200 Forrestal Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel. 609 452 1777
Fax. 609 452 7192
Michael J. Mills, FAIA
Michael Mills is the partner in charge of preservation for Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, LLC. He is expert in the analysis of historic buildings and in the design and supervision of preservation and restoration projects.
Currently Mr. Mills is working on the restoration and renovation of Louis Kahn's Bath House in Ewing, NJ; a buidling systems update at Cliveden, a property owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in Germantown, PA; and the restoration of the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark in Perkasie, PA.
He has recently completed the restoration of the landmark Essex County Courthouse, by Cass Gilbert, in Newark, NJ, which received a National Trust Honor Award in 2005. His award-winning projects include the preservation and restoration of the New Jersey State House Legislative Wing and the Somerset County (NJ) Courthouse, and the adaptive use of Newark, NJ's Essex Club as the new headquarters for the New Jersey Historical Society. He is also overseeing the restoration of Newark City Hall and security upgrades at the New Jersey State House.
Mr. Mills has completed projects in Washington, DC for the General Services Administration: a building, landscape, and archaeological survey of St. Elizabeths Hospital, West Campus, and the conservation of the Clara Barton Apartment House.
Mr. Mills has served as President of the statewide non-profit organization Preservation New Jersey and is a Past Chair of the AIA's Historic Resources Committee. He is also a Peer Reviewer for both the General Services Administration (GSA) Design Excellence Program and the Getty Grant Program's Conservation Grant Program. He has lectured at Princeton University's School of Architecture and Urban Planning, at regional meetings of the Society for College and University Planners (SCUP), and has published several articles in the Association of Preservation Technology's APT Bulletin.
Mr. Mills received his Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture and urban planning from Princeton University, his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University, and completed postgraduate work at the International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in Rome, Italy. He is a Registered Architect in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Washington DC, and is also a Licensed Professional Planner in New Jersey.