Eugene ‘Geno’ Schiavo


A Principal at Thriven Design, Geno leads with solid expertise in architectural design that is grounded firmly in a philosophy of asset preservation, sustainable design, and practical constructibility. When he joined the firm in 1984, Geno brought, what was at that time, a rare expertise in the principles and practices of sustainable design. A published author of publications related to the concepts of green design, he continues to lead the firm and industry in the integration of practical sustainable design methodologies with sound architectural principles. His passion for attending to the details of building construction has contributed to an extensive portfolio of award-winning projects that encompass historic preservation, adaptive reuse, rehabilitation, and new construction related to residential, institutional, healthcare, and commercial projects.

In addition to his role in leading Thriven Design’s asset preservation, community healthcare, education, and commercial/retail studios, Geno works closely with our engineering team, ensuring that architectural considerations are appropriately addressed as we work with clients to implement energy-efficiency improvements for existing residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.