About Us

Jay Madden, AIA – Principal

After graduating from Pennsylvania State University in 1978, Jay worked for two years in Chester County and Philadelphia. He was hired by Gym Wilson Architects in 1980 and returned to Long Beach Island, his childhood summer home since 1964. Jay completed his internship with Gym Wilson Architects and became licensed to practice in NJ and PA in 1986. That same year, he started Madden & Ryan Architects with fellow PSU grad and GWA employee Mike Ryan. The partnership lasted three years, and in 1989 Jay founded Jay Madden Architect in Harvey Cedars.

The majority of the firm's work is single family, new homes and additions/renovations on LBI, however there are always active commercial or municipal projects along with regional work on the boards as well. In the firm's 30 year history, over 700 homes have been built, enlarged, and renovated.

Staff

Alan Nachman, a graduate of Pratt Institute, has been with the firm since 1995

Amanda Sapp, AIA, a graduate of Penn State, has been with the firm since 1999

Bryan Tucker, a graduate of Drexel University, has been with the firm since 2012

Sue Ludwick, CID, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has been with the firm since 2013

Rachel Bennett, a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been with the firm since 2015

Kyle Houser, a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been with the firm since 2019