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ROBERT COZZARELLI, AIA, PP, NCARB Certified, CID Principal-In-Charge

Robert has over (35) thirty five years of experience as a design professional, architect and
planner in design, construction administration and design-build for varied building types;
including new and renovation architectural projects for Federal, State, Municipal, and
Private Clients. His credentials delineate varied clients including: health care,
educational, recreational, institutional, as well as, private residential. Robert has been a
principal owner of his firm and others since 1986, offering services in architecture,
planning, interior design, construction management, design-build/project-delivery, and
forensic analysis. In this capacity he has personally served as direct liaison with clients
and owners representatives in the successful completion of their projects.

New Jersey Institute of Technology - NJIT
New Jersey School of Architecture - Bachelor of Architecture, 1979

-Certification by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards #36,095
-Licensed Registered Architect: -State of New Jersey #AI09548
-Licensed Registered Architect: -State of New York #029539-1
-Licensed Registered Architect: -State of Pennsylvania #RA405408
-Licensed Registered Architect: -State of Connecticut #LI12321
-Licensed Professional Planner: -State of New Jersey #LI03529
-Certified Interior Designer: -State of New Jersey #ID000054
-Certification Safety Assessment Program: -California Emergency Management Agency #72332

-AIA National Regional Director / Regional Representative– 2014-2016
AIA New Jersey Chapter and Region – 2014-2016
-AIA National - Practice and Prosperity Committee – 2014
-AIA National - Strategic Planning Task Force – 2014 – 2015
-AIA National - Rules Committee - 2015
-AIA National Grassroots & Leadership Conference 2014 - Speaker
“Survivor: Capitol Hill Meeting Your Elected Representative”
-AIA New Jersey State - President – 2004
Proclamation: State of New Jersey Honoring AIA Design Conference
-AIA New Jersey Legislative & Government Affairs – 2013 - Procurement Chair
-AIA New Jersey State Board of Architects Liaison – 2008 – to Present
-AIA New Jersey State - Executive Board – 1998-2008
-AIA NJ Section President – AIA Newark & Suburban Architects – 1999
-AIA New Jersey Michael Graves Lifetime Achievement Award – Founding /
Permanent Member to maintain the original intent of the MGLAA Award.
-AIA New Jersey Chairman Events Task Force - 2011
-AIA New Jersey Governance Task Force – 2009 - 2010
-AIA New Jersey Grassroots Leadership Network-GLN Chair–2005–2009
“Federal and State Issues Concerning Architects” – Washington, DC
-AIA New Jersey National Convention Delegate – San Francisco, CA - 1998
-AIA New Jersey Centennial Chairman – National Convention Philadelphia–2000
-Founder and Chairman of CANstruction event for AIA New Jersey-1999-2002
“Feed the hungry design-build event by architects using canned products.”
-AIA New Jersey Fellows Reception at National Convention –Chair 2000 – 2003
-AIA New Jersey Task Force – “Response to proposed Regulations for CID” 2005
-AIA National Timer Regional Caucuses AIA 2004 Chicago Convention.
-AIA National Moderator Regional Caucuses AIA 2002 Charlotte Convention.
-Design Conference / Member AIA New Jersey 2000- “Livable Communities”

Associate Member 1998 to Present

Northern NJ & Northeast Region Member 1986 to 2010

-NJIT School of Architecture Board of Visitors
-Invited Original Member by Dean School of Architecture – 2004-2013
-NJIT School of Architecture Dean’s Council
-Invited Original Member by Urs Gauchet, Dean – 2002
-Small Business Advisory Committee
-Invited Original Member by Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr.–2001-Present.
-Essex County New Jersey Recreation and Open Space Advisory Board
-Appointed by County Executive – 2001
-Belleville 9/11 Commission – Appointed by Mayor and Council – 2008 - 2013
-Belleville Board of Education Athletic Advisory Committee – Appointed - 2004
-Belleville Historical Commission – Appointed by Mayor and Council – 1999
-Belleville Redevelopment Agency – Appointed by Mayor and Council – 1988
-Belleville Capital Needs Improvement Committee – Appointed by Mayor – 1987

-Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
“Journey to Health” – Art Competition that Best Supports Theme - 2014
-AIA New Jersey & AIAS NJIT – 2013
“Journey to an Architect”
Guest Speaker
-AIA Small Practice Practitioner Digest - Author
“To Pro Bono or Not To Pro Bono” – 2010
“The Importance of Mentoring” - 2009
-AIA Livable Communities Symposium – 2000 & 2001 - Guest Speaker
Initiated and Developed with Congressman Bill Pascrell, 8th District
“School Construction” – 2000.
“Brownfield’s” – 2001.
-Health Care Association of New Jersey (HCANJ)
“Architecture & Interior Design for Long Term Care &
Assisted Living Facilities,”- Presenter HCANJ Convention & Expo 2003
“Cultural Change: Re-Thinking Long-Term Care Design”
Speaker at HCANJ Convention & Expo - 2006.
-“Dream Homes of Metro New York”
“An Exclusive Showcase of New York’s Finest Architects,
Designers and Builders” – Published 2006: Panache Partners, LLC

