Asher Associates Architects
Asher Associates Architects has been providing clients with quality residential and light commercial architectural services since 1993. From our offices in Jenkintown, PA and Stone Harbor, NJ, the firm has designed award-winning homes, offices, restaurants and public buildings in suburban Philadelphia and in numerous New Jersey coastal towns.
The firm’s design ideology is rooted in “New Urbanist” philosophies which assert that buildings should be designed as good neighbors, deliberately intended to have a gentle impact on the streetscape and community. Asher-designed buildings, whether traditional or contemporary, are quietly beautiful and constructed with a craftsmanship and richness in detail that enables them to age gracefully, gaining character as the years pass. Asher Associates’ reputation for designing buildings of lasting quality is based on the view that each project should be designed with the community in mind. The firm makes a priority of fostering long-term relationships with clients, builders and the towns in which we work. The goal is to enhance and build a community, not just a building.
The firm’s approach to the design and construction process is as a close collaboration between client, architect and building team. Asher’s long-standing relationships with interiors, kitchen, lighting and other design professionals are integral to providing the best possible experience for clients.
Mark Asher, Principal
Mark Asher, aia, a graduate of Virginia Tech University, started Asher Associates Architects in 1993 when his firm completed extensive renovations to Ocean City Yacht Club, Ocean City, New Jersey. He designed a new clubhouse facility for Avalon Yacht Club 1997. This led to a successful practice on the Jersey Shore, with numerous residential and light commercial projects to his credit, and has established him as expert in coastal architecture.
Asher’s broad range of experience in design, production and construction administration of projects of varying size and complexity has also been applied to residential and light commercial work within urban redevelopment areas and historic neighborhoods of Philadelphia and its suburbs. Along with a team of talented architects and designers, all projects are produced under Mark’s day-to-day supervision and are given shape through his personal involvement.
Rebecca Fellerman Lauer, Associate
Rebecca Fellerman Lauer, AIA, NCARB, joined Asher Associates in 2004. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture from The Catholic University in Washington, DC. Rebecca previously worked for firms in Haddonfield, NJ; Cleveland, OH; and Nantucket, MA. She was awarded the 2006 Rockland County Executive’s Historic Preservation Merit Award for the Restoration and Adaptive Reuse of Historic Congers Station, in Congers, New York. For Asher, Rebecca has designed and managed many high-end residential projects in Avalon, Stone Harbor, Ocean City and Brigantine. Her passion for and expertise in historic architecture and her dedication to superior design and project management make her a valuable member of the Asher team.
Rose Randa, Associate
Rose Randa joined Asher Associates Architects in 2003. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Marywood University, Scranton, PA where she earned the Industry Award for Textile Design. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA where she was awarded the Pearson Prize, First Place for Thesis as well as a study abroad scholarship. Rose previously worked in commercial interior design at Hyland Design Group in Scranton and Hillier Group in Philadelphia. Her work with Asher has included both high-end beach and water-front projects as well as smaller residences. Her work is noteworthy for its fresh design inspiration and meticulous attention to detail.