Frank Gerard Godlewski is an architectural
    designer, historian, and land-use expert.
    The creative director of Fellsbridge Studio
    LLC for building renovations, he presently
    serves as commissioner for the Borough
    of Caldwell Historical Preservation
    Commission and for the Essex Fells
    Historic Preservation Committee. Born in
    Montclair, he attended Montclair Academy
    and MKA. He is a graduate of the Cooper
    Union School of Architecture and worked
    on a Dottorato di Ricerca in Architecture in Venice Italy.

    Fluent in Italian and French, Frank lived in Italy for 24 years
    where he worked in the Milan Studio of Master Italian
    Architect, Aldo Rossi, and participated with his own two
    projects in the 1985 Venice Biennale of Architecture.
    Godlewski also work for Vogue Italia, Elle Decor and

    He has been involved in the business of restoration and
    planning for historical properties and curated cultural
    programs on numerous Italian national landmarks. He has
    lectured on culture, history and design at numerous venues
    (Montclair Public Library, Montclair Art Museum, the AIANY
    Architecture Center) as well as curated and presented
    exhibitions and cultural events for the New York Armory Arts
    Week and at the Princeton School of Architecture. Godlewski
    was granted the Township of Montclair Preservation Award
    in 2015 and 2018. Historic Building Consultant for the
    Bravitas Group, Montclair, NJ

    Phone: 973-735-8910
email: fellsbridge@gmail.com Fellsbridgestudio.com


    Frank Gerard Godlewski 973-735-8910 fellsbridge@gmail.com Education:
    Doctorate of Research Program – Facolta di Architettura, Venice, Italy -
1982 - 1987
    B. Arch – The Cooper Union: Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, New York, NY - 1982

    Professional Experience:
    Principal - Fellsbridge Studio LLC, Essex Fells, NJ – 2013 - Present
    • Program and Project Management
    • Historic Preservation, Architecture and Land Use consulting, serves as local Historic
    Preservation Commissioner (Caldwell and Essex Fells, NJ), produces Landmark
    Designation Reports
    • Curator, Artist and Exhibition Design for Aldo Rossi Foundation in Rome, Italy and for
    The New York Armory Show
    Lecturer/Teacher/Historian/Interpreter – 2003 – Present
    • Princeton University, School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ
    • The Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society, Jersey City, NJ
    • Language Today, Italian and French Interpreter, Court Translator
    • Institute of Classical Architecture: Drawing Professor, New York, NY
    • Consultant – The Bravitas Group, Montclair, New Jersey –
    Historic Preservation/Restoration – Report Writing - 2019 

    Interior Restoration Project Manager - Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY - 2004 - 2011 Senior Project Architect - Lawless and Mangione, LLC, New York City, NY - 2004 – 2005
    Local Law 11 Report preparations
    Preservationist and Fundraiser – The Montclair Historical Society, Montclair, NJ - 2002 - 2005 Associate – Aldo Rossi’s Studio di Architettura, Milan, Italy - 1979–1987
    Awards and Recognitions:
    • Historic Preservation Award – Township of Montclair, NJ
- 2016 & 2018
    • Sovereign Military Order of Malta Cross of Merit M.M., Italy - 1994
    • The Venice Biennale of Architecture, Venice, Italy, Architectural Projects
    and Exhibition Curation - 1979 & 1985
    • AutoCAD and Revit Certificates
    • NJ Real Estate Professional
    • NJ Home Improvements Contractor
    • Fluent in Italian and French; working knowledge of Spanish


    Frank Gerard Godlewski presents Aldo Rossi - The Armory Show New York, March 2013

    Fondazione Aldo Rossi's collaboration with Frank Gerard Godlewski - The Armory Show New York, March 2013

    TriBeCa Loft Atelier presents works by Master Italian Architect Aldo Rossi - Baristanet, March 5, 2013

    TriBeCa Loft Atelier Presents Works by Master Italian Architect, Aldo Rossi - The Armory Show, MyArtGuide, March 2013

    Il Muro Ornato. - Casa Vogue Italy, October 1991


    https://youtu.be/YY6LZ06caC4 Why Montclair is Montclair (please copy and paste into browser)

    https://youtu.be/gZcGjfoC0Vo From Montclair to Montechiaro: Discovering Italy in Local Architecture (please copy and paste into browser)

    https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-6a6nx-9cc628 Montclair History Podcast (please copy and paste into browser)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTkExCwprDw&t=1026 History Interview for Montclair Design Shed (please copy and paste into browser)

    https://youtu.be/8d-yfvAAmJM - The Grand Tour for the NY Armory Show 2014 (please copy and paste into browser)

    "History and Glamour of Montclair's Mansions", Lecture by Frank Gerard Godlewski - Bellevue Avenue Library, October 2012

    https://youtu.be/mMUiI1h71yw Gates Mansion Montclair, NJ (please copy and paste into browser)

    "Gentleman's Farm History", "An Interview with Frank Gerard Godlewski - Baristanet, March 2012

    "Highlawn Pavilion Centennial Gala", A Conversation with Frank Gerard Godlewski and other notable personalities - September 2010

    "Italians of Montclair Project", An Interview with Frank Gerard Godlewski - RAI Italian Television, September 2004

    https://youtu.be/0nAov4tOxaU Overview of Montclair Black History presented at the Montclair Public library (please copy and paste into browser)



    King or Queen for a Day? Have We Got a Castle for You. - The New York Times, June 3, 2007

    Zoning Decision: Delayed Debate on Growth Goes On. - The New York Times, August 26, 2006