2012 AIA Institute Honors for Young Architects

Michael Hanrahan, AIA - 2011 President

Today, the American Institute of Architects announced the 13 recipients of the AIA National Young Architects Award. Among them is 2011 AIA New Jersey President, Michael Hanrahan, AIA.

Michael J. Hanrahan, AIA has been a key member of Clarke Caton Hintz for over fifteen years. Licensed in 2002, he immediately earned the title of Associate. Michael was promoted to Senior Associate in 2005 and ultimately elevated to Associate Partner in 2010. Michael has served as lead designer and project manager for many of the firms notable and award winning projects. He has worked on projects of varying scale and type across multiple market sectors. Michael also has extensive experience in historic preservation and the adaptive re-use of existing buildings. He is particularly adept at taking practical advantage of the existing character of historic spaces.

In addition to distinguishing himself professionally, Michael has also dedicated his time to serve the profession of architecture. In 1999, Michael began his tenure on the Executive Committee of AIA Central New Jersey, where he held a variety of positions culminating in his Presidency in 2005. In 2006, Michael became a member of the Executive Committee of AIA New Jersey. He held the office of Secretary for three years. Michael has advanced through the leadership ranks of AIA New Jersey and currently serves as President of the organization. In addition to his leadership role within AIA New Jersey, Michael is an active member of the Construction Specifications Institute, Preservation New Jersey, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He also volunteers in his community as an assistant coach for numerous community athletic teams and is a former member of his local historic preservation commission.

Michael is a representative of a new breed of young leaders rejuvenating AIA New Jersey. His commitment to revitalizing the profession of architecture is widely recognized. He possesses the ability to easily reach consensus among numerous divergent opinions to form reasoned, thoughtful responses that proactively address the issues confronting the profession today.

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