About Me

Architectural Designer


Hi everyone!  I'm Joe Mihanovic, and I'm a recent B. Arch graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, currently working as an architectural designer in Palo Alto, CA.  I truly love architecture and I believe in its transformative potential.  Over the past six years - whether in school or out - I have focused all my efforts on creating beautiful, functional, and socially-responsible projects.

When I'm not at work or at my desk, I enjoy being active and out in nature.  I love to exercise, go to the beach, hike, and go to music festivals with friends.

Please visit the "Contact" section for any professional inquiries or to connect with me on social media.  Enjoy!


B. Arch Undergraduate

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly LA Metro

Los Angeles, CA

CIEE - GAD Prague

ARCHIP, Prague, Czech Republic


TOPOS Architects 

(Associate; Palo Alto, CA)

Tighe Architecture (Student Intern; Culver City, CA)

Eric Owen Moss Architects (Student Intern; Culver City, CA)

HMC Architects (Student Intern; San Jose, CA)

SC Builders (Construction Laborer; Sunnyvale, CA)



Gaudi Architecture Prize, Honorable Mention - for the "The Public City" in the Public Building category


AIA Central Coast Design Citation - for "The Public City," my senior design project

HMC Best Integrated Design Award (2019) - recognizing the best-integrated design among the LA Metro studio projects

Robert Hifumi Odo Memorial Scholarship Nominee (2019)


ARKigram (2020) - The Public City

Silk Matters (2020) - The Public City

IMadeThat (2020) - The Public City

Non Architecture Journal (2020) - The Public City

Illustrarch (2020) - The Public City

Cal Poly LA Metro (2020) - Conical Conglomerate

Illustrarch (2020) - Conjunctive Amorphoid

Illustrarch (2020) - Arts District Multiplex

Illustrarch (2020) - Algae Farm

Archiologist (2019) - Conical Conglomerate

Illustrarch (2019) - Conical Conglomerate

Illustrarch (2019) - Resource Center

Addpub (2019) - Conical Conglomerate