Michael Hanrahan


Michael Hanrahan, AIA has been a key member of Clarke Caton Hintz for over twenty years. Michael has led many of the firm’s notable architecture projects, working at a variety of scales and typologies across numerous market sectors. In particular, he has provided leadership in giving new life to historic buildings, solidifying their continuing place and making them relevant to future generations. Past award-winning projects include the restoration of the Historic Hunterdon County Courthouse, home of the famed Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial of the 1930’s, and 200 Elm Drive, the adaptive re-use of the former Princeton University boilerhouse as new University administrative offices.

Michael Hanrahan embraces the challenge of working with existing buildings, following their design cues and developing creative solutions to the conflict between an historic buildings and contemporary needs. In addition, in new construction, he seeks to understand the authenticity and sense of place for each project, transforming underutilized structures and sites into better versions of themselves. Noteworthy new and revitalization projects include Engineering Hall, a new engineering teaching and research facility for the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University; the renovation and reimagining of the middle school for The Hun School of Princeton; and Victory Hall, the renovation and expansion of the competition gymnasium for Mercy College.

Mr. Hanrahan has been actively involved with the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) since 1999. Michael rose to AIANJ President in 2011 and was recognized in 2012 as a recipient of the AIA National Young Architect Award. Currently, he is the New Jersey Regional Representative to the National AIA Strategic Council, assisting the architecture profession on important, upcoming professional issues and opportunities. In addition, Michael is a Past President of Preservation New Jersey, a statewide nonprofit organization promoting economic vitality, sustainability and heritage of New Jersey’s diverse communities.

Mr. Hanrahan obtained a Bachelor of Architecture, with Honors, from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1996. Simultaneously, he earned a dual degree garnering a Master of Science in Management in the same year.