Robert A. Petito Jr., AIA, Architect
Mr. Petito has over thirty years experience in architecture, adaptive use, rehabilitation and restoration projects, and preservation planning and has worked for well known architectural and preservation firms including John Milner Associates in Philadelphia, PA, Mesick Cohen Waite Architects and John G. Waite Associates, Architects in Albany, NY, where he was a principal in the latter firm.
Mr. Petito brings to the field of historical architectural work a keen interest in historic and existing buildings, and the challenges faced in reusing existing buildings for new uses. He has experience working with historic review agencies in balancing issues between project goals and preservation objectives.
A “hands-on” architect, Mr. Petito is interested in the making of buildings, and construction and archaic building technology, and has a great appreciation for the work of often anonymous crafts and trades persons whose skill and workmanship can often only be recognized by tooling marks or hand craftsmanship.
1981 M. Arch., University of Pennsylvania
1976 -1978, Pratt Institute, School of Architecture
1972 B. Arch., Princeton University
Registered Architect in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York
American Institute of Architects
Society of Architectural Historians
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Association for Preservation Technology, Delaware Valley Chapter
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Member, Board of Trustees, Awbury Arboretum Association
Member, Board of Trustees, Schenectady Heritage Foundation
Member, Board of Trustees, Schenectady County Historical Society