Alicia Caritano, Senior Associate/Senior Project Manager/Studio Leader, JCJ Architecture
Alicia Caritano, AIA, LEED AP is a senior associate, senior project manager, and studio leader with JCJ Architecture. An architect with over 30 years of experience in the Commonwealth, she brings intelligence and incredible passion to working with clients, managing multidisciplinary teams, and developing the next generation of young professionals.
When asked to share her perspective on the industry overall, Alicia was characteristically candid and forthcoming: “I honestly believe there has never been a more exciting, interesting, and yet, challenging time to be a design professional and part of the AEC community. I have been fortunate throughout my career to have worked on residential, mixed-use, healthcare, K12, and higher education projects. The values that inspired me as a young architect are the same values that drive me today as a project manager: to unlock the possibility and potential of every project, to create a strong connection to place, and to positively impact the lives of children, families, and communities. It’s an incredible privilege to play a key role in projects where you know your ability to be strategic, creative, and to collaborate will be part of creating life changing experiences.
When considering the current climate of remote work and balancing the demands of an industry that is constantly evolving, I always come back to the importance of working in teams and fostering an open exchange of ideas. I am constantly motivated to manage teams in doing their best work, and have been fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from the many talented young professionals at JCJ.”