Justin Schultz, PE
A native of Buffalo, New York, I grew up around some of the greatest architectural works of the late 19th and early 20th century – Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright, and H.H. Richardson all had works there completed long before the second World War. These buildings were complemented by a network of city parks, landscaped roads and traffic circles designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. In middle school, I inherited a set of drafting tools from my late grandfather – who in his time worked at the largest box graphics and printing company in the world. Naturally, in high school I found myself exploring the treasures of my hometown and gravitating toward Architecture, Design, and Planning in the hopes of someday making an impact on our built environment.
I found my calling in mechanical design though the Architectural Engineering program at Penn State, and shortly thereafter ventured out west to join Flack+Kurtz in San Francisco. Ten years later, I am fortunate to have only just begun to shape our cities for a future generation, while at the same time having gained strong technical and project management experience across the United States and in a diverse range of market sectors, including academic, retail, museum, commercial, government and laboratory projects. The Laboratory, Science and Technology sector is where my passion lies – requiring a strong focus on sustainable strategies and technical excellence.
Did you know?
As an avid cyclist, I’ve toured California three times, riding the 550 miles each time from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and most recently through the tulip fields of the Netherlands. With the Golden Gate in my backyard, there is no shortage of fresh pavement and adventure — sustained only by my motivation for fresh coffee and baked goods!
“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.”
— Leonardo Da Vinci