Tocci Begins Architectural Education


aerial view of St. Peter's cathedral in Rome

It is a new day in the construction industry

Team integration is the key to success. Understanding and respecting everyone involved in the design and building process from the architect and interior designer to the HVAC subcontractor to the mechanical engineer is what is most needed to build the buildings of the future. To that end, Tocci has instituted mandatory attendance at Architectural Education lectures once a week for all our employees so we can become better builders of great design.

This is a grass-roots endeavor started from within the company and taught by our resident “fancy-pants” architect Pierce Reynoldson (you will remember him from his architectural commentary column here on Pierce draws from his training at the Yale School of Architecture where he got his M. Arch. in architecture. As the series progresses we will be having guest lectures from prestigious architectural firms and universities.

Last night, to kick off the series, we got an overview of western architecture and an introduction to some key terms and concepts in the architectural field. We discussed iconic buildings like St. Peters in Rome, the Eiffel Tower, the Seagram building in NYC, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilboa. Then we delved into concepts like Typology, Morphology, and Parti.

Next week: 800 BC-400 AD: Antiquity: Greece and Rome! If you would like to join us, please email Mary at