Mike Astrella comes to catena with 13 years of experience. A University at Buffalo alumnus, Mike said he’s always been fascinated by buildings, especially residential spaces and old buildings. He first thought about going into architecture, but always had an affinity for math and science, so instead, studied structural engineering.
Mike and his family just moved to Portland three weeks ago. He lived in New York state (NYC and Buffalo) his whole life – he and his wife are drawn to the activity and buzz of city life. They didn’t want to raise a family in NYC, but Buffalo was too quiet. So far, they feel Portland has the busyness and accessibility they desire (plus the food!). When he’s not working, you can find Mike spending time with his daughter, playing basketball, soccer and football, or walking around Portland to find the next thing to eat!
Mike’s responsibilities at catena include structural analysis and design, project management and construction administration.