Robert J. Scialla is the founder and principal of Scialla
and Associates, Inc. Robert has been a licensed
architect since 1971. He is N.C.A.R.B. certified, that is
he is registered nationally. Robert is presently licensed to
practice architecture in New York, New Jersey, and
Connecticut. He is a member of the American Institute of
Architects. He has served as a professional expert before
many municipal planning boards.
Robert graduated first in his class from "The Cooper Union" in New York City in 1963. He graduated with honors, and earned a "Professional Degree" in architecture from Columbia University in 1971. He has obtained additional certificates from Northeastern University, in Management, and Harvard University, in Design of Urban Waterfront Facilities.
During Robert's thirty-plus year professional career, he gained extensive experience in large public projects while employed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. During his association with the Port Authority, Robert advanced from an entry-level position through the ranks to hold the key position of "Resident Architect" of the ill-fated World Trade Center. In that capacity, Robert was responsible for architectural and related matters on all construction projects, and design of Port Authority improvement projects.
Robert has also been involved in the private sector. He had the unique authorization to practice privately while employed by the Port Authority. After leaving the Port Authority, he held the position of lead architect for several years in a 30-person New Jersey architectural firm.
Subsequently, in 1993, Robert formed his present architectual firm. As a result of his private practice experience, and wide ranging experiences with the Port Authority, Robert has extensive knowledge of many facets of architecture and related matters including, construction, space planning, management and coordination with other design professions. His career has permitted him to combine the technical expertise of an architect with, somewhat uniquely, management and marketing on the business side.
Robert and his wife, Joan reside in Brookside, New Jersey. They have three grown children. Joan is a graduate of Wagner College on Staten Island, and granddaughter of the founder, Doctor Reverend Frederick Sutter:; Maria teaches special education at Mendham High School; Carlo is a free-lance cinematographer; Gina is an investmant banker on Wall Street; and Adam, Robert's grandson, works with the firm.