Justin H. Istenes, AIA, NCARB, REFP, LEED Green Associate, Senior Project Architect

Justin joined AEM Architects in 1996 upon graduation from Philadelphia University (formerly Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science) with a Bachelor of Architecture.  He is a 1991 graduate of Boyertown Area High School. 

Justin's responsibilities include the design and management of projects, staff and consultants from inception of the project through construction. He has designed educational, commercial, recreational and office facilities.  Justin's diverse practice experience ranges from facility maintenance projects to multi-phased renovation projects to new facilities in excess of one hundred thousand square feet. His other project responsibilities include activities such as the development of facility assessments, RFP creation, budgeting, scheduling, editing specifications and status reporting. Justin also manages construction observation and interfaces regularly with contractors code officials and facility managers.

Justin currently is a member of the Berks County Parks and Recreation Board of Directors and is a past Chair of the Board.  He also serves as a  judge for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).  Justin previously served as the Chair of the Exeter Township Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board, as an event judge for the Pennsylvania Regions 5 & 9 Technology Student Association (TSA) and as the Chair of the Breakfast Committee for the Greater Reading Young Professionals (GRYP).

American Institute of Architects
AIA Pennsylvania
AIA Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter
National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB)
Council of Educational Facility Planners International

Selected Projects:
Willow Creek Elementary School
Kutztown Area High School
Berks County Intermediate Unit
Bassett King of Prussia
611 DeKalb Pike Retail Building
705 DeKalb Pike Retail Building
620 DeKalb Pike Retail Building
Liberty Business Center II Warehouse - Lot 4
Mifflin Area YMCA

Tri-Valley YMCA
Pennell Elementary School
Penn-Delco Service Center
Main Line Financial Advisors
Oley Valley Middle School
Holy Guardian Angels R.C.C. - Religious Education Center
Holy Guardian Angels R.C.C. - Chapel Addition
St. Mary's R.C.C. Religious Education Center
Penn Bernville Elementary School
Bethany's Children's Home - New Henning Center Shelter Care Facility
Bethany's Children's Home - Classroom Addition
Conrad Weiser Area High School


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