Leadership

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NCA is a full-service architectural firm. Our professionals work in a studio environment and produce innovative and sustainable design solutions. Each project is assigned to one of the firm’s principals who oversees continuity and quality and maintains personal client relations throughout the process. Everyone who works at NCA plays a critical role in our creative community. Each of our 30 employees contributes their unique voice and talents for successful project execution.

NCA Principals

J.Michael Abbott

J. MICHAEL ABBOTT, AIA, CNU-A, APA

J. Michael Abbott, AIA, CNU-A, APA brings over 30 years of experience to the firm. His leadership has been marked by an abiding interest in historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects. His diverse experience includes working with many buildings listed on the National Register, adaptive reuse studies that incorporate new uses into old structures; and historic research that has led to the reconstruction of missing historic elements and structures.

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Synfoni Bailey Green

SYNFONI BAILEY-GREEN, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Synfoni Bailey-Green, AIA, LEED AP BD+C joined NCA in 2001. She earned a B. Arch from Hampton University and is licensed to practice in Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. She was recently the Project Manager for the East Bay Community Health Center in Newport, Rhode Island. The project earned the 2014 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award. Her community work includes CANstruction, an AIA Washington, D.C. outreach event.

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Jeff Bianco

JEFFREY DALE BIANCO, AIA

Jeffrey Dale Bianco, AIA specializes in the renovation of public and private schools, universities, municipal buildings and national landmarks. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Architecture from the City College of New York. Jeff is a qualified Historic Architect per the United States Department of the Interiors and National Park Service guidelines.

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Sean Donadio

SEAN DONADIO, AIA

Sean Donadio, AIA joined NCA in 1997. He earned a B. Arch from Roger Williams University and taught Architectural Design Studio at RWU for two years. He is licensed to practice in Connecticut. Donadio was recently the Project Manager for the Glastonbury Riverfront Park Boathouse in Glastonbury, Conn. The recreational project earned the 2014 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award. Donadio’s community work includes Chairperson of CANstruction, an AIA Conn. outreach event.

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Glenn Gardiner

GLENN GARDINER, AIA, LEED AP

Glenn Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP brings over 30 years of experience and specializes in sustainable design for education, transportation, institutional, and residential clients. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois and an M. Arch. from Miami University.

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Ray Giolitto

RAYMOND A. GIOLITTO, AIA, LEED AP

Ray Giolitto’s excellent organizational and management skills for complex projects have contributed to the success of his buildings. Ray has worked on the restoration of the Connecticut State Capitol Building and has designed many schools, colleges, municipal and state agency projects, not to mention various criminal justice facilities valued at over $150 million.

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JOHN GROSVENOR, AIA

JOHN GROSVENOR, AIA

John K. Grosvenor, AIA has practiced architecture for over 30 years. He is recognized for designing within the historical context and his projects range from large scale adaptive reuse to sensitive new construction. He obtained a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Kenyon College and a M. Arch from Miami University.

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Dan Kawsniewski

DAN KWASNIEWSKI, AIA

Dan Kwasniewski, AIA joined NCA in 2001. He earned a B.S in Architecture from Roger Williams University. He taught first year and third year design studio at RWU for 15 years. He is licensed to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York. Kwasniewski recently worked as the Project Manager for the Cliffside Inn in Newport, R.I. This boutique hotel project earned the 2014 Doris Duke Award. His community work includes volunteering for the Newport, R.I. Building Code Board of Review.

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John Scheib

JOHN D. SCHEIB, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

John D. Scheib, Jr. AIA, LEED AP BD+C joined NCA in 2008. He earned a B. Arch from Oklahoma State University. He is licensed to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Scheib was recently the Project Manager for the Regional 18 School District Lyme/Old Lyme High School in Old Lyme, Conn. This addition and renovation project earned the 2014 AIA RI Educational Facilities Design Award. He is the Hartford, Conn. Chapter Chairperson of the ACE Mentor Program, which is a national program that provides career direction to high school students in the fields of Architecture, Construction and Engineering and was selected to speak about designing learning environments for the 2013 AIA CAE Conference.

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Andrea Torizzo

ANDREA T. BARANYK, AIA, LEED Green Associate

Andrea T. Baranyk, AIA, LEED Green Associate joined NCA in 2011. She earned a B.S. in Historic Preservation and a B. Arch from Roger Williams University. She is licensed to practice in Connecticut and Rhode Island and is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Andrea recently served as the Project Manager for the Micro Lofts at The Arcade Providence in Providence, R.I. This innovative adaptive reuse project earned seven awards including the 2015 Congress for New Urbanism Award, 2014 National Trust for Historic Preservation Award, and the 2013 AIA R.I. Award. Her community work includes Team Captain of CANstruction, an AIA RI Chapter outreach event.

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