Paul Antinozzi to be Honored

APRIL 2022 – Antinozzi Associates Architecture and Interiors announced today that they will partner with the Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) to honor former President, Paul Antinozzi, AIA Emeritus with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Economic Development in June.

Mr. Antinozzi has transferred full ownership of the firm to Michael Ayles, FAIA, NCARB; Paul Lisi, AIA, BCEO; and Michael LoSasso, AIA, LEED|AP BD+C. The multi-generational architectural firm was founded by Paul’s father Daniel in 1956 and re-located to Bridgeport in 2007 where it has remained the largest architectural and interior design firm in the city.

“My three successors will take Antinozzi Associates to a new level of success. They are a team with the perfect combination of talent and enthusiasm. Their leadership is complemented by a staff of professionals who make the firm a wonderful work environment. I’m confident the future is bright for them, as it is for the City of Bridgeport,” says Paul Antinozzi.

Mr. Antinozzi served on the BRBC’s Board of Directors, on the Board of BRBC Affiliate Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO), as well as on the BRBC’s Economic Development Committee as Co-Chair and he was the catalyst and inspiration for the BRBC’s Quarterly Review of Economic Development. He was, and will continue to be, a staunch supporter of regional leadership and economic development efforts.

“This award offers Antinozzi Associates and the BRBC a most fitting way to recognize the impact that Mr. Antinozzi had within the Bridgeport Region’s economic development arena,” says Michael Ayles, Principal.  “Under Paul’s leadership, the Firm’s culture was built around encouraging staff to actively engage with the communities they serve. This important philosophy allows our team to understand more fully the client’s perspective. All the clients we have worked with over the years were, and are, passionate about providing the best learning, working, and living environments for their clients and communities. The Antinozzi Associates team thrives on delivering the design leadership that makes that happen.”

Dan Onofrio, President & CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council adds, “The BRBC’s Annual Meeting promises to be one of our biggest and most important events of 2022. And, what better way to honor our good friend and long-time Board Member than with this award. We are looking forward to showcasing Paul’s legacy and to turning the spotlight on a whole host of good news about the many exciting economic development initiatives going on throughout our region.”

Check out this BRBC Member Spotlight Video produced approximately eight years ago to see the impact Paul and Antinozzi Associates has had in our region.

The Bridgeport Regional Business Council will hold its Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at The Knowlton, a unique waterfront event venue located at 305 Knowlton Street, Bridgeport.

The focus of this event has traditionally been centered around economic development. This year carries on that tradition and will include a keynote speaker and panel discussion on arts, culture, and tourism as an economic driver for the region.

Further event details will be announced in the coming weeks. Antinozzi Associates  business colleagues can access more information and event registration via this link: BRBC ANNUAL MEETING JUNE 21, 2022.