Michael J. Mills, FAIA, has devoted his career to the preservation and adaptive use design of some of the region’s most significant historic structures. He has served as Chair of the Advisory Group of the AIA Historic Resources Committee and is a past president of Preservation New Jersey, a statewide non-profit. Michael is a national peer reviewer for the GSA Design Excellence program, and a long-time member of the NJ Uniform Construction Code Advisory Board. He has lectured at Princeton University’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning and at the Association for Preservation Technology’s (APT) international conference, and serves as Associate Graduate Faculty in the Rutgers University Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies program. Publication credits include the APT Bulletin, the AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Justice Journal, and Design & Historic Preservation: The Challenge of Compatibility (University of Delaware Press).
Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University; his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University; and a postgraduate certificate from the International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in Rome, Italy. He is a Registered Architect in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Ohio, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.