Robert Narracci joined Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in 1989. He is currently Project Manager and Senior Designer for a 1.4M sf corporate headquarters and 350,000 sf Hospitality Complex for American Airlines in Dallas, Texas. He is also currently Project Manager and Senior Designer for a 55,000 sqm office building for COIMA in Milan, Italy.
He recently completed the 600,000 sf McKinney & Olive office tower for Crescent Realty in Dallas, Texas, and the 46,000 sqm Sofia office/residential tower for ODG in Monterrey, Mexico. He was a Project Manager and Senior Designer for MGM’s ARIA Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The project included planning and exterior design for a 4M sf, 4,000-room hotel, a convention center, a 250,000 sf pool, a spa, casino and restaurants. Mr. Narracci worked as Project Manager and Senior Designer for Porta Nuova, a 23-acre mixed-use development in Milan, Italy. Pelli Clarke Architects designed the Master Plan for the project and has completed 760,000 sf of office space for Unicredit and a 645,000 sf podium with retail, restaurants, and parking. Mr. Narracci’s responsibilities included the coordination and planning for the office, residential, retail, and hotel area, much of which straddles a complex underground transportation network. Prior to this, Mr. Narracci served as a Design and Technical Coordinator of curtain walls for the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, a 496,000 sf cultural complex comprised of a concert hall, opera house, and outdoor plaza in Miami, Florida. In addition, Mr. Narracci was a Project Manager and Senior Designer for 1500 Louisiana, a 40-story, 1.2M sf office tower in Houston, Texas. He was also a Project Manager and Senior Designer for Torre BankBoston in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This 29-story, 500,000 sf tower is a prismatic form wrapped with a tartan skin of reflective glass and aluminum. Mr. Narracci was central to implementing BIM and computational design at PCPA and is the director of REACH, PCPA’s comptational design group.
Mr. Narracci has been an instructor at Temple University and Yale University, and a guest critic at Yale University, Rice University, Northeastern University and The Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Narracci was a board member and chair of ArtSpace in New Haven for many years.
Mr. Narracci helped found MakeHaven, New Haven’s first independent, membership supported maker space for artists, craftspeople, entrepreneurs and tinkerers.
Mr. Narracci and his wife Gina have lived in New Haven for several decades and have spent the last decade carefully restoring the 1895 Moritz Spier House designed by architects Brown and Von Beren in East Rock.
The Narraccis are actively involved in helping perpetuate and maintain New Haven’s various dog parks where they enjoy taking their white shepherd Phoebe.