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Over half a century, we have built a national reputation for the design of new buildings and the renovation & restoration of existing buildings.

Who We Are


Newman Architects, PC is a collaborative design firm led by Joseph Schiffer, Richard Munday, Peter Newman, José A. Hernández, Steven Orlansky, and A. Brooks Fischer. Newman Architects is based in New Haven, Connecticut in the heart of the Yale University Campus. Newman’s Washington, DC branch office is located in Georgetown, and supports our ability to serve our clients in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The quality of our work has been recognized through publication and awards. We have received more than 125 design excellence awards, including awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, and the Interior Design Institute.

Philosophy


As architects, we believe that what we make can improve the lives of people. We want to realize the idea of a better, richer place, made palpable through the shaping of space, place, form, and climate.

The places we make reflect our affection for ordinary human interchange and commerce, and for what lies beneath. People need to belong to something larger, to make connections with others and the world, and to make order out of chaos. So the architecture they inhabit needs to represent something larger than either the individual or the group, yet provide places where they can both be themselves and recognize the social and cultural structures that surround them.

The Principals


The principals of Newman Architects direct all the work of the practice. Every project is led by a design principal, and clients have direct access to the project principals at all times. All are responsible for managing the practice and for ensuring that our technical and technological capabilities are maintained and upgraded on a continuing basis.

Joseph Schiffer

Richard Munday

Peter Newman

JosÉ A. HernÁndez

STEVEN ORLANSKY

A. Brooks Fischer

Founder


Herbert S. Newman

1

Modeling


Our teams utilize 3-D Building Information Modeling (BIM) for all architectural projects. From the inception of the work, we construct in 3-D virtual space, creating content-rich design information that connects our work to product data, material and systems behaviors, quantities and cost data. Our ability to describe buildings in this medium and to predict building behavior, including energy performance, builds trust and confidence, improves communication, reduces coordination conflicts, and increases savings in construction cost.

2

Team Organization


We build teams to match the needs of each project. Led by a project principal, a project manager, a project architect, and an interior designer, each team stays together from project inception to conclusion. We employ an integrated, quality-based design methodology in our work process, and, as an architecture-based design practice, we engage independent engineers and specialized technical consultants to support our in‐house teams. Our model-making, graphic design, and IT staff support the work of the teams.

3

Design Build


Much of our work is provided in a Design-Build environment. Because a single source project delivery approach is often the most logical way to integrate process and design, budget and schedule, we ally with major construction companies from concept through pre-design, design, construction, and post-occupancy. Our experience in a wide range of project types adds value in establishing and meeting program, design, and quality goals.

4

Sustainability


A member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Newman Architects has completed numerous LEED®-certified buildings and has the in-house capability to provide full certification services for architectural projects.

5

Participatory Design


Understanding and trust is a key to the multi-constituency projects that our firm often undertakes. Workshops and design charrettes are two common tools we use with institutions, communities, and towns, to give voice to constituencies and to develop and communicate concepts that meet real needs and win support.

6

Visualization


We employ powerful visualization software and other media to communicate and test design concepts. These formats include physical and virtual modeling, photo-realistic synthetic imaging, and fly-over and tour-though animation.

Our Clients



Alfred University
Amherst College
The Aragon Group, Inc.
Archstone
AT&T
Baltimore City Public School Construction Program
Beacon/Corcoran Jennison Partners
CDS, LLC
Chapel Square Mall
Charter Oak Communities
Choate Rosemary Hall
City of New Haven, CT
City of Norfolk, VA Dept. of Public Works
Colgate University
Connecticut Department of Public Works
Connecticut Department of Transportation
Cornell University
Darien Public Schools
Dartmouth College
DC DGS/DC Public Schools
Duracell Inc.
Eastern Connecticut State University
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Elliptipar
Emory and Henry College
Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT Public Library
Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York
Garrison Improvement Committee
General Electric

General Services Administration
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Greater New Haven Jewish Community Center
Greenwich Academy
Guilford Community Center
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hopkins School
John Jermain Memorial Library
Keene State College
Kent School
Lexington Partners
Loomis Chaffee
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Lynn University
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Maryland Stadium Authority
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
McCormack Baron & Associates, Inc.
Mica Corporation
Middlebury College
Milford Jai Alai
The Mitchell Family
Montgomery College
New Haven Lawn Club
New Haven, CT Public Schools
New Jersey Public Library
The New School
Newmark Knight Frank
Northeastern University
Oberlin College

Princeton University
Ridgefield, CT Library
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund
The Rouse Company
Schnip Development Corporation
Southern Connecticut State University
St. Rose of Lima Church
St. Teresa of Avila Church Taft School
Teletrack Theater
Town of Essex, CT
Town of Hamden, CT
Town of Litchfield, CT
Town of North Branford, CT
Town of West Hartford, CT
Town of Wilton, CT
Town of Windsor, CT
Trinity International University
United Way of Greater New Haven, CT
University of Connecticut
University of Oklahoma
Vassar College
Village of Mamaroneck, NY
Wesleyan University
West Side Presbyterian Church
Western Connecticut State University
Westport, CT Public Library
Widener University
Williams College
Winstanley Enterprises, LLC
Yale University
Young Israel Shomrei Emunah

Awards


NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

REGIONAL

OTHER AWARDS

Southwood Square
Communities of Quality Award
National Affordable Housing Management Association, 2008

West Side Presbyterian Church
Design Honor Award
International Masonry Institute, 2007

Caird and de Cordova Residence Halls, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Honor Award
American Institute of Architects NY, 2006

Parking Garage, Southern Connecticut State University
PCI Design Awards Program Certificate of Special Recognition
PCI – Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, December 2001

Duracell World Headquarters
AIA Top Ten Environmental Solutions
American Institute of Architects, 1999

The Ninth Square Redevelopment Project
Design Award for Best Mixed-Use Facility
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, 1996

Herbert S. Newman
The Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture
American Institute of Architects, 1995

Herbert S. Newman
Lifetime Achievement Award
American Institute of Architects, 1995

The Ninth Square Redevelopment Project
National Honor Award for Urban Design
American Institute of Architects, 1995

Drake Hall, Colgate University
National Honor Award for Design Excellence
American Concrete Institute, 1995

Scandling Student Center, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Honor Award for Design Excellence
Society of American Registered Architects, 1993

New Haven Union Station, Restoration and Renovation
National Historic Preservation Award
President Bush's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1992

Jewish Religious Center, Williams College
International Honor Award for Design Excellence
Interfaith Forum of Religion, Art, and Architecture/American Institute of Architects, 1991

Battell Chapel, Yale University
National Honor Award for Design Excellence
American Institute of Architects, 1986

Dana Addition, Case Library, Colgate University
National Honor Award for Design Excellence
American Institute of Architects/ American Library Association, 1983

Dana Addition, Case Library, Colgate University
Architectural Citation
National School Boards Association, 1983

Connecticut Junior Republic
First Honor Award from the American Wood Council, 1981

Sterling Law School Library, Yale University
National Honor Award for Design Excellence
American Institute of Architects/ American Library Association, 1980

Milford Jai Alai Fronton
National Honor Award for Design Excellence
American Institute of Steel Construction, 1979

Center for American Arts, Yale University Art Gallery
National Honor Award for Design Excellence
American Institute of Architects, 1979

Augusta Troup School
Honor Award, Built Category
American Institute of Architects/Connecticut, 2012

41 Wyllys Avenue College of Letters, Art History and Career Resources Center, Wesleyan University
Merit Award
American Institute of Architects/ Connecticut, 2012

Kahn Residence Hall, Oberlin College
Honor Award, Built Category
American Institute of Architects/Connecticut, 2012

41 Wyllys Avenue College of Letters, Art History and Career Resources Center, Wesleyan University
Preservation Award
Middletown, Connecticut Historic Preservation Board

Urban Greenhouse, Brooklyn, New York
Award for Design Excellence - Unbuilt
American Institute of Architects/Connecticut, 2011

Vidal Court Revitalization, Westwood Housing
Excellence in Construction
CT Associated Builders and Contractors, 2011

Pondside III Residence Hall, Keene State College
2011 Building New Hampshire Award
Building New Hampshire Trade Show and Conference, 2011

North Branford Intermediate School
Award for Design Excellence
American Institute of Architects/Connecticut, 2010

Calhoun College Renovations, Yale University
First Place Award for Major Renovations
Connecticut Building Congress, 2010

Private Residence, Harbor Island, Bahamas
Award for Design Excellence
American Institute of Architects/Connecticut, 2009

Stamford Porch Competition
Award for Design Excellence – Unbuilt
American Institute of Architects/Connecticut, 2009

Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University
Higher Education Award for Design Excellence
Boston Society of Architects, 2009

West Side Presbyterian Church
Award for Design Excellence
American Institute of Architects/ Connecticut, 2008

West Side Presbyterian Church Organ Design
Architecture Encompassing Art Award
American Institute of Architects/ Connecticut, 2008

Pondside III, Keene State College
Award of Merit
Associated Builders & Contractors, 2008

Pondside III, Keene State College
Outstanding Design
American School & University Magazine, 2008

Science Hill Parking Garage, Yale University
First Place, Project Team Awards
Connecticut Building Congress, 2008

Fairfield Public Library
Merit Award for Design Excellence in Public Library Architecture
Connecticut Library Association, 2008

Science Hill Parking Garage, Yale University
Honor Award
American Institute of Architects/Connecticut, 2007

Caird and de Cordova Residence Halls, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Merit Award
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 2007

Vanderbilt Hall, Yale University
Award of Excellence
ASID, 2007

Darien High School
Best Education Design
IIDA New England Interior Design Awards, 2007

Trumbull on the Park, Lewis Street Rehabilitation
Preservation Month
Hartford Preservation Alliance, 2007

Sundial, Engleman Hall, Southern Connecticut State University
Merit Award
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 2006

Fauver Fields New First-Year Residence Hall and New Upper Class Residence Hall, Wesleyan University
Project Team Award
Connecticut Building Council, 2006

Nathan Hale School
Design Citation
Boston Society of Architects/ IIDA and ASID, 2004

Nathan Hale School
Blue Ribbon Award
9th Annual Connecticut Real Estate Awards, 2004

Vanderbilt Hall, Yale University
Merit Award, Major Renovation/Expansion Project Team Awards
Connecticut Building Congress, 2004

Harry A. Conte West Hills School
Award for Design Excellence
American Institute of Architects, New England, 2003

Vanderbilt Hall, Yale University
Award for Design Excellence, Historic Preservation
American Institute of Architects Connecticut, 2003

Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
HOBI Award (Home Building Industry), Best New Commercial
Home Builders Association of Connecticut, 2003

Westport Public Library
Connecticut Award for Excellence in Public Library Architect
Connecticut Library Association, 2003

Nathan Hale School
Award for Design Excellence, Built Project
American Institute of Architects Connecticut, 2003

Harry L. Garrigus Suites, University of Connecticut
Merit Award, Project Team Awards
Connecticut Building Congress, 2002

Parking Garage, Southern Connecticut State University
New England Golden Trowel Award, Specialty Projects
International Masonry Institute, 2002

Harry L. Garrigus Suites, University of Connecticut
Excellence in Construction
Connecticut Associated Builders & Contractors, 2001

The Wallace Performing Arts Center and the Raether Athletic Center, Greenwich Academy
Design Award for the significant contribution to the quality of the Greenwich environment
Greenwich Arts Council, 2001

Parking Garage, Southern Connecticut State University
Honorable Mention, New Small Construction
AGC/CT 2001 Build Connecticut Awards, 2001

Richards of Greenwich
Design Award for the significant contribution to the quality of the Greenwich environment
Greenwich Arts Council, 2001

Harry A. Conte West Hills School
Honor Award for Design Excellence, Built Project
American Institute of Architects Connecticut, 2001
Stamford Garage
Unbuilt Projects Award
American Institute of Architects Connecticut, 2000

Stamford Garage
Exhibition Citation for Unbuilt Architecture
Boston Society of Architects/ American Institute of Architects, 2000

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
PIN (Pride in Norwalk) Award
External Renovation, 2002

New Residence Hall, Yale University
Project Team Participation Award
Connecticut Building Congress, 1999

Residential Village, Eastern Connecticut State University
First Place, Special Projects Category, Load Bearing Masonry, New England Golden Trowel Award
International Masonry Institute, 1999

Lynn Library and Assaf Academic Center, Lynn University
Honor Award for Design Excellence, Built Project
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1999

Broadway District, New Haven
Honor Award for Design Excellence, Architecture in the Community
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1999

Duracell World Headquarters
Design Award Citation
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1998

The Ninth Square Redevelopment Project
Certificate of Recognition
Connecticut Building Congress, 1997

Duracell World Headquarters
Sustainable Design Award
Boston Society of Architects/AIA, 1997

EPRI Award, In Recognition of Professional Achievement
New York Section Illuminating Engineering Society, 1997

Duracell World Headquarters
Certificate of Recognition
Connecticut Building Congress, 1997

New Haven City Hall
Honor Award for Design Excellence,
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1996

The Ninth Square Redevelopment Project
Honor Award for Design Excellence,
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1995

The Ninth Square Redevelopment Project
Preservation Award
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, 1995

The Ninth Square Redevelopment Project
Building Award
American Concrete Institute, New England Chapter, 1995

Pocantico Hills Historic District Rehabilitation
Honor Award for Design Excellence,
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1994

Jewish Religious Center, Williams College
Design Award
American Institute of Architects, New England Regional Council, 1993

Kent School Dormitory
Outstanding Achievement Award
Associated Builders and Contractors, 1993

Jewish Religious Center, Williams College
Honor Award for Design Excellence,
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1992

New School for Social Research
Unbuilt Projects Honor Award
American Institute of Architects Connecticut, 1992

Kent School Dormitory
The David B. Perini Award for Project Team Effectiveness
New England Construction Users Council, 1991
New Haven Union Station
Design Award
American Institute of Architects/New England Regional Council, 1991

Whitney Grove Square
Mixed-Use Development
Excellence Awards Program
Masonry Institute of Connecticut, 1989

Brenner, Saltzman, Wallman & Goldman Law Office Addition
Honor Award for Design Excellence
American Institute of Architects Connecticut, 1989

New Haven Union Station
Public Space Honor Award
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1989

Seafair Waterfront Marketplace
Design Award
American Institute of Architects Connecticut, 1988

Taft School Arts and Humanities Addition and Renovation
Design Award
American Institute of Architects Connecticut, 1988

New Haven City Hall Addition and Renovation
Unbuilt Projects Award
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1986

Battell Chapel Renovation, Yale University
Honor Award for Design Excellence
American Institute of Architects Connecticut, 1985

Kariotis Hall, Northeastern University
Small Building Award
American Concrete Institute, New England Chapter, 1984

Clifford Beers Clinic
Merit Award
New Haven Preservation Trust, 1982

Dana Addition, Case Library, Colgate Library
Excellence in Architecture Award
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1982

New Haven Teletrack Theater
Regional Interiors Award
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1981

Coxe Cage Renovation
Award for Athletic Facilities Design, 1981

Donaldson Commons, Yale School of Organization and Management
Excellence in Architecture Award
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1980

Teletrack Theatre
Excellence in Architecture Award
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1980

Milford Jai Alai Fronton
Excellence in Architecture Award
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1979

Sterling Law School Library, Yale University
Excellence in Architecture Award
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1979

Dixwell Community Center
Honor Award for Design Excellence
American Institute of Architects, Connecticut, 1972

West Side Presbyterian Church
Honor Award
Real Estate & Construction Review, New York Tri-State, 2008

Johnson Athletic Center, Choate Rosemary Hall
Honor Award, Innovative Architecture and Design Awards
Recreation Management, 2003

Lynn University Library
Post-Secondary Citation
American School & University Architectural Portfolio, 1997
Taft School Dormitory
Builder’s Choice Grand Award
Builder Magazine, 1991

Freeman Athletic Center, Wesleyan University
Facility of Merit Award
Athletic Business Magazine, 1991

Round Hill Residence
Record House Award for Design Excellence
Architectural Record, 1985

Winnick Residence
House Award for Design Excellence
Architectural Record, 1965

Cullman Courts, Yale University
Record Interiors Award for Design Excellence
Architectural Record, 1974

Gant Shirt Factory
Design Citation
Progressive Architecture, 1969

The Crossing at Blind Brook
Builder’s Choice Grand Award
Builder Magazine, 1985

Round Hill Residence
Builder’s Choice Honorable Mention
Builder Magazine, 1985

Whitney Grove Square
Builder’s Choice Merit Award
Builder Magazine, 1989

Boca Raton Residence, Florida
Renaissance Best of the Year Award, 1987

Arts & Humanities Building Addition and Renovation, Taft School
Renaissance Merit Award for Design Excellence
Remodeling Magazine, 1987

Cohen & Wolf Law Offices
Renaissance Honorable Mention Award
Remodeling Magazine, 1985

Battell Chapel, Yale University
Renaissance Special Commendation Award
Remodeling Magazine, 1985

Chapel Square Mall
Renaissance Grand Award
Remodeling Magazine, 1985

Kariotis Hall, Northeastern University Law School
Architectural Citation
American School & University, Architectural Portfolio, 1984

Cohen & Wolf Law Offices
Architectural Citation
New England Real Estate Directory, 1984

Coxe Cage Renovation
Award
Athletic Facilities Design, 1981

West Side Presbyterian Church
Religious Art & Architecture Award
Religious Architecture, Restoration, Faith & Form, 2014

Slover Library
Presidential Citation for Urban Catalyst,
American Institute of Architects, 2015

Slover Library
Excellence in Development Design Award,
Renovated or Historic Rehabilitation Project,
Association for Commercial Real Estate, 2015

East Rock Community Magnet School
Design Award,
AIA-CT, 2015

Merritt Parkway Gas Station Canopy
Architecture: The Encompassing Art Award,
AIA-CT, 2015

Merritt Parkway Gas Station Canopy
Award of Merit,
Award of Merit, Connecticut Preservation Awards, 2016

The Keigh C. and Elaine Johnson
Wold Performing Arts Center, Lynn University
Built Award, Honorable Mention,
AIA-CT, 2014