Robert Cody, AIA, LEED AP, Partner of Amoia Cody Architecture, Adjunct Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design, had architecture in him from an early age when he started building model cars. At this time, he won a competition for a unique design using parts from ten different models, which beat out competitors more than twice his age. His passion to understand how things work and why they are made this way grew and continues today. He is not just a problem solver, but a designer whose reasoning is a mix of pragmatic understanding through meaningful concepts. Robert worked to get his license immediately after graduating in ’93. He became a regular guest critic and soon after started teaching at the school. He has taught various levels of Design Studio and seminar on Ecological Design. For the past eight years has been teaching Thesis at NYIT. He has worked with notable architects such as Kohn Pedersen Fox and Beckhard Richlan Associates. He continues to practice, to work on competitions, and to study architecture and its effect on its environment and users.
Angela Amoia, Partner of Amoia Cody Architecture and Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, was brought up drawing her surrounds not to record their presence but to send a message, an emotion, about their sense of place. Her family background includes her uncles recognized Italian landscape artists. She was encouraged to study architecture by her parents as a more lucrative profession then drawing or painting. She found herself practicing and teaching architecture in NY since she graduated from Columbia University with her Masters in Advanced Architectural Design in 1994. She has taught various courses at NYIT starting with history, theory, and later design studio since 1996. Angela has also practiced with notable architects such as Kohn Pedersen Fox and TRA Architect. Her role was as Project Manager for projects, which ranged in scale from skyscrapers to large-scale academic facilities and residential loft buildings. Her responsibility have always been to insure the projects were detailed and built per the design intent.