Raymond Caliendo, founder of Amityville-based Art-Of-Form Architectural Services, is one of 35 distinguished community leaders who have been appointed to judge the news in the Fair Media Council’s annual Folio Awards program, a high-profile celebration of news that has been judged by the public to best represent what the Long Island community wants and needs in its news.
“I enjoyed my judging experience and was flattered to be asked to participate, especially given that my vocation is generally far-removed from the media industry. The atmosphere of the judging was warm, comfortable, relaxed and funny. I believe that any events such as this, which distinguish Long Island’s concerns from that of New York City, is a worthy endeavor,” said Caliendo.
The founding principal of Art-Of-Form Architectural Services, PLLC, Caliendo is the managing director and chief coordinator of all firm activities. He is the primary client liaison and acts as the architect of record for most New York State and City projects. He is a graduate of NYIT, and after concluding his full-time studies in 1985, he worked, first as a draftsperson and then a project manager for a variety of firms within the architectural industry. Caliendo received his license to practice Architecture in 1992, and founded Art-Of-Form Architects in 1994. He is a Registered Architect and a Registered Interior Designer with Professional affiliations in both the AIA and ASID.
Folio judges spend countless hours reviewing hundreds of news stories, which are submitted by media outlets primarily from the New York metro area, but often as far away as Canada.
“The Folio Awards is a green-light ethics program, unlike any in the country, which shows the media what the public wants in its news,” said FMC CEO Jaci Clement. “It’s an incredibly effective method for improving the quality of local news. We are honored to have such exemplary community leaders serve as Folio judges and make this program possible.”
Judging results will be made public at the FMC Folio Awards, a star-studded affair that is the biggest media event on Long Island, on Friday, April 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crest Hollow Country Club. About 600 business, community and government leaders, as well as the media, attend. Major supporters to date include Briarcliffe College, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, North Shore-LIJ Health System, WeiserMazars LLP, PSEG, Protiviti, Hofstra University and the law firm of Murphy Bartol & O’Brien.
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