JFS Engineering
Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
More than "just a driveway"

We are frequently asked about what exactly we do. For most engineers, the answer comes quickly; “I design this widget” or “I deal with the customer so the software people don’t have to”. The answer gets more convoluted when we get into civil engineering. Typically we’ll see a description centered around “Professional Design Services”. Stopping […]

Early morning at Park(ing) Day Metuchen

For Parking Day 2013, JFS Engineering, PC provided partial sponsorship for Metuchen’s Second annual Park(ing) Day installation on Main Street. Working with Bike-Walk Metuchen, we provided funding for some of the items in the installation. This installation was developed organically mostly with found and borrowed furnishings. The resulting installation resembled a backyard gathering common to […]

Interior Concept for the Metuchen Inn, courtesy Thomas Baio Architect, PC

The Metuchen Inn is a landmark in Metuchen and Middlesex County New Jersey. Built in 1843, this historic structure was at various times an inn, brothel, and speakeasy. Since the 20th century the Inn has been a restaurant focusing on fine dining. Around 2010, the Inn was badly damaged in a fire. During subsequent reconstruction, […]

New side entrance for N-YHS on West 77th Street

While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer oversaw submittal preparation for NYCT review and approval, and worked with that agency to secure a letter of “no impact”. To facilitate the New-York Historical Society’s (N-YHS) existing museum building entrance and stairway renovations along Central Park West, in Upper Manhattan, his firm was contracted to obtain NYCDEP fire […]

Unplug & Flow Competition Board

In January 2013, we finished a design competition with an amazing group of professionals from Philadelphia and Berlin. The design competition was a part of Infill Philadelphia’s SoakItUp Competition for 2013. Our submission was a finalist in the “Neighborhood: Greening the Grid” category. The Concept Our design concept was called Unplug and Flow. It is […]

Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater

Marcus Garvey Park, located in the heart of East Harlem, provides pastimes for children, teens, adults, and the elderly for the entire community.  Asides from two children playgrounds, an outdoor swimming pool, a recreation center, and basketball courts, Marcus Garvey Park’s amphitheater is a major draw hosting plays and concerts in the summertime.  The goal […]

Infill Philadelphia: SoakItUp! Exhibition 2012

UPDATE: Our presentation board from the event is now available for download (3 MB). A design book from the exhibition is also available online. We are proud to announce the selection of two projects for the Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! Exhibition. Co-sponsored by the Community Design Collaborative, Philadelphia Water Department, and the US Environmental Protection […]

Brooklyn Bridge cables

In December 2012 I was asked to appear in a short video project about the history and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge is often seen as a beautiful landmark and an integral part of New York life. It is also an example of infrastructure as art. The video, produced and shot by, Sigurd […]

Black River Reservoir

Seasons Greetings from JFS Engineering, PC. We’d like to thank our friends, clients, and allied professionals for making 2012 a great year. We owe you a debt of gratitude for helping to build our practice. This year we’ve touched some interesting projects including; community gardens, non-profit, high-end residential, international design, and institutional sites. We’re proud to have […]