Bridgeport, CT, Jan. 15, 2008

Antinozzi Associates announced today that F. Michael Ayles, AIA and Paul Lisi, RA, have been named principals in the Bridgeport-based architectural and interior design firm.

Ayles has been a member of the Antinozzi team since 1994, when he joined as an architectural intern. Since then, he has worked as Project Architect, Project Manager and Director of Operations. Currently, Mr. Ayles holds the position of Director of Business Development.

Ayles received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. He is an active member of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA/CT), Founder/Member of the AIA/CT Emerging Architectural Community (EAC), and the Board of Directors for the ACE Mentor Program in Connecticut, among other organizations. Nationally, Ayles currently serves as Chairman of the Advisory Group for the AIA Committee on Leadership Education.

Lisi started his career in architecture at Antinozzi Associates as an intern in 1990. He held the previous positions of Project Architect and Project Manager. Mr. Lisi now holds the position of Architectural Studio Director.

Lisi received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology. Since then, he has worked on a number of major assignments in Connecticut for Antinozzi Associates, including projects for People’s Bank, the Stratford Fire Headquarters, North End Elementary School in Bridgeport, Scotts Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield, and, among many others, Spring Glen Elementary School in Hamden.

“Since Michael and Paul joined our firm they have grown into architects with tremendous vision, creativity and a unique ability to translate a client’s ideas into concrete, cost-effective designs, said Paul Antinozzi, president of the firm. “These guys are continually exploring new ways to approach building design, use of technology, staff development and business operations. They have helped our firm grow and have become a major part of our expansion. I am very pleased they will now be partners as we continue to expand.”

Article by Michael J. London