PAUL A. CASTRUCCI, ARCHITECT
Mr. Castrucci is a registered architect in New York City with over thirty years of experience in sustainable practices with a focus on residential buildings, arts facilities and community centers.
His entire body of work reflects a personal commitment to sustainability in design and construction. The materials and building systems he employs are selected for their low environmental impact and maximum energy efficiency. His belief is that buildings can employ both passive and active strategies to generate energy and significantly reduce energy use. His projects typically incorporate systems like passive and active solar heating, geothermal heating and cooling, photovoltaic electricity generation and schemes for natural day lighting and ventilation.
Mr. Castrucci's work also reflects a strong sense of social responsibility. The design of each of his projects reflects the culture in which it is situated. While engaged in the life of a neighborhood, he shapes structures that are sympathetic in aesthetics and scale to surrounding structures. He has designed and renovated over a thousand dwelling units throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan, many designed specifically for low income residents and the homeless.
In addition, Mr. Castrucci is an accomplished curator, sculptor and blacksmith. He previously served as the director and curator of the Lower East Side art spaces: A & P and Bullet. His sculptures have been exhibited at the Dia Art Center, Franklin Furnace and Exit Art. He completed a large-scale public art installation "Tower/Icons/Wall" at Creative Time's series "Art on the Beach" in 1988. He has custom designed and fabricated steel elements for installation within several of his architecture projects.
Mr. Castrucci holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from New York Institute of Technology. He has received support grants and awards from the AIA New York Chapter, Passive House institute in the US, New York State Council on the Arts, Creative Time, Art on the Beach and Public Art Fund.