October 18, 2019
Jerome Bankovich, Jr., AIA, LEED is a Registered Architect and Vice President of KTH Architects, Inc. He is a 1987 graduate of Fairmont State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology. Mr. Bankovich began his career with KTH Architects, Inc. in 1987. In 1989, he furthered his education by returning to school and earned his Master of Architecture degree from Clemson University in 1992, which included a semester at the Charles E. Daniel Center in Genoa, Italy. While at Clemson University, he maintained his association with KTH though summer internships and returned full-time upon graduation. He earned his New Jersey Architecture Registration in 1997, Pennsylvania Architecture Registration in 1998, and Virginia Architecture Registration in 2004. Although he has diverse project experience, he has concentrated his efforts on educational and government projects. Mr. Bankovich is a member of the American Institute of Architects, PA School Board Association, and the Green Building Council. Mr. Bankovich also serves as the Vice Chair for the Clearfield County Economic Development Corporation.
What’s your name?
Where did you grow up?
St. Marys, PA
Where did you go to college and architecture school?
Fairmont State University and Clemson University
What was your first professional job?
How did you end up working at KTH Architects?
My brother played volleyball with Bob Hallstrom
How many people worked at KTH Architects when you joined us?
What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned from your time at KTH?
Do it the correct way
If you were to go onto a stranded island, and could only take 3 items, which would you take?
Knife, Gun, Ammunition
What made you want to be an architect?
That’s what I was good at
What would be your “dream project?”
Any project with an unlimited budget
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
A little of both
What is your favorite part of the design and construction process?
You get to experience the result
If you could choose one place to visit in the entire world, at any time period, where would you go and when?
Rome during their empire
What do you wish more people knew about architecture?
What we actually do
What is your fondest memory of your time at KTH?
The many social events
Who is your hero in life or someone you strive to be like?
I strive to be myself
What motivates you to work hard?
Want to do my best
What is your proudest accomplishment in life?
My family and friends
What do you do when you’re not working?
Spend time with family and do some housework
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
What was the last concert you attended?