Joe Mihanovic

Joe Mihanovic

New York, NY, US



Recent graduate with a B. Arch. from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  Joe is looking for an entry-level position in Los Angeles or San Francisco - with a dynamic and fast-paced firm.



Topos Architects, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, US, Associate

Executed site surveys, built 3-D models of existing conditions using as-built drawings and manual measurements, and created conceptual renders.

Jul 2020 - Jun 2022

Tighe Architecture, Culver City, CA, US, Student Intern

Made analog models for a mixed-use housing project on Barranca Street. Made presentation drawings (plans and elevations) for a series of projects. Made renders for several projects.

Jun 2019 - Sep 2019

Eric Owen Moss Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Student Intern

Made analog models, including working on a site model for a tract of land in Culver City with numerous EOMA projects. Modeled in 3D using Rhino. Assisted with renderings and visualizations.

Jan 2019 - Jun 2019

HMC Architects, San Jose, CA, US, Student Intern

Assisted with a schematic design proposal for the Del Mar High School Library and Administration buildings. Modeled kitchen & medical equipment in Revit using cut-sheets & basic layouts for the purpose of virtual reality viewing by users (in Enscape) and created drawings and assisted with drawing packet submittals in Revit. Executed site surveys and made material sample board presentations.

Jun 2018 - Sep 2018

SC Builders, Sunnyvale, CA, US, Construction laborer

Assisted with painting, caulking, and monitoring tasks.

May 2017 - Jul 2017


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, MSAAD

Jun 2022 - current

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2015 - Jun 2020

Cal Poly Los Angeles Metropolitan Program, Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Completed an intensive five-month-long studio project and took theory classes while interning at Eric Owen Moss Architects.

Jan 2019 - Jun 2019

Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP), Prague, CZ, BArch, CIEE - Global Architecture & Design

Studied architectural history and theory and completed a semester-long studio project - while living in Prague, Czech Republic.

Aug 2018 - Dec 2018


Dean's List (select academic quarters), Award

3.50+ Grade Point Average


AIA - Central Coast Design Citation, Nomination

Awarded for excellence for my fifth-year senior design project.


Robert Hifumi Odo Memorial Scholarship, Nomination

Scholarship competition for students who show “outstanding ability in architecture design and overall academic performance” - nominated by faculty.


HMC Best Integrated Design Award, 1st Place

Awarded to the best-integrated design among the LA Metro studio projects.


Areas of Specialization