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AustinCina Architects ~ History

Our History

Years 1983-Present

In looking back over the history of our architectural practice, the years after 1983 have proven to be our most exciting and prosperous period. We have also had a great deal of fun!


The firm has experienced many leadership changes throughout the years. John Austin, the founder of the firm, made Mike Cina, AIA, a principal in 1983 and the firm's name changed to AustinCina Architects . John and Mike led the firm jointly until 1988, the year that John retired. Mike Cina, the firm's managing officer, became president and sole shareholder in the firm. Mike continues to maintain full ownership of the corporation and provides management of it's operations. Bill Parretta, AIA, serves as Vice President, and oversees staff and project management.

Even with the changes in ownership, the firm today still operates in the same way that it always has. The principals of the firm still provide close interaction for the success of your project, whether it be designing or just simply just being in touch.