199 West Road
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
As a tested development professional, Giovanni has a rare combination of experience – that of a licensed design professional and a residential and commercial construction manager. Giovanni blends his passion for history and New Urbanism with an architect’s precise eye for scale and detail and a businessman’s keen sense of execution and bottom line responsibility.
As an implementer of New Urbanism, Giovanni is responsible for architectural design and construction for the noted developer LeylandAlliance, of Tuxedo, New York, and serves as the company’s Town Architect for its traditional neighborhoods. His planning and architectural expertise is bolstered by his extensive field experience as a construction manager. These skills combine to ensure that the neighborhood vision created on paper comes to fruition in the built environment.
Giovanni has been instrumental in establishing successful architectural and builder guilds. His experience includes developing processes to manage the relationship between developer and architect, then architect and builder. In particular, his professional training and field experience has established a foundation in which he can easily relate to various members of the development team, speeding education and understanding of a sometimes complex process.
Giovanni holds degrees in architecture and construction management. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Congress for New Urbanism and recently won an architectural achievement award for the reconstruction of Newburgh’s 1909 West Shore Railroad Station designed by Warren and Wentmore. Giovanni is very involved within his community as a board member of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Foundation, and the Newburgh Preservation Association, all located in Hudson Valley of New York. He is a former member of the City of Newburgh, New York Architectural Review Board, which oversees the largest historic district in New York State.