Robert Mitchell has been a designer, builder, and architect with more than 30 years experience in the field. During this time he has been an expert in fire station design, solar and energy conservation design, and has had numerous articles in technical and popular publications, conference presentations, and award-winning buildings. He has also been a builder gaining firsthand experience with the planning and building of more than 50 projects.
Since 1993, Mr. Mitchell has focused almost exclusively on public safety facilities . He has been part of designing, building, evaluating or renovating over 110 projects involving over 160 emergency services facilities throughout the Northeastern Seaboard, Missouri, Texas and Alaska. He has completed more than 50 feasibility studies evaluating renovations and additions versus building new, and is the author of the chapter on fire station renovation and additions for the fire station design handbook published by the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Mr. Mitchell is highly experienced in all aspects of the firematic design process, including feasibility studies, financial planning, programming and project design, probable construction cost estimating, value engineering, financial analysis, contract documents, bidding, contract negotiations and construction administration.
Mr. Mitchell has sat on the boards of the Eastern New York Solar Energy Society, the Albany County Weatherization Program and the Albany County Rural Housing Alliance. He has been a member of the American Solar Energy Society, the National Association of Home Builders, Society, the American Society of Testing Methods (ASTM), the Air Pollution Control Association (APCA), and the Cooperative Self-Reliance Task Force. In 1969, he founded TAP, Inc., a not-for-profit advocacy planning agency in Troy, New York which is still providing support to the community in development, renovation, and design.
Mr. Mitchell's work combines his long term interest in design, building, public safety, and energy conservation in order to provide clients a full range of services that are sensitive to their needs and that provide a deep understanding of the building process. He has a Bachelor of Science in Building Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York.
- Registered Architect; Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
Affiliations (current and former)
- Air Pollution Control Association (APCA)
- American Institute of Architects (AIA)
- American Society of Testing Methods (ASTM)
- American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
- United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
- International Code Council (ICC)
- International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
- National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
- Architectural design
- Fire Stations/Public Safety/Police/Training/Emergency Response Facilities
- Medical/Health Residential
- Construction management
- Emergency Response Facilities
- Analytical research
- Energy Conservation
- Cost evaluations of various conservation measures
- Solar Energy Design
- Energy Audits
- Renovation/Adaptive reuse
- Proformas/Budgeting/Market analsis
- Estimating/Project Costing
Peter Signorelli joined Mitchell Associates in 2010. As a LEED accredited professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects and US Green Building Council, Mr. Signorelli shares the firm’s expertise and interest in energy-smart building. He is familiar with all aspects of the design and construction process, including estimating and project costing, design, specification writing, computer renderings, and coordination with engineering consultants, owners, and contractors.
In addition to his work with Mitchell Associates in public safety building design, Mr. Signorelli has 19 years experience as a licensed architect and 34 years in the design field.
His architectural design and construction administration experience has included police, corrections, maintenance, garage, and ambulance facilities, as well as commercial and education buildings. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Architecture in Troy, New York.
Licenses & Affiliations
- Registered Architect, New York State
- LEED AP V2.2, New Construction
- LEED AP V3.0, Building Design + Construction
- American Institute of Architects
- US Green Building Council