Justin A. MihalikAIA NCARB
When you work with us, you get:
- Strategic and trusted partners
- Experienced advocates – your needs are always our top of mind
- Integration of the latest technologies for a realistic understanding of the finished product
- Comprehensive and attentive service from start to finish
After graduating from the New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Architecture in 1993, Justin was accepted as an intern at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. During his time there, a significant event took place that forever changed his perspective on what it meant to be an architect – the 1993 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center. Justin was one of many who remained in the building and made the journey down from the 73rd floor of Tower One to West Street. Today, we are all aware of the damage that the building sustained at that time- yet it did not collapse. The true value of Tower One’s architectural design which helped to save so many lives that day continues to serve as inspiration for Justin today.
American Institute of Architects
Justin has been a member of the American Institute of Architects since he received his license in New Jersey in 1998. He has since held various offices which culminated in him becoming President of AIA New Jersey in 2016. He remains actively involved in AIA, heading up some of the most important issues which face the construction industry – including the use of lightweight construction materials in multi-family buildings, as well as constructing to a higher standard so that buildings are more resilient to natural disasters and fires. Post Superstorm Sandy, Justin served as the co-chair of the regional recovery working group (AIA-RRWG). This group worked with federal, state and local officials in developing workshops for allied professionals in order to communicate learned lessons from the effects of Sandy on infrastructure, buildings and transportation, and how to design more resiliently. The AIA-RRWG received an AIA National Award.
The first priority of an architect should always be to safeguard the occupants of the building. The second would be to protect the building to maintain as short-lived a person’s displacement from their home as possible.
A Passionate Advocate
Architecture is Justin’s passion – and he’s passionate about sharing it with his clients, educating them on how to hire the right architect for their project and the importance of the architect in the entire building process. He has been in the construction industry for more than 30 years and in the architectural field for 25 of those years. During that time, Justin has learned a tremendous amount about both fields and continues to bring that knowledge to every project.