Frank A. Messineo

Principal / Founder, AIA, CID, NCARB; Educational Architecture & Interiors

As the founding principal of Solutions Architecture, I have over 27 years of experience in all areas of Architectural Practice. During those years I developed a creative and proactive approach to ensuring that client expectations are met throughout the life of the project; this approach has allowed me to create positive, long-term relationships with clients, consultants, contractors and government agencies.

My career has afforded me many wonderful, challenging opportunities and my professional experiences have required that I take on the role of Problem Solver — as Principal in Charge, Project Manager, Project Architect, Public Relations Spokesman and Construction Manager — for a variety of projects in the educational, municipal, and healthcare markets.

However, it is my work as an Educational Design Specialist that has been most rewarding. Having worked to provide cost efficient, aesthetically pleasing, solutions for over 50 Districts throughout the State of New Jersey, I have coordinated with Administrators and Staff members alike, ensuring that designs were flexible and accommodating to the varying educational processes and ever changing teaching styles and curricula.

My pro-active approach and extensive experience with programming, classroom design, as well as board and public presentations, has been integral in fostering (and maintaining) successful, relationships with the State Department of Education, the Schools Development Authority, the Department of Community Affairs, construction managers and contractors and many school districts, including:

» Randolph Twp. Board of Education (18 years!)
» Bergenfield Board of Education (since 2005)
» Lincoln Park Board of Education (since 2002)
» Midland Park Board of Education (since 2006)
» Ocean Twp. Board of Education (since 2003)
» Pequannock Twp. School District (since 2009)

I believe that my success in Architecture has been based upon the fact I have always been committed to the client and the process; maintained open communications throughout the life of the project and taken responsibility for the outcome of the work, whether it effortless or problematic. Solutions Architecture is founded on the principle that personality, attention and professional, competent service, fosters more than just a client list – it brings about successful, lasting relationships.

It is my belief that a fundamental role of the Architect has always been that of a “Solution Seeker” and that our goal in this business and in life, is to look at any problem as an opportunity for change and improvement — Solutions.

Career Highlights

  • Principal/Owner
    Solutions Architecture
  • Principal/Owner
    USA Architects
  • Principal
    DMR Architects


  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering & Construction Management, 1993
  • Bachelor of Architecture, 1992

Licenses & Certifications

  • Registered Architect, NJ
  • Registered Architect, PA
  • Registered Architect, NY
  • Certified Interior Designer, NJ
  • Certified Document Technologist (CDT)
  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA National)
  • AIA-Newark Suburban Chapter
  • Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
    • Treasurer 2009-present
    • Secretary 2008-2009
  • Newark Regional Business Partnership (NRBP)