Mark B. Montalbano, AIA


Mark Montalbano has recently rejoined as Partner with his long time colleague Steve Coppa to open Coppa Montalbano Architects in the spring of 2016. Their relationship dates back to 1999 and the firm’s long history to 1956. (Formally Comerro Coppa Architects)

Mark has extensive experience in multiple public and private sectors and continues to successfully navigate them all. Recently Mark has had a primary focus on municipal and educational projects ranging from grade school to post-secondary education including county vocational high schools, community colleges and universities.

The earlier part of Mark’s career was spent as project manager with Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, and Kohn Pederson and Fox in New York City. While there, Mark was involved with high end corporate, institutional and celebrity type residential projects. This experience has lead Mark to other similar type clients over his 23 plus year career.

Mark has also had extensive experience with challenging urban adaptive reuse projects as well as older historic building restorations and corporate and industrial projects of varying scale. He has assisted the New York Archdiocese on several religious and annex structure for multiple church organizations throughout New York and other religious institutions in New Jersey.

As managing partner, Mark is directly involved in the day-to-day production and operations of CMA and intimately familiar with each and every project we take on. His design work ethic, attention to detail and high quality standard is maintained in every project type and scale he has involvement with.

Highlighted Project List

Coppa Montalbano Architects
Passaic County Technical Institute – New Stem Building, Wayne, NJ
Paterson Y.M.C.A. – (HUD) Grant Application, Paterson, NJ
New Hindu Temple – West Orange, NJ
Private Residence – Westfield, NJ

Prior Offices
Millburn Schools – Project Referendum & Various Capital Projects, Millburn, NJ
Middlesex Schools – Project Referendum & Various Capital Projects, Middlesex, NJ
Wharton Schools – Various Capital Projects, Wharton, NJ
Energy Savings Improvement Program’s (ESIP) – Multiple School Districts, NJ.
Chilton Hospital – Expansion Approvals Pequannock, NJ
Vitamin Shoppe – Corporate Headquarters, Secaucus, NJ
Spectrum for Living – Adult Training Facility, Ringwood, NJ
Church of Our Saviour- Rectory & Office Renovation, Manhattan, NY
Crum & Forster – Offices fit ups and Renovations. Manhattan, NY, CT & NJ
The Church of Saint Joseph – New Construction, Somers, NY
Mavis Discount Tire – Multiple Retail Locations, CT, PA & NJ
Congers Valley Cottage Ambulance Corp – New Building, Congers, NY
APL Limited – US Customs Warehouse Feasibility Study, South Kearny, NJ
APL Limited – Offices and Warehouse, South Kearny, NJ
CAPS Pharmacy – Office & Warehouse Tenant Fit Up, PA
St. Anthony of Padua Church – ADA improvements, Caldwell, NJ
Sarcona Trucking – Feasibility Study Storage Yard, South Kearny, NJ

Comerro Coppa Architects
Passaic County Community College – Passaic Satellite Campus, Passaic, NJ
Passaic County Technical Institute – Campus Expansion, Wayne, NJ
Ramapo College – Dormitory Renovations & Capital Projects, Mahwah NJ
Totowa Washington Park School – Expansion, Totowa, NJ
Passaic County Community College – Public Safety Academy, Wayne, NJ
Passaic County Community College – Technology Center, Paterson, NJ
Caravan Products Inc. – Lab and Offices, Totowa, NJ

Gwathmey Siegel and Associates — New York, NY
Universal Studios – New Office Building, Beverly Hills, CA
Citicorp Center – Atrium and Lobby Renovation, Manhattan, NY
NY Public Library – Science Industry & Business Library, Manhattan, NY
Private Residence Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates — New York, NY
San Francisco Civic Center – San Francisco, CA

Professional Affiliations

Member American Institute of Architects
Member National Council Architectural Registration Boards
Building & Grounds Planning Committee, Rockaway River Country Club, Denville NJ
Former Member Township of Little Falls NJ Planning Board
Former Member Township of Little Falls NJ Board of Adjustment

License & Registrations

Registered Architect, State of New Jersey
Registered Architect, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Pratt Institute, Bachelor of Architecture
Rhode Island School of Design, Summer Architecture Program

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