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Anthony Romeo 
Dale Laurin


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Program Director, Culturals / Parks Program
New York City Department of Design + Construction

Anthony Romeo, AIA

Anthony C. Romeo has over 30 years of professional practice including design and project management for Der Scutt Architect, and William Bodouva & Associates, with whom he designed the award-winning USAir Terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport. He was also co-founder and design principal of Urbane Architects, P.C., an employee-owned architectural firm. In his current position as Program Director of DDC’s Culturals and Parks Program, his duties include working with the Parks Department to repair and replace boardwalks and service facilities destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Previously he was the Deputy Director of Facilities Management for the Queens Borough Public Library system. He attended the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from New York Institute of Technology. He is registered in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Mr. Romeo is grateful to have studied Aesthetic Realism with its founder, Eli Siegel, in 1978, and to continue his studies with the Chairman of Education, Ellen Reiss.

As an Aesthetic Realism associate, he's given papers in public seminars, including on the life and work of architects Frank Gehry, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Gerrit Rietveld, Louis Kahn, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Andrea Palladio, Sir Christopher Wren, and others. These papers have been given as well in the talk series “Architecture and You,” presented with his colleague Dale Laurin at numerous public libraries throughout the NYC metropolitan region for over eight years.

“Architecture and You” is also the title of a class for young people — based on Aesthetic Realism principles — that he has taught at the Children’s Aid Society and at P.S. 41 in Manhattan. He currently teaches architectural history as an adjunct assistant professor at CUNY’s College of Technology.


Art Talk: Gerrit Rietveld's Red and Blue Chair & What I Learned about Rest and Motion