As a part of an ongoing series, the following is an interview to dig a little bit deeper and learn what makes our team tick, what fascinates us about the design industry, and what is most important to us right now.
Justin is an Associate with a background in design and construction management. He is has been BIM Manager extraordinaire and is currently using his talents on Arrowstreet’s Massport work.
K : How long have you been at AST?
J: Going on 2 years now—I started working at Arrowstreet back in October of 2013.
K: What projects are you currently working on?
J: My focus is on Logan Airport these days. I’m working on the Logan West Garage Expansion and the Terminal A to B Walkway Expansion.
K: What, in your opinion, is the most interesting facet of the design industry today?
J: I find the most interesting facet of design to be project delivery. In my opinion, a successful project is gauged by how effectively a project team can collaborate through design and construction to produce the best possible outcome for all stakeholders.
K: Who are your mentors and how have they affected your career?
J: I would say, in a way, my family is my most important mentor. I owe it to them for providing me with all of the tools and the knowledge I have to be successful in life. Also, instead of watching cartoons as a child, I watched countless episodes of This Old House—so Bob Vila definitely makes the mentor list too!
K: Is there a cause or professional organization that’s important to you?
J: While not specifically related to the industry, the Wounded Warrior Project and the American Red Cross are two foundations that I support and hold close to my heart.
K: Have you recently read or seen any that has really spoken to you on a professional level?
J: Brunelleschi’s Dome, by Ross King—great read!
K: What is the most important thing to you for furthering your career?
I would say it’s gaining experience by learning from my peers and from other professionals in the industry.