Penniman Architects has provided its clients thoughtful, thorough and responsive solutions to a wide range of architectural challenges since 1993. Completed projects in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts range in scale from small additions to significant estates.
A sense of respect underlies all aspects of our design process. This respect extends to the requirements of the client; the environmental, social and historical context into which the building is placed; any existing structure; building materials, and the builders and craftspeople who give built form to the ideas expressed in a set of our drawings. Our task as architects is to synthesize and reconcile these opportunities and constraints, using them as a catalyst to create a beautiful built form.
The projects we design will be built to the highest performance specifications possible. We take seriously our responsibility to the earth and future generations. We have the knowledge and experience to create buildings that reduce energy consumption to a minimum while incorporating a full complement of sustainable, healthy materials and components.
We respect the tradition of which our work is a part, yet we will not deliberately copy or recreate works of the past. A project should be timeless and never look dated. We create energy efficient houses and additions that reflect the Owner’s ideas, priorities and lifestyle, rather than our own preconceptions. We create spaces that allow for the delight of discovery: the way sunlight moves through a room, the shadow of a window's design on a wall, a composed view from one space to the next. A house may contain grand, elegantly proportioned spaces for a crowd, as well as cozy, sculpted spaces for moments of private reflection.
Whether designing a house to allow for the growth of a family or the privacy and comfort of an individual or couple, our ideals and approach remain consistent. Our projects reflect the thoughtfulness, care, respect and effort that go into their design and construction. A strong commitment to design, careful detailing and the implementation of proven building practices result in projects that satisfy the owner's functional and aesthetic requirements while enriching the surrounding community.
Licensed in CT, NY, RI, MA and ME
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional
American Institute of Architects
United States Green Building Council
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant
Passivehaus Maine and People's Action for Clean Energy
Connecticut Passive House Board Member