Giovanni Gioia

Giovanni Gioia

Queens, NY, US



Experienced professional with 17+ years in architecture, real estate development, and land use/urban planning in New York City:

  • 7 years of experience in urban planning, land use policy, and real estate law
  • 10 years of experience practicing architecture, including specialized training and supplemental certifications
  • Registered Architect in New York State


GoldmanHarris LLC, New York, NY, US, Planning & Development Specialist

• Prepared land use applications for multiple discretionary actions for clients to the City Planning Commission (CPC), the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), and the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), including: special permits, authorizations, certifications, variances, renewals, and other ministerial approvals
• Generated zoning opinions and memoranda for construction loans for multiple lending institutions by analyzing zoning compliance for development projects
• Advised clients regarding zoning feasibility for as-or-right developments, development and air rights transfers, as well as discretionary approvals
• Reviewed zoning drawings and drafted zoning determinations (ZRD1s) and additional information (AI-1s) forms for Department of Building (DOB) approval
• Managed all company projects for efficiency, quality control, and profitability

Feb 2015 - Dec 2022

Dattner Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

• Performed architectural services as listed below, specifically from Concept Design through Construction Documents, for various multi-family new construction projects
• Prepared architectural documents and studies for two rezoning and special permit applications through the Department of City Planning and the City Planning Commission
• Spearheaded design with new structural system in New York City – 10+ story load bearing steel stud and pre-cast concrete plank construction
• Generated respondent packages for several City and State Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Request for Qualifications (RFQs)
• Reorganized and replenished firm’s material library and data resources
• Generated new firm standards for Revit schedules and associates visual graphics and model families
• Served as firm liaison to multiple agencies like International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and others to ensure compliance with latest industry standards and trends
• Lead internal zoning and building code workshops to educate fellow peers

Jun 2013 - Feb 2015

Ismael Leyva Architects, New York, NY, US, Associate

Design and Construction
• Provided complete architectural services for multiple clients and projects, including:
- Project conception, property analysis, existing conditions surveys, zoning and land use studies (both as-of-right and discretionary alternatives)
- Space planning and programming, owner project requirements (OPR), and code compliance reviews
- Project schedules, milestones, and assist in all cost estimates
- Material due diligence and finishes, furnishing, and equipment (FF&E) research and coordination with product manufacturers and representatives
- Return on investment (ROI) and life-cycle cost assessments (LCAs) studies
• Produced Concept Designs (CD), Schematic Designs (SD), Design Development (DD), Construction Documents (CD), specifications and bid packages, and Construction Administration (CA) sketches and addenda
• Monitored the engineering contracts, subcontracts, change orders and other agreements to ensure compliance with the firms’ quality control protocol

Managerial and General Contract Administration
• Assisted in the review of personnel policies and procedures, staff review and hiring new personnel
• Evaluated and updated the firm’s Quality Control (QC) manual and protocols
• Maintained direct contact with clients; readily available to office staff and clients
• Charged with the profitability of projects; generated and monitored projects by means of staffing models, labor detail reports, cost to complete reports, and project progress reports
• Produced marketing materials for domestic and international proposals, generated scope and fee proposals as well as completed City, State, and Federal agency pre-qualification applications
• Coordinated all firm interns (through NYCSCA and ACE Mentor Programs) as well as mentor

Jul 2005 - Apr 2013


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2000 - Jun 2005

Pratt Institute Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italia, BArch, Architettura

Jan 2004 - Jun 2004

Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture (ESA), Paris, France, BArch, Programme des échanges internationaux

Aug 2003 - Dec 2003

Areas of Specialization