Mr. Castrucci is a registered architect with over twenty years of experience. He has completed projects throughout New York City and New York State, from high-end residences and arts facilities to expedient, cost-effective renovations for community groups and public agencies.
His entire body of work reflects a personal commitment to sustainability in design and construction. The materials and building systems he employs are selected for their low environmental impact and maximum energy efficiency. His belief is that buildings can employ both passive and active strategies to significantly reduce the energy they need, and to generate a great portion of what they do. His projects typically incorporate systems like passive and active solar heating, geothermal heating and cooling, photovoltaic electricity generation, and schemes for natural day lighting and ventilation. He has guided clients to obtain financial incentives from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to help offset the cost of energy efficient technologies.
Mr. Castrucci's work also reflects a strong sense of social responsibility. The design of each of his projects reflects the culture in which it is situated. He shapes structures that are sympathetic in scale and finishes to surrounding structures, and engaged in the life of the neighborhood. He has designed and renovated over 1,000 dwelling units throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan, many designed specifically for the homeless and those with low incomes.
In addition Mr. Castrucci is accomplished curator, sculptor and blacksmith. He perviously served as the director and curator of the Lower East Side art spaces A & P and Bullet. His sculptures have been exhibited at the Dia Art Center, Franklin Furnace and Exit Art, and he completed a large-scale public art installation, "Tower/Icons/Wall," along the beach in 1988. He has custom-designed and -fabricated steel elements for installation within several of his architecture projects.
Mr. Castrucci holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from New York Institute of Technology. He has received support grants and awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, Creative Time, Art on the Beach, and Public Art Fund.
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