Evelyn Cole Smith Architects LLC is a design firm specializing in the study, preservation and adaptive reuse of historic and culturally-significant properties.
- Recognizing that each project is unique, we assemble a team of experts including architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects, historic preservation craftsman, community engagement specialists and others who are dedicated to preserving New England’s historic landmarks and enriching the character of our cities and towns.
Principal Architect, Evelyn Cole Smith, a certified Historic Architect with the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office qualifying as such under the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.
- With over 30 years of experience assisting private property owners, institutions and municipalities to assess existing conditions, prioritize goals, and develop maintenance strategies for their historic structures. Under her direction, we conduct conditions assessments and feasibility studies, research funding sources and tax incentives, prepare National Register nominations and grant applications, evaluate site and building conditions, develop plans for restoration and ongoing maintenance, design context-sensitive repairs, upgrades and additions, and provide oversight and quality control during construction and preservation efforts.
Evelyn Cole Smith Architects provides a full range of architectural services from programming and conceptual design through the development of construction documents, provision of bidding assistance, and construction administration.
- We often work on projects funded by public entities and are familiar with the procurement and project management procedures required.
Respecting the environment and designing spaces that enrich and enhance our lives is the main objective of our practice.
- We understand that project success is assured by actively listening to our clients in order to develop a clear understanding of project goals and objectives. As is evident from our portfolio, thoughtful consideration of context is integral to each design resulting in a balanced whole.