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Employee Spotlight: Andrew Mitchell

Anyone that meets Andrew quickly learns why we value him in our office.  His dedication to his projects and determination to make the client priority #1 is unparalleled.  He is the world’s easiest going guy, which is why he has become a great asset on the construction site as well as in the office.  He joined us soon after graduating college and dove right into large warehouse projects quickly mastering their complexities.  We hope you learn a little more about Andrew, one of our newer Project Designers, and enjoy working with him as much as we all do!

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy problem solving, whether it is working through a unique construction detail or laying out schematic floor plans.  They are often like puzzles, only with multiple acceptable outcomes.  I find determining and selecting the best solution for the project a fun reward!

What was your first job and what did you learn from it that influences the way you work today?

My first job was detailing cars at a local Ford dealership.  As is in the job title, I learned that God is in the details.

What is one unique thing that others may not know about you?

Although my co-workers and friends know, most might not know that I am a child of winter.  I love the snow & all the activities that come with the winter season.  I also teach snowboarding at Camelback Mountain Resort on the weekends.

What inspired you to pursue this career?

I come from a family of builders, carpenters, contractors, and handymen.  Although I originally studied nursing, construction has always been in my blood.  When I figured out that nursing wasn’t for me, I looked back to memories of my family building, creating, constructing, and problem solving through construction and figured I would make a go of it too, but at a desk instead of on a roof in the hot sun!

Where is your favorite place to eat/visit/hang out in the Lehigh Valley?

I love to check out new restaurants, bars, and breweries.  Although I do not have a favorite, you can often find me at Lost Tavern, Mach’s Gute, Keystone Pub, & Seven Sirens.

Where did you go to college and what was your favorite class?

I attended Marywood University and was a member of the 3rd graduating class of the School of Architecture.  My favorite class was History & Theory of Urban Forms led by James Eckler.

What piece of advice do you have for anyone interested in your career path?

I advise anyone interested in becoming an architect to get a summer job working for a contractor.  Construction knowledge and building science are critical in this field.  Knowing how buildings are put together will set you apart from your peers.

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