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Immediate Release:  George Bella, AIA, of GWB Architect, P.C. honored as the first Long Island recipient of the prestigious American Institute of Architects NY Henry Hobson Richardson Award

Long Beach, NY – May 15, 2018 - GWB Architect, P.C. founder George Bella, AIA has been awarded the Henry Hobson Richardson Award for contribution to the quality of public architecture in the NY community. 

This marks the first time a Long Island NY architect has received the Henry Hobson Richardson Award, which recognizes AIA members licensed in NY State and practicing in the private sector who have made a significant contribution to the quality of NYS public architecture and who have established a portfolio of accomplishments to that end. 

George Bella is a Long Beach, NY local who gained a great deal of experience from learning, streamlining and managing his family masonry & construction business from a young age. Architecture school was a natural progression, earning him a B.S. in Architectural Technology from NYIT in 1992. After completing school he worked as a Project Manager for JRS Architecture in NY for several years, became a registered architect and worked with WASA/Studio A in NY for a few more years. It was at that time Mr. Bella decided to launch his own firm, which he opened in Long Beach in 2001. Now, 17 years later he operates GWB Architect, taking on projects from Long Beach out to the Hamptons across Long Island.

George’s experience includes designing, managing and consulting on projects across residential, workspace and commercial projects. He has acute knowledge in local zoning, sustainable building (having a LEED Advanced Professional in-house), seaside design and coastal material consideration, which integrates longevity and a high quality product across all projects. He is an expert in the industry on Home Elevations and new FEMA compliant construction. George is also active in the Architecture community as a local Chamber of Commerce Member and a professional mentor with organizations such as the Long Island Architecture & Design Group; his advice and guidance is highly respected among clients, friends and colleagues. 

GWB Architect P.C. is located at 120 W. Park Ave, Suite 304, Long Beach, NY, 11561. Visitors are encouraged to explore the newly updated website online at and sign up for direct emails and/or a no-obligation session with the Company at or on 516-432-3406. 

The Long Island Architecture & Design Group is a club focused on engaging discussions and raising awareness and appreciation of innovative ideas, technology and approaches to architecture and design. They promote architecture and design in local competitions to include enthusiasts & students, connect mentors with students and young professionals and become active in the architectural landscapes of our local communities. They can be found at 

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