James E. Novack, P.E.

Associate Principal Miami Office

A member of the McNamara Salvia Miami team for over 21 years, Jim has over 28 years in the industry with profound experience in bringing together large teams of stakeholders, architects, and engineers around a single goal and structures or development. Jim has managed the structural engineering of many large-scale and mixed-use projects ranging from tall buildings to retail, institutional, and healthcare buildings. In addition, he has proficient experience in hospitality, residential, commercial, parking structures, and below-grade structures.


Georgia Institute of Technology – Bachelors of Civil Engineering

Professional Registration

Florida | Georgia
River Landing is a 2,000,000 SF development consisting of residences, office, retail, parking and entertainment. Two residential towers—one 25-story and one 27-story—reside atop a 12-story parking garage that offers 2,200 spaces. In total, the complex has 528 units and, between the towers, sits a tropical landscaped amenities deck, an Olympic-sized lap pool, and a spa. The separate seven-story structure is the power center of River Landing, offering 345,000 SF of retail on four stories and 136,000 SF of office space on the remaining three stories. The retail component has a steel-frame skin with glass and precast concrete, while the residential towers and garage are composed of a concrete structure with glass, block and stucco.
Monarc at Met 3 is a luxury residential high-rise in downtown Miami, Florida. The 32-story tower sits atop a 48,000 SF Whole Foods market on the ground floor. The residential program is comprised of 440 units, which range in size from 680 to 1,450 SF. Between the supermarket and rental units, resides the 10-story parking garage, with a façade that blends into the urban landscape. The garage functions as the podium to the entire Met 3 project. This tower was the penultimate component of Metropolitan Miami, a multi-billion dollar mixed-use project.
Solitair Brickell is a 50-story residential tower with an angular, basket-weave façade inspired by the texture of the Medjool date palm tree, commonly found in South Florida. The design and orientation avoids direct sunlight, solar radiation and incorporates wells to repurpose storm water. There are 438 apartments, most with zig-zagged and serrated balconies that make up the façade. Reaching 555 feet, the 50th-floor amenities deck includes one of the highest rooftop pools in Miami. In addition to the top floor amenities, the 10th floor consists of a fitness center, outdoor yoga space, spa and sauna room. There are 6,200 SF of retail at the base and a seven-story garage podium with parking for 463 vehicles.
ONE St. Petersburg is a mixed-use waterfront building in Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Topped out at 41 stories, the building is the tallest within the city limits. The tower sits on one full city block encompassing a total of 950,000 SF. The building includes 253 luxury residences and a 174-key Hyatt Place hotel. The Hyatt Hotel occupies 13 stories on the back side of the structure, connected to the 41-story tower by a parking garage. The Residences at ONE St. Petersburg offer floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces with stunning views. Atop the garage sits a 40,000 SF private elevated resort deck featuring a fitness center, resort style pool, and social and game rooms for the residences. The streetscape is lined with 17,000 SF of retail.

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