Joe’s interest in architecture began at an early age, but his professional career in architecture began as a summer intern in New Haven, CT in 1985. He continued working through college at architecture firms in New York City until his graduation from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 1990. Gathering the basis of his professional practice experience in NYC from the late 80’s through to 2002, Joe then took his career to his home state of Connecticut.
While he had been groomed early to manage large, complex building projects in an urban context, and while he takes great pleasure in exercising those abilities, Joe also finds much professional satisfaction in the design and execution of smaller scale projects.
Joe’s professional credentials include architectural licensure with registrations in New York (1995) and Connecticut (2005). He is certified by the National Council of Architecture Review Boards (NCARB) and has been a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) since 1997. In 2009 Joe achieved a LEED AP credential (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Accredited Professional) and has since developed a genuine interest in energy efficient building design.
In the town where he lives, Joe volunteers as an Economic Development Commissioner and as the Chairman of the Architectural Review Committee, which is a sub-committee of the Planning & Zoning Commission. A long distance commuter for a good portion of his career, Joe has for the last decade lived only a short, scenic drive from where he works, with his wife and two daughters, in a house that was built when Thomas Jefferson was President of the United States.