Prior to entering private practice Mr. D'Amore worked in construction, in the offices of several architects in New York City and Providence, RI, and in the planning department of the City of Mount Vernon. Positions and responsibilities were:

  • Melrose Construction, Cranston, RI; apprentice carpenter, two houses, one office building.
  • Ulrich Franzen and Associates, Architects, NYC, NY; staff architect on high rise office buildings, industrial buildings and a visitor center.
  • Wids DeLaCour, Architect, Brooklyn, NY; designer and project architect for commercial and residential buildings, including renovations in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District.
  • City Planning Department, Mount Vernon, NY; staff urban designer on: Plan to cover the New Haven Railroad Cut in the CBD, Neighborhood stabilization surveys and preservation studies, Urban Mass Transportation Administration and Economic Development Administration Grant Applications.


  • Registration: NY, CT, NJ, MD & PA, NCARB Certificate Holder
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • M.S. Urban Design, Pratt Institute, New York
  • Bach. Architecture, Pratt Institute, New York
  • 2003 President, Westchester Mid-Hudson Chapter, American Institute of Architects
  • 2007 Vice President, NY State American Institute of Architects
  • Guest Lecturer, SUNY Purchase, Urban Studies Department
  • Guest Critic, Graduate Program, Urban Design, Pratt Institute
  • Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Mount Vernon Board of Architectural Review, 1978-1988
  • Harrison Board of Architectural Review, 1989-1993
  • Past President, Mount Vernon Lions Club
  • United Way of Mount Vernon, Business Donations Chairman
  • Secretary Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, National Eagle Scout Association


  • Citation, Westchester Chapter American Institute of Architects
    Community Design Awards Program, for Yonkers, NY, Rubin Paints Building
  • Citation, Westchester Chapter American Institute of Architects
    Community Design Awards Program, for Mount Vernon, NY Facade Improvement Program
  • Design Award, New York State Horticultural Society for park design at Park Place Studio,
    Bronxville, NY.
  • Design Award, Westchester Municipal Planning Federation, for Star Canyon Restaurant,
    Fleetwood, NY.
  • Presenter, Preserving Community Character Conference, Westchester County Planning
    Department Conference.

D'Amore Design Studio Architects & Planners, AIA.

136 Stevens Avenue
Mount Vernon, New York 10550

Phone: 914.667.5321
Fax: 914.667.5304