Justin Stillson

When did you know you wanted to be an architect/designer?

Since I was very young, I have always been interested in how buildings were built and what it took to be able to design every aspect inside and out. Like most architects, I am also obsessed with Legos and how they can be used as a cool design medium.

Where is your favorite travel destination?

I love travelling anywhere in Europe, but if I had to pick one place it’d be Italy. I’ve traveled all over the world, but the food, culture, and architecture there is one of a kind.

What drew you to working here at Mancini?

The office culture paired with the top-of-the-industry work Mancini produces made it my first choice after graduating from NJIT. The new Design Lab is a great place to experiment with new tech, I haven’t seen or heard of many firms that incorporate Virtual Reality into all phases of the design process like Mancini does.

Best advice you’ve ever received?

“In order to succeed, you can’t be afraid of failure.”

What’s one accomplishment you’re most proud of?

Graduating from NJIT’s architecture program a semester early was always a goal of mine. Those 4.5 years were some of the most stressful of my life. Taking on larger course loads each semester along with studying abroad in Siena, Italy one Summer made that all possible and created memories of a lifetime.