AIA, LEED AP
Joe Celentano is a VMDO Principal and the Studio Leader of Athletics + Community with over 30 years of architectural experience. His body of work reflects his acute interest in the craft of building and his understanding how each part of a structure contributes to an integrated design. Joe’s varied experience and deeply involved approach produce creative designs that are well-informed and functionally sound—and where the aesthetic of each component fits appropriately within its surrounding context.
Joe has designed a multitude of award-winning projects which have been recognized by the American Institute of Architects, American School & University, and the Virginia School Boards Association. His designs are influenced in part by his intensive study abroad where he was exposed to a broad range of international architectural styles. Joe’s work also speaks to his experience with cabinet making and carpentry, a background where he developed his sense of craftsmanship and awareness that the final product is more than the sum of its parts.
Bachelor of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1982
Bachelor of Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1981
Foreign Study, Pratt Institute, Rome, Italy, 1981