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john ciardullo, RA
FOUNDER

John Ciardullo’s portfolio encompasses a body of work that spans nearly five decades. He has designed and engineered projects ranging in scale, type and market. The strength of the firm’s work is based on John’s assertion that architecture is a humanistic art, the most social of all arts. In his words, "the work I've been doing all these years is about arriving at a solution to specific social issues."

 

He is distinguished by works that have positively impacted numerous communities, such as award-winning schools, recreational centers, libraries, parks, pools and various housing types. As a highly respected architect with educational and professional experience in associated engineering fields, John is frequently consulted for structural and civil engineering as well as city and regional planning.

 

He first grew interested in architecture during his time at LaGuardia High School of Music and Art in New York City.  He earned his Bachelor's of Civil Engineering at Bradley University and his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design. At Harvard, John became a Teaching Fellow in structural design.

 

While earning his degrees, John worked as a Structural Engineer with the French firm, Freyssinet Inc. where he specialized in pre-fabricated and pre-stressed concrete structures. As a post-graduate, John became a Project Engineer and Structural Designer at Weidlinger Associates where he had the opportunity to work with the likes of Walter Gropius, Josep Lluiz Sert, Pietro Belluschi and Eduardo Catalano. He has also worked for Wiesenfeld & Leon Consulting Engineers as a Structural Designer for noted architects, such as Marcel Breuer.

John Ciardullo is a licensed architect and is registered in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and South Carolina.  He maintains his professional membership in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).  Complimenting his architectural practice, John has taught at Pratt Institute in the Department of Architecture and served as an Instructor and Director of the first year Planning Studio in the City and Regional Planning Department.  He was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia University where he taught second year Architectural Design Studio and was coordinator of the Building Technology curriculum.  Today, he continues to encourage and mentor the architects, engineers and construction specialists working at Ciardullo Architecture & Engineering to intimately integrate structural engineering with the practice of architecture.