April 17, 2019Reading Time: 2 minutes
On Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the combined AIA New Jersey (AIANJ) State Awards Gala and AIA Newark and Suburban (AIA NS) Past President’s Banquet at The Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, Justin A. Mihalik, AIA, was named the 2018 Herman C. Litwack Award Winner. This is the highest award bestowed upon a member of the AIA Newark and Suburban organization.
Mr. Mihalik resides in Essex Fells, New Jersey. Foremost, he is a family man and dedicated husband to the lovely Andrea Mihalik and the loving father of two terrific children. He graduated with a degree in architecture from NJIT in 1993, is currently registered to practice architecture in 25 states in the US; he is also NCARB certified.
Justin held several architectural career positions before he established JAM – ARCH in 1998. He is the principal owner of his diverse architectural firm in Fairfield, New Jersey and Tampa, Florida, which focuses on corporate, commercial and retail design with a specialization in child care centers. Throughout his many years in the construction industry and with his top-notch architectural background, Justin and his JAM-ARCH staff provide Professional Services with efficient design using new technologies and intelligent methodologies.
Justin has eagerly served many volunteer positions at AIA New Jersey and AIA NS. He was the president of AIA NS in 2008 and went on to become the president of AIA New Jersey in 2016. Justin headed the Taskforce on Lightweight Construction, which was formed in the wake of the Avalon Bay Edgewater fire, which led to the creation of a whitepaper that became the basis of code change related to multi-family construction. Justin currently serves as the Resilience Chair and the Chair of the new, upcoming NJ Architects Foundation for scholarships and public
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