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ROBERT H. CANIZARO, FAIA

Personal Data

Date of Birth: December 24, 1938;
Place of Birth: Jackson, Mississippi;
Marital Status: Married, 2 Children;
Parents: Deceased, James T. Canizaro, Architect, Helene Host Canizaro, Artist.

Education

Masters Program University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA - 1963;
Bachelor of Architecture University of Notre Dame South Bend IN - 1962;
Physics I, II Paper Making Figure Drawing Millsaps College Jackson, MS - 1958,1978,2003;
Drawing Mixed Media Tougaloo College Tougaloo, MS - 2004;
Photography Workshop Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, DC - 1967;
Primary & Secondary Education: Parochial School, Jackson, Mississippi - 1945-57.

Travel

Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, USA, Vietnam.

Professional Registrations

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards #8720;
Mississippi #825;
Alabama #1749 inactive;
Virginia #2472 inactive;
Illinois #001-013309 inactive.

Professional Membership

Tau Beta pi: Member - 1961 to Present;
Tau Sigma Delta: Member - 1961 to Present;
American Institute of Architects: Associate Member - 1966-1969 Corporate Member - 1969 to Present Elevated to Fellowship - 1993;
Mississippi Chapter American Institute of Architects: Member - 1970 to Present President, 1984 1st Vice-President, 1983 2nd Vice-President, 1982 Director, 1981;
Advisory Committee, Mississippi State University, School of Architecture: Member - 1981, 1985, 1990, 1999;
Architectural Foundation: Member, 1985 to Present Founder, 1984 Trustee, 1985;
AIA National Committee on Design: Appointed Member - 1985 to Present;
Mississippi State University Community Design Center: Board Member 2005.

Practice Experience

1999 to present
Principal in the Firm
Canizaro Cawthon Davis Jackson MS
Responsibilities: Marketing, Management, Project Design and Project Management (Commercial, Residential, Industrial, Government, Religious);

1972 to 1999
Principal in the Firm
Canizaro Trigiani Architects - A Professional Association Jackson, MS
Responsibilities: Marketing, Management, Personnel, Project Design and Project Management (Commercial, Residential, Industrial, Government, Medical, Educational, Religious);

1970 - 1972
Designer/Project Manager
James T. Canizaro, Architect Jackson, MS
Responsibilities: Marketing, Project Design, Project Management, Project Production (Medical Residential, Educational, Religious);

1965 - 1970
Designer
Ward & Hall Associates Springfield, VA
Responsibilities: Project Design, Production and Marketing (Religious, Residential, Commercial) Organized an owner participation art project for a Lutheran congregation in Falls Church, VA;

1963 - 1964
Designer
Kahn & Jacobs Architects New York City, NY
Responsibilities: Project Design and Project Production (Medical, Commercial, Office Interiors).

Teaching

Design Jury/Pella Prize: Mississippi State University Starkville, MS, 1981;
Design Jury/Vertical Studio: Mississippi State University Starkville, MS, 1988;
Archfest '85: Served as team leader of a team of architectural students, professors, and alumni whose mission it was to design an "affordable Mississippi House" Mississippi State University Starkville, MS, 1985;
Adjunct Faculty Fifth Year Program: Mississippi State University Jackson, MS, 1983 2000;
Design Jury/Thesis: Mississippi State University Starkville, MS, 1982 1997;
Professional Enrichment Seminar: Created an Intern Program for Architectural Students Mississippi State University Jackson, MS, 1982;
Designing in a Classroom: Organized and directed a class for high school students interested in architecture, Lanier High School, Jackson Public Schools Jackson, MS, 1972;
Design Jury 3rd Year: Howard University Washington, D.C., 1967.

Exhibitions

"Drawings and Paintings of Italy": Canizaro/Canonici/Davis/Pennybaker Pennybaker Gallery Jackson MS - 2003, 2004;
"Abstract work of Canizaro/Canizaro/Pennybaker": Pennybaker Gallery Jackson MS - 2002;
"The Work of Canizaro Trigiani Architects": Mississippi State School of Architecture Jackson Center Jackson MS - 1998;
"One Man Show - Silk Screen Prints": Jackson Municipal Art Gallery Jackson, MS, 1964.

Awards

Tau Sigma Delta Silver Metal For Distinction in Architecture Mississippi State University 2002;
Honor Citation Mississippi Chapter American Institute of Architects Childrens Hospital (Blair E. Batson) 1999;
Honor Citation Mississippi Chapter American Institute of Architects Alamo Theater 1998;
Honor Citation Mississippi Chapter American Institute of Architects Jackson Academy 1996;
Honor Citation and Membership Award Mississippi Chapter American Institute of Architects School of Forest Resources 1993;
Honor Citation Mississippi Chapter American Institute of Architects Departure Canopy, Jackson International Airport 1993;
Honor Citation Mississippi Chapter American Institute of Architects Hinds County Courthouse 1989;
Honor Citation Mississippi Chapter American Institute of Architects Millsaps Buie House 1989;
Societies' Award of Merit Mississippi Historical Society Millsaps Buie House 1988;
Admitted to College of Fellows American Institute of Architects 1987;
Grand Prize Mississippi Chapter American Institute of Architects Fantasy House Competition 1986;
Design Honor Award Mississippi Chapter American Institute of Architects Eastover Corporate Offices 1984;
Design Honor Citation Mississippi Chapter American Institute of Architects Draper Residence 1983;
Design Honor Awards Mississippi Chapter American Institute of Architects Peoples Bank Renovation 1982;
Special Award Historic Restoration Award Mississippi Chapter American Institute of Architects Peoples Bank Building Restoration 1982;
Community Leaders Award Jackson Public Schools 1978;
AIA Medal University of Notre Dame 1962;
Graduated with Honors University of Notre Dame 1962.

Civic / Religious Involvement

Mississippi Arts Commission: Grant Review Panel Building Fund For the Arts 2002,2003;
Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee: Central Mississippi Planning and Development District Member - 1997 to Present;
Mississippi Committee, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Member - 1993, 1994, 1995;
Habitat for Humanity: Board Member - 1980 to Present;
Leadership Jackson: Class of 1991-1992, Member of the Board of Directors 2001 - 2004;
Mississippi Art Association: Member 1970-1979, Search Committee - 1976, Chairman, Long Range Planning Committee - 1975, Board Member 1973-1977, Co-Chairman of Works on Paper - 1971, Volunteer - 1970-1973;
Mississippi Museum of Art: Member 1979 to Present, Member, Committee on Children's Museum - 1985, Chairman, Committee on Policy - 1984, Chairman, Nominating Committee - 1983, Chairman, Long Range Planning Committee - 1982, Chairman of the Board - 1982-1983, Chairman, Education Committee - 1981, Vice-Chairman - 1981-1982, Board Member - 1979-1984;
Jackson Arts Alliance (Arts Alliance of Jackson/Hinds County): Member 1979 to Present, Arts Center Committee 1998, 1999, Sculpture/Mural Committee - 1985, City Arts Committee Chairman - 1981, Nomination Committee - 1979-1985, Program Committee - 1979-1983, President - 1979, Board Member - 1979-1981, Founder - 1979;
City Spirit (National Endowment for the Art's Grant): Member 1976-1978, President - 1978, Director - 1976;
Friends of the Arts: Member 1980 - 1985, Chairman Advocacy Committee - 1985, Board Member - 1983-1985;
Friends of Craft: Member 1974-1976, 1994;
Mississippi Arts Festival: Volunteer - 1971-1974.

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