MICHAHELLES' PARTNER IN MBA
Mario Jossa, born in Rome, Italy, obtained architectural degrees from the Catholic University of America and the Polytechnic Institute of Milan, Italy. He is a member of the French Order of Architects, the Royal Institute of British Architects and is registered in the State of New York.
Mr. Jossa began his career at Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York, where from 1960 to 1962, collaborated on projects for Armstrong Cork Laboratories, Altman Department Stores and Texas Gas Company. In 1963 Mr. Jossa worked on the Spanish Pavilion for the New York World's Fair with the firm of Kelly & Gruzen Associates of New York.
Mr. Jossa has also been involved in the development of extensive master plans for the new towns of Sadat City and Nasr City in Cairo, Egypt, the new town of Bayonne, France and regional studies for the redevelopment of the Aquitaine region in France.
In the Paris area, he has designed and built the Australian Embassy and the conference center for UNESCO and over 100,000 square meters of office space at La Defense, on the outskirts of Paris.
Since 1964, Mr. Jossa has been associated with the firm of Marcel Breuer Associates in New York and Paris. As a designer in the New York office, he was involved in the design and construction of various buildings for Saint John's University in Minnesota; the Witney Museum of Art, New York City; the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, DC.
In 1966, he established and then headed the Paris office of MBA. Under Mr. Jossa's guidance, the Paris office has designed and built award-winning projects world-wide, including : private luxury residences in France ; the Regency Intercontinental Hotel, Manama, Bahrain ; a ski resort for 7,000 residents in the French Alps ; and numerous office buildings, research facilities and technical buildings for IBM France.
Mr. Jossa was a partner of Michele Michahelles as well as of MBA Architecture GIE in Paris