Ralph Giammatteo, AIA

Mr. Ralph Giammatteo brings twenty-nine years of experience in master planning, base building architecture, architectural space planning, and project management. Clients have included a wide variety of educational, corporate, ecclesiastical, and institutional organizations as well as numerous residential clients. His responsibilities have ranged from project architect and project manager to the head of design, responsible for design, management, scheduling, and budgeting of architecture projects from site selection and master planning through construction administration. Activities also include contract administration, marketing, and recruitment.

Mr. Giammatteo received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Maryland School of Architecture and a Master of Architecture from Yale University School of Architecture.

Mr. Giammatteo has also served as guest design juror for the following universities and institutions: The Harvard University Design School, Catholic University, University of Maryland, Howard University, The Architectural Woodwork Institute, and Associated Builders & Contractors Design Awards Program.

Mr. Giammatteo’s work has been featured in numerous local papers and magazines as well as many national and international architectural and design magazines. As a total, projects he has worked on have won over twenty national and local AIA awards and citations as well as special category awards.

From 1997 on Mr. Giammatteo has worked almost exclusively on educational projects (universities and private schools), and ecclesiastical projects (church and church schools). University work includes many Maryland System Schools, such as the University of Maryland College Park, University of Baltimore, Coppin State University, Frostburg State University, Bowie State University, The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, University of Maryland University College, and The University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Other University work of note includes The Montgomery College Takoma Park Campus, United States Naval Academy, The US Fish & Wildlife National Education & Training Center, Georgetown University, The George Washington University, and Loyola University in New Orleans, LA. Some of his private school work includes: The Bullis School, The Jefferson School, The Washington Very Special Arts Academy, The Auto Arts Academy, and DC Preparatory Academy. Additionally, Mr. Giammatteo’s recent church and church school work consists of: Prison Fellowship Ministries, Reston Bible Church and School, Bethlehem Batpist Church & Academy, The Community Church and School, Potomac Baptist Church and School, and Trinity Episcopal Church.

After graduation, Mr. Giammatteo spent a number of years working with local architects on numerous commercial office-building projects throughout the Washington DC area, including Maryland, Virginia, New York, and Connecticut. These buildings ranged in size from 1.3 and 1.2 million gross square feet to 30 and 40 thousand gross square feet. Four of these buildings alone are located on Washington DC’s, “Avenue of the Presidents”, Pennsylvania Avenue and include: Market Square across from the Archives Building, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, next door to the FBI Building, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, and The National Permanent Office Building.

From 1980 to 1984 Mr. Giammatteo was in private practice and spent three of those years teaching at the University of Maryland School of Architecture where he taught Architectural Design Studio (3rd year design, 4th year design and thesis design studios), Architectural Theory, and Architectural Drawing. During that period, Mr. Giammatteo’s private practice work, with his partner, consisted primarily of residential clients with the addition of some commercial, retail, and institutional work. His residential client list has ranged from projects with budgets in the three to four million-dollar range to additions with budgets as low as $50,000.




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