Bologna - Italy    23 - 27 / 09 / 2024

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Cersaie 2022: Conferences and Seminars
Handel Architects Talk: "Large Scale Sustainable Design"

MON 26 September - 4,00 p.m.
Archincont(r)act - Gall. 21-22


Discussion will focus on sustainability and sustainable developments, the importance of balance between the environment, equity and economy, and where and how Architects and Designers fit in a circular economy.
Examples of sustainable buildings will be presented as well as a brief look at Passive House design concepts for multi-story buildings, applied to building energy conservation goals and health and well-being objectives.
Challenges and lessons learned will be examined, and participants will learn how these have been applied and incorporated into the design of the external envelope, indoor air quality and HVAC systems, and how total energy demand is reduced in very large buildings. 


Antonio Donofrio More

Antonio Donofrio

Principal at Handel Architects

Biographical notes
Antonio Donofrio is a Principal at Handel Architects, which he joined in 2004. He has over 30 years of experience as an architect in New York City, designing and managing a variety of project types, including public facilities, office buildings, hotels, residential buildings, and educational facilities.

Since 2006, Mr. Donofrio has served as Project Manager for Handel Architects’ work in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. Beginning with a 22-acre master plan, Mr. Donofrio has completed more than 2 million square feet and 2,000 dwelling units in this development, which includes low-income and market-rate housing, retail, parking and plans for a new K-8 school. In addition, Mr. Donofrio has completed overseen the design and construction of 3 residential buildings for the Related Companies in Roosevelt Island and the Upper East side of Manhattan.

Mr. Donofrio was the Senior Architect on the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Natatorium & Ice Rink in Queens, designed for the NYC Parks Department, which has received awards from AIA New York State and the Society of American Registered Architects New York. Mr. Donofrio also recently completed the Parks Department’s new Idlewild Nature Center, located in city parkland in Queens.

Prior to joining Handel Architects, Mr. Donofrio was a Senior Associate with Swanke Hayden Connell Architects (SHCA) where he oversaw a staff of 25 architects and interior designers and chaired the Green Buildings Committee. He was Project Architect for several of the firm’s large-scale New York City projects including 320 Park Avenue for Mutual of America, Atlantic Terminal and 9 Metrotech Center in Brooklyn for Forest City Ratner, P.S. 263 in Queens, and the Campiello Collection in Chelsea for El-AD. He was also Project Architect for the renovation of the Nassau County Public Safety Center, and University of Rochester Medical Laboratory Buildings, with Perkins and Will Architects.

Mr. Donofrio holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from City College of New York. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the US Green Building Council, and the Architectural Leadership Committee of the New York Building Congress. Mr. Donofrio is a licensed architect in New York State.