Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

Pirie Associates Architects

33 Whitney Avenue, Suite 2a
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Phone: 203-821-2087
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Contact: Laura Pirie

Pirie Associates is an award-winning design firm that specializes in merging historic preservation/adaptive re-use with contemporary “green” strategies and brand-driven visioning  to bring renewed vitality to historic structures and their communities. We have specific expertise in working with non-profit organizations and navigating the complexities of grant-funded projects. Pirie Associates’ client-centered, integrated approach is the foundation of our creative process. Our environments reflect the unique passions and purpose of each client, support them in the fulfillment of their organizational mission, enhance their brand identity, and are designed with exacting attention to high quality craft and detail. These principles make us uniquely suited to transform underutilized sites and structures into healthy, functioning contributors in their contemporary context. Principal Laura Pirie, AIA has 30 years of experience, and guides her leadership team of 12 years, each of whom brings their backgrounds in visioning, design, construction, historical research and landscape architecture services to every project.

*Pirie Architects won an Award of Merit from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation for the Amos Bull House- Butler McCook Carriage House Addition and Renovation in 2014


Recent Projects:

Project One:

Building Name/Town: Amos Bull House-Butler McCook Carriage House Addition and Renovation, Hartford CT 

Original Construction Date (If known):1788 and 1865

Style: Federal and Italiante

Description of work or materials supplied and date work was completed:

Owned and operated by CT Landmarks, this project included a “Green”, 4-building campus energy design for geothermal systems, including additions to and renovation of National Register Landscape and Buildings; full master-planning, programming and design of restoration, adaptation, renovation and addition to/of the listed structures, including energy performance improvements, full architectural and interior design (including archival storage and display lighting), millwork/cabinetry, and landscape design.  The site serves as the headquarters for CT Landmarks, as well as an urban House Museum and Downtown Hartford Park. This project was completed in 2014, and received the 2014 CT AIA Historic Preservation Design Citation Award.


Project Two:

Building Name/ Town: Nathan Hale Homestead Ell Addition and Renovation, Coventry CT

Original Construction Date (If known): series of additions dating from pre-1776 through early 20th century

Style: Colonial Vernacular

Description of work or materials supplied and date work was completed:

Owned and operated by CT Landmarks, the Nathan Hale Homestead  project included full master-plan, programming, and design of restoration, adaptation, renovation of the Ell portions of the National Register Museum House for use as Guest Services, Gift Shop, Catering Kitchen and Public Restrooms. The project included energy performance improvements, full architectural and interior design, millwork/cabinetry, and limited landscape design. Our firm uncovered historical phasing that was not previously known by the owner, and as a result PAA helped re-write the narrative shared with site visitors. Visitorship has increased 10 fold since the project’s inception, as it has become a weekly destination and anchor for the regional community. This project was completed in 2012, and received a 2014 CT Trust Preservation Merit Award, a 2014 CBC Design Award, and the CT AIA 2014 People’s Choice and Business Design Awards.