John R. Sorrenti

Mr. Sorrenti, FAIA, FRAIC is the Founder and President of JRS Architect, P.C., a full service architectural, interior design and preservation firm serving the greater New York Metropolitan area.  Since its inception in 1986, the firm has received numerous design awards under his leadership.

Mr. Sorrenti has served on many committees both for American Institute of Architects (AIA) and National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB).  In 1989, Mr. Sorrenti served as President of the AIA Long Island Chapter, served as the New York State President in 1994 and in 1997, he served as the National Vice President.  He also served as Regional Director for NCARB’s National Board. Mr. Sorrenti chaired the AIA/College of Fellows’ Regional Representative Program nationally for six years and in 2016 was the Chancellor for the College of Fellows. He remains on the New York State Education Board of Architecture as an Extended Member, previously serving as Chair.  He is currently the Chair of North Hempstead’s Landmarks Commission. In 1996, Mr. Sorrenti received his Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects which only 3% of the AIA membership have achieved.  

In 1991, Mr. Sorrenti helped to form the guidelines for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and in 1993 assisted with the New York City ADA Code.  In 2008, Mr. Sorrenti was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the AIA Long Island Chapter and in 2017 received their Community Service Honor Award.

Mr. Sorrenti earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), a Master of Architecture from Ohio University, and an MBA from NYIT and is one of the founding members of NYIT’s “Friends of the School of Architecture” which over the past 10 years has raised over $1.25 million for the school.