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Robert Host Canizaro, American architect. Registered architect, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia. Recipient Community Leaders award, Jackson Public Schools, 1978, award of merit, Mis. History Society 1988.


Canizaro, Robert Host was born on December 24, 1938 in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Son of James T. and Helene (Host) Canizaro.


Student, Millsaps College, 1958. Bachelor of Architecture, University Notre Dame, 1962. Postgraduate, University Pennsylvania, Jackson, 1963.

Postgraduate, Jackson State University, 1985. Postgraduate, Hinds Junior College, 1987.


Intern architect, James T. Canizaro, Architect, Jackson, summers 1957, 58, 59, 60; intern architect, A.L. Aydolott & Associations, Memphis, summer 1961; intern architect, Mario Martinez, Architect, Media, Pennsylvania, summer 1963; designer, Kahn & Jacobs, Architects, New York City, 1963-1964; field representative, James T. Canizaro, Architect, Silver Spring, Maryland., 1965-1967; designer, Ward & Hall Associations, Springfield, Virginia, 1965-1970; designer, project manager, James T. Canizaro, Architect, Jackson, 1970-1972; principal, Canizaro Trigiani Architects/A Professional Association, Jackson, since 1972.


  • Registered architect, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia.


  • Other Work

    • Princ. Works include design projects for Jackson Aquatic Center, 1978, Calendar Hall, 1979, Peoples Bank Building Renovation, 1981, United Microelectronics Corporation Computer Center, 1982, Ronald McDonald House, 1985, Polymer Science Research Facility, 1981, others, graphics for Lake Cavalier Development, 1967,Wolf TGrap Farm, 1968, Mississippi Art Association, 1972, American Civil Liberties Union Auction, 1975, Notre Dame/Ole Mississippi Weekend, 1977, Buie House Bed & Breakfast, 1985, others. Contributor articles to professional journals.

      Presenter numerous papers to architectural groups and workshops.


Member Mississippi Art Association, 1970-1979, search committee 1976, chairman long range planning committee 1975, board directors 1973-1977, co-chairman works on paper 1971, volunteer 1970-1973, Mississippi Museum Art, committee on children's museum 1985, chairman committee on policy, 1984, chairman nominating committee 1983, chairman long range planning committee 1982, chairman board 1983, 83, chairman education committee 1981, chairman 1982-1983, board directors 1979-1984, City Spirit, 1976-1978, president 1976, board directors 1976, Jackson Permit Appeals Board, 1981-1983, chairman 1984, Jackson Diocese Building Committee, since 1974, Jackson Diocese Liturgy Committee, 1972-1974, chairman 1973, Commission on Social Justice & Peace, Jackson Diocese, 1970-1972, Jacksonians for Public Education, 1970-1975, Social Justice Committee, Nova Community, 1967-1969, Curcillo Team, New York Dicocese, 1963-1964, United States Chamber of Commerce, 1979-1981. Volunteer Mississippi Opera, 1985, New Stage, 1973-1974, Mississippi Arts Festival, 1971-1974, St. Vincent DePaul Society, 1970-1980. Member Mississippi Arts Commission, American Craft Council, National Education Association Design Arts Advisory Panel.

Fellow American Institute of Architects (national committee on design since 1985, medal 1962). Member Northern Virginia chapter American Institute of Architects, Mississippi chapter American Institute of Architects (board directors 1981, Second vice president 1982, 1st vice president 1983, president 1984, special history restoration award 1982, design honor award 1982, design honor citation 1983, 84, grand prize, 1986), Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art & Arcitecture, National Trust for History Preservation, Construction Specifications Institute, American Arbitration Association, Architectural Foundation (founder 1984, trustee 1985), Rotary (numerous committees 1970-1987), Tau Sigma Delta, Tau Beta Pi.


Married; two children.

James T. Canizaro

Helene (Host) Canizaro