Francisco Grimaldi

Francisco Grimaldi

Elizabeth, NJ, US

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As a dynamic architect, Francisco enjoys working alongside clients and collaborators to develop elegant design solutions to challenging problems. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Architecture, his career has taken him all over the United States and Puerto Rico working on projects serving civic, educational, commercial, healthcare, and residential markets. As a leader within the profession, he has dedicated his career to mentoring younger architects and serving others through various leadership positions in the American Institute of Architects at the state and local levels and, most recently, as adjunct faculty at Kean University's Michael Graves College.

Outside of work, he enjoys exploring the world with his camera, being in nature, training his young Boston Terrier, and helping his daughter grow into a brilliant human being.


Kean University, Union, NJ, US, Adjunct Faculty

Sep 2021 - current

FG Architecture Studio LLC, Elizabeth, Founding Principal

Feb 2011 - current

Perkins Eastman Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Architect

May 2013 - Jul 2016

Parsons Brinckerhoff, Arlington, VA, US, Lead Architect

Jun 2010 - Dec 2012

Little, Arlington, VA, US, Project Manager

Jan 2007 - Nov 2008

Dewberry, Fairfax, VA, US, Project Architect/Project Manager

Sep 2001 - Jan 2007


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1993 - Dec 1998

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Bachelors, Building Science

Aug 1993 - Dec 1998

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