27 years in the building trade industry, including 25 years in Architecture, and brings a diverse experience and talent to the firm. Joe’s knowledge and practical building trade skills as a mason make him a unique project manager to achieve a client’s goals and visions. He has been successful in managing a production team of over 12 personnel, and managing a construction project of over 80 tradesmen. His design and construction experience includes residential, commercial, and education markets. Since joining Buckl Architects Easton in 2006 from a construction company, he has gained an extensive knowledge in healthcare projects. Mr. Firetto is never satisfied unless projects look and work exceptionally. He is very active in coaching sports for his children.
Mr. Furst has over 36 years in the Architectural and Engineering profession of project design and management from concept development through construction. Prior to joining Buckl Architects in 2013, Bob owned a successful architectural firm, Architecture Furst with a 10 person staff who had previously worked with and supported Buckl Architects projects for several years. With his prior focus in institutional, education, public facilities, and commercial projects, Bob has developed a strong reputation in the Lehigh Valley. Bob’s current focus on the healthcare market has added tremendous ability and experience to the firm. He lasting professional desire is to design and build a state of the art stadium for the sport he loves the most…baseball.
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies –Oklahoma State University1979
George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC Certificate – Contracts Program
Registered Architect – Pennsylvania & New Jersey
U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional