The work of Smith Edwards McCoy Architects encompasses virtually every building type that makes up a community: schools, corporate and governmental offices, firehouses, museums, maintenance facilities, restaurants, retail stores, housing of all types and streetscapes.
We are nationally recognized for our distinguished work with existing buildings and have had the good fortune to serve as architects for the restoration of some of Connecticut's most prestigious landmarks and its largest adaptive reuse projects.
Our recent school work, and, in particular, our expertise in the design of elementary school facilities, has won acclaim from educators, Montessorians, and advocates of "multiple intelligence" learning environments. We endorse and try to incorporate into our school work the principals Reggio Children and Domus Academy Research Center.
Our interest in community building on a larger scale is evident in urban design projects in Hartford and in our school campus planning work.
Smith Edwards McCoyArchitects received the 2009 Governor's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation Architecture. In addition, the Connecticut Trust, AIA/CT and Hartford Preservation Alliance have each awarded Smith Edwards McCoy a 2009 honor award for Trinity College's 19th century Gothic "Long Walk", and the rehabilitation of the former Thomas Cadillac property at the University of Hartford new "Handel Performing Arts Center".
Trinity Long Walk, Hartford (1870-1878) Collegiate Gothic:
Full exterior restoration and interior renovations including slate roof replacement, brownstone and limestone restoration, steel window replication, new mechanicals, lighting and restored interior finishes.
Handel Performing Arts Center, Hartford (1929) Industrial Mill Building:
Adaptive reuse of historic Albert Kahn designed automobile assembly plant as new performing arts center. Complete envelope renovation while respecting original design and materials. Project includes theaters, dance studios, office and practice rooms.