-Architecture for Humanity - REDC
Volunteer – Assist Building Owners in Sandy-Impacted Neighborhoods
REDC – Resilience through Education & Design Center – July 2014
-California Emergency Management Agency Certification #72332
Volunteer-DSW– Safety Assessment Program: as a Certified Disaster
Service Worker assigned Essential Emergency Duties during times of
disaster or emergency throughout the United States.
-Foley Field Revitalization Committee
Pro-Bono – Architectural Services for Proposed New Bloomfield Stadium
Pro-Bono – Architectural Services for Phase II Revitalization Field House
-John I. Crecco Foundation
Pro-Bono – Architectural Services for John Crecco Plaza, Bloomfield, NJ
-Belleville 9-11 Memorial Park
Pro-Bono – Architectural Services and Chair of Committee
-Medal of Honor Private First Class Henry Svehla Memorial Belleville Township
Pro-Bono – Architectural Design Services and Committee Member – 2011
-Disabled American Veterans – Belleville / Nutley DAV Chapter 22
Pro-Bono - Architectural Services for New Chapter Headquarters – 07-08
-Rotary International
President Rotary Club of Belleville – 1987 – 2003.
Paul Harris Fellow – Awarded 1997
-Boy Scouts of America
Volunteer - Committee Member Troop 142 and Pack 350.
-St. John’s Roman Catholic Parish, Newark, NJ
Pro-Bono - Building and Facility Architect – 1995 to Present.
-St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Parish, Nutley, NJ
Pro-Bono - Building and Grounds Committee – 1999 to Present.
-Belleville Board of Education Athletic Council
Volunteer - Appointed Member 2002 – 2004.
-Belleville Wrestling Parents & Friends Association.
Volunteer President - 2000 to 2007.

-American Institute of Architects – 2014
AIA National 2014 Richard Upjohn Fellowship Medal
“Presented to those Architects who have served the profession on the AIA
National Board of Directors”
-The New Jersey Planning Officials’ 2011 Achievement in Planning Award
“Awarded for the Planning and Architectural Design of Belleville’s Motorcycle
Mall benefitting the community and quality of life as an inspiring project and
catalyst that will stimulate redevelopment of Washington Avenue’s business
-UNICO Bloomfield Millie Grazie Award – 2011
“A Thousand Thanks” for helping to foster the image of Italian Americans
through positive programs as well as confronting the negative, and having shown
themselves to be friends of the Italian American community.
-Columbus Day Celebration 2010 Italian-American Man-of-the-Year
“New Jersey Columbus Day Parade & Italian Heritage Celebration”
Resolutions Honoring Robert Cozzarelli, AIA: New Jersey General Assembly;
Essex County Freeholders; and Township of Belleville.
-John I. Crecco Foundation Community Service Award 2010
“Improving Health & Enriching Lives” as a Citizen Architect to Society”
-AIA New Jersey 2009 Architect-of-the-Year Award
“AIA-NJ’s Most Prestigious State Honor Award/Medal for Professional,
Technical and Personal Accomplishments as an Architect.”
-NJIT 2008 Alumni Association Achievement Honor Roll Medal
“Exemplifying Leadership in Architecture, Planning and Design.” This award is
given by the New Jersey Institute of Technology Alumni.
-AIA Newark & Suburban Architects 2006 Herman C. Litwack, FAIA
Distinguished Service Award
“AIA-N&S Most Prestigious Service Award, at the Local AIA Section”
-AIA New Jersey 2005 Distinguished Service Award
“AIA-NJ’s Most Prestigious State Honor Award for Service to AIA”
-Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Medal 1997
“Service Above Self”

Design Awards
-Top 10 New Jersey Wedding Venues – NJ Events: Best of NJ Events - 2015
“Number 1 Choice: Park Savoy”
“Number 4 Choice: Nanina’s-In-The-Park”
-Motorcycle Mall Belleville New Jersey – 2011 New Jersey Planning Officials
“Achievement in Planning and Design”
-Published 2006: “Dream Homes Metro New York”
“An Exclusive Showcase of New York’s
Finest Architects, Designers and Builders”
-Nanina’s-In-The-Park – North Jersey Builders Association
“Best Alteration/Addition” 1989
-Gold’s Gym Belleville
“Best Interior Gold’s Gym United States” – 1992
-Gold’s Gym Whippany
“Honorable Mention Best Interior United States” – 1997
-World Gym Super Club Rockaway
“Best New World Gym United States” – 1998

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