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As an intern, Antonio began his career in architecture at Park Avenue Design Group. Quickly accumulating knowledge and experience he was managing smaller scale developments during the development of the housing boom. During this time he was building relationships with local enforcement officials, builders and local developers some of which he would later work for.
When Toll Brothers acquired Manhattan Building Company he worked on large scale multi-family development projects such as The Cliffs and 700 Grove Street; assisting in the development, designs and City approvals.
During his time away from Park Avenue Design Group he was hired to head Fields Development Group in Design and Development, he assisted in getting over 450 dwelling units approved as well as another 250 dwelling units built during his time there. The projects ranged from 15 unit mid-rise apartments in central Hoboken to 60+ units on the western section of Hoboken as well as hi-rise condominiums in Jersey City such as the Waldo Lofts. This including not only in the assistance of pre-purchase and pre-design but also all the way through construction and sale.
Antonio also spent time as Senior Architect at ND+SM managing the entire design staff and heading numerous high end hospitality and interior design projects. Projects such as Gild Hall Hotel in NYC for Thompson Group And numerous high end design-build homes in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Eastern Long Island.
After his stint in New York, acquiring life long acquaintances and professional connections, Antonio managed Devino Architects and helped a number of developers start projects in the middle of our economic crisis such as the Cast Iron Lofts in Jersey City, the Hoboken YMCA renovations and he solely prepared the Danforth Avenue Redevelopment plan for Jersey City.Now heading Urban Design Workshop, Antonio is hoping to fuse all that he has learned and apply it to his latest puzzles to solve. Starting on smaller scale projects to better focus on the details and slowly building his way to a larger and larger medium, He is now working on projects of all sizes and scope including urban planning and assistance with property management companies in NYC and TPA’s for special events.
He is a 2002 graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology and has been a licensed architect in New Jersey since 2007 and in New York since 2008. Antonio became a member of NCARB in 2002 upon graduating college. He also became a member as an associate member of the AIA in 2002 and a full fledged AIA status member in 2007.
As a Principal and senior manager possessing a high level of experience in Architecture, real estate development and construction management as well as through lengthy observation and involvement I have amassed an astute knowledge in the development process. From site selection and acquisitions, demographics, proformas, zoning, building codes, approvals, design and construction. Currently managing projects such master planning, mixed use and multi family hi-rise design and commercial retail applications. With an archive of successful projects through leadership and team work.
Perkins Eastman Architects also employed Antonio as a consultant at their NYC offices as an Associate project manager managing what could end up being a potentially 6.5 million SF complex for industrial and manufacturing complex.
He is still pursuing his Pennsylvania architectural license, planners license and LEED Accreditation.
He has published photography in a calendar for the NJ AIA.
As of recently Antonio was nominated for the Young Architect of the Year Award for 2012 and was the recipient of the award for 2013!
Urban Design Workshop, LLC, Hoboken, NJ, US, Founder - Principal Architect
Principal- I am currently licensed in New Jersey and New York as well as looking forward to becoming a professional planner and LEED certified. I have provided freelance work through my entity, Urban Design Workshop. Designing projects throughout New York and New Jersey from 10 story mixed use development project, to single family home and high end private residences in NYC.
Devino Architects and Associates, Jersey City, NJ, Senior Architect
As project architect I managed the office and directed the design and production documents necessary to realize a building, and oversee the day to day business operations of the entire office and staff
I managed projects such master planning, hi-rise design and commercial retail applications. Numerous presentations to Boards in Hoboken, Jersey City and Hudson County were presented by me.
ND+SM, New York, NY, Senior Architect and Senior Manager
Senior Manager and Project Architect responsible with all projects that entered office. I managed a staff of over a dozen employees, guiding and mentoring them through the daily rituals of being a designer and architect.
Fields Development Group, Hoboken, NJ, US, Director of Design and Construction
I led the role of Senior Manager and Director of Design. I had been heavily involved as an Owner’s Representative and Project Coordinator for both small and large scale residential development throughout Hudson County and NYC. I also played an important role with the In-house Construction Division. I assembled the team necessary to create a project that would be realized. I was involved throughout the Schematic Design, Planning Board approval process, Design Development, and Construction Documents phases as well as point man throughout the construction.
PARK AVENUE DESIGN GROUP, Hoboken, NJ, US, Draftsperson
(Architectural Designer/ Project Coordinator) Full and Part Time positions. It was here that I developed my skills in Auto Cad, as well as strengthening Hand-Drafting Techniques and Rendering skills. I began my path learning the basic five architectural phases that drive a project and the techniques required.
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, BArch, Architecture
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ, US, Associates Degree - Architecture
Young Architect of the Year, Nomination
AIA Photography Competition, 2nd Place
Two of my photos were chosen for the 2008 NJ AIA Calendar.