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

Who We Are

Newman Architects, PC is a collaborative design firm led by Richard Munday, Peter Newman, José A. Hernández, Steven Orlansky, A. Brooks Fischer, and Joseph Schiffