firm profile

Mikesell & Associates was established in 1982 to provide architecture and planning services in Newark. To complete our projects in an aging urban center, we confront a complex matrix that includes intricate governmental approvals, conflicting community interests, environmental issues, preservation issues, uncertain subsoil conditions, aging infrastructure, and tight working quarters during construction. However, we consistently provide quality construction while meeting client schedules and budgets in varied circumstances.
Our clients include corporate, private, public, not-for-profit, and institutional entities. In Newark, we have worked for Berger Organization, Prudential Insurance Company of America, RBH Partners, Dubrow Development, Roizman Development, Betesh Group, Rachlin & Company, Jonathan Rose Companies, MAP Properties, Crawford Street Partners, Newark Engineering, Newark Department of Development, Newark Housing Authority, Essex County Improvement Authority, U.S. General Services Administration, New Community Corporation, New Newark Foundation, YMWCA of Newark, Lincoln Park Cultural Coast District, La Casa de Don Pedro, Newark Preschool Council, Team Charter Schools, and North Star Academy. As design professionals, the scale of our projects may vary significantly, but we always pay attention to detail and try to provide practical solutions to any building typology.


Three principals make up the core management team of the office. Bill Mikesell, both a licensed architect and planner, has forty-five years of experience in construction and design, Mike Cioban has thirty-five years as a project design architect, and Ed Amato has managed our production of construction documents and field operations for twenty five years. All three principals are licensed architects and LEED qualified.

William R. Mikesell, AIA

Michael S. Cioban, AIA

Edgardo J. Amato, RA