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AIA New Jersey has a New Fellow…Congratulations, Robert Cozzarelli, FAIA!

On February 15, 2019, the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors and College of Fellows notified AIA NJ Past President and Regional Director Robert Cozzarelli that his notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture have resulted in his elevation to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects.

Mr. Cozzarelli is an award-winning architect and planner with over 30 years of professional experience. He specializes in educational, recreational, institutional and residential design for federal, state, municipal and private-sector clients. A principal of both Nutley-based Cozzarelli-Cirminiello Architects and Bertone Cozzarelli Healthcare Architects, the latter of which specializes in designing long-term care facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes, Bob was recently appointed to also serve on the NJ State Board of Architects for a term ending in 2020.

Over the course of his decades-long AIA-NJ membership, Mr. Cozzarelli has earned many accolades, including his award as AIA-NJ Architect of the Year in 2009 and his 2005 Distinguished Service honor. Other awards include the UNICO Millie Grazie Award for his pro-bono services throughout the state, and his recognition as Columbus Day & Celebration Italian-American Man-of-the-Year. In 2008, he received an Honor Roll Medallion from NJIT Alumni for exemplifying leadership in architecture, planning and design.

Mr. Cozzarelli is a member and past president of of AIA Newark and Suburban Architects, one of AIA-NJ’s six local sections, and founded AIA-N&S’s popular CANstruction event, the charitable design competition the organization arranges each fall. He earned his bachelor of architecture degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Architecture and is a licensed architect in four states. Bob is well liked and respected by his peers, clients and the community. He has served the industry for most of his professional life. Bob is notably generous, humble and available to support and assist his peers at first request. AIA NJ extends our sincere congratulations to a most deserving architect!

Mr. Cozzarelli will receive his Fellowship medal during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ceremony will be held on Friday, June 7th, 2019, at the Smith Center for Performing Arts. Additionally, AIA NJ will hold a reception at the conference in his honor and all AIA New Jersey members are invited to attend. Details to follow.

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