With more than 25 years of architectural experience, Vito Picicci brings a wealth of first-hand industry knowledge, insight, and acumen to Sheridan’s Architectural Technology programs. Throughout his career, Vito has been a project architect, senior project manager, and co-founder & vice-president of an ancillary technology related company serving the architectural community.
Vito has worked on many building types, in industries such as health care, aerospace, education, casino, corrections, hospitality, industrial, commercial/retail, historical preservation, long-term care and residential (low, mid & high-rise) – experience that he applies directly to his teaching at Sheridan.
He began his architectural career working at ARCOP in Toronto, as part of the team responsible for performing-arts building designs that included the Canadian Opera Company’s Tanenbaum Opera Centre and renovations to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Vito then worked at Page + Steele Architects, gaining experience in residential high-rise development, retail, and educational sector buildings that he carried over into the next phase of his professional career.
While at Moffat Kinoshita Architects, Vito worked on major projects such the Correctional Services Canada Fenbrook Institution, a medium-security prison in Gravenhurst, Ontario, the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, Ontario (in joint venture with Architects Crang & Boake & Cannon Designs), and the Joseph S. Stauffer Library, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario (in joint venture with KPMB Architects). Other project experience while at MKA included the Bio-safety Lab Level 4 - BSL4 lab for Health Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Mimico Detention Centre in Toronto, the Great Blue Heron Charity Casino in Port Perry, Ontario, and Macassa Lodge Seniors Residences in Hamilton, Ontario.
Vito then joined Chamberlain Architect Services, where he applied his experience on hospitality, commercial and government sector projects. While at Chamberlain, he acted as project architect on the Town of The Blue Mountains New Town Hall project in Thornbury, Ontario, which received LEED GOLD certification and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Sustainable Communities Award – Brownfield category.
He is now committed to the challenge of imparting his breadth of knowledge and experience throughout the Architectural Technology program at Sheridan towards a creative and technically true architecture.