Justin Bishop

Associate Principal  |  OPN Architects
AGE: 38

Best advice you ever received?

Anyone that’s making anything new only breaks something else.

What would most people be surprised to learn about you?

I’m a card-carrying member of the Cloud Appreciation Society, which encourages everyone to pause, look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty in the sky above and appreciate the often-overlooked surroundings of our everyday lives.

What’s the biggest issue facing the Corridor, and why?

We need to continue growing our talent pool and retaining educated, passionate professionals to capitalize on all the potential our region offers.

If you had $1 million to give, what causes would you support?

I would continue supporting programs that ensure children have opportunities to succeed in education, health and creating brilliant futures. #FTK

What are your passions outside of the workplace?

Fishing in the neighborhood pond with my two sons. Experiencing live music with my wife. Culinary experiments at home on the grill.

What should people know about your generation in the workplace?

We are seeking meaning and purpose in the work we do and life we pursue.

What do you want to accomplish by the time you are 50?

Teach myself how to play the banjo.