Joseph J Pirrone
AIA; San Francisco Studio
Where did you go to school?
Kent State University, BS-Industrial Design State University of New York at Buffalo, Master of Architecture
What do you do at RMW?
Snr. Project Architect working primarily with the interiors group from lending a seasoned eye to design, managing direct client relations and all the way through permitting the project through the public agency process.
What do you like about the firm?
That we set our standards high yet everyone is without ego.
What do you do outside the firm?
Mostly act like a kid with my precocious 13 year old son Nick, and 15 year old brooding teen Jack. I also like to get on my road bike and enjoy the beauty of the Bay Area at 15 miles an hour.
Why did you decide to go into architecture/interior design?
When I was seven, my family built an addition to our modest ranch home in buffalo, NY and I was enthralled by the process of design, I even submitted my own addition plans to the contractor and he thought it actually was buildable, but of course, over budget. From that time on, I knew that was what I wanted to do for my life’s work.
What is your favorite building or space?
In the US, The La Jolla Institute, which embodies Louis Khan’s notion of served and servant space to its purest sense.