Lee J. Mamola, AIA
Running and architecture have been a part of my life since early childhood.
I have owned my own award winning architectural firm for over 25 years. My work as an architect has been published in local and national journals and been recognized with receiving design awards.
In December 2014 I returned to OHM Advisors an award winning architectural engineering, and planning firm headquartered in Livonia, Michigan. This after serving as a VP and Director of Architecture at another nearby firm three years prior. The bulk of my prior experience was running my own small firm for over 25 years in Novi, MI. I also help coach approximately 100 adult runners as they train for their targeted half marathon or marathon. This group is The Running Fit 501 training group.
My competitive running began in Jr. HS and continues well into my years as a Masters Runner (over 40yrs). I regularly finish at or near the top finishers of my age group (60-64). When I compete in races from the 5K to Marathons
I have run 8 marathons, including Detroit, Honolulu, Boston, New York City, and Raleigh, Chicago, and Traverse City, MI. I am entered to compete once again at the Boston Marathon in April 2016. I have also run about 40 half marathons, and countless other races of shorter distances. For the past five years I have been proud to be a member of the Brooks’ (running shoe and gear company) Inspire Daily (ID) program.
Architecturally my favorite projects are those that include a client that values my contribution as an architect. My work has been recognized for awards by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), The Construction Association of Michigan (CAM), has been published in several national magazines and journals.
I enjoy serving my community and profession often in a leadership position such as; Past President of The Novi Chamber of Commerce, Past President of The Novi Rotary Club, Past Chair of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture Alumni Board, Past Chair of Novi Historic District Study Committee, Past Secretary on the Novi Planning Board, Past Treasurer of the Michigan Architectural Foundation, and current member of the Construction Board of Appeals in Novi and Southfield.
I am a husband, father, proud grandfather to Charlie, Liam, Katie, and the owner of a very strong Australian Shepard, who also enjoys running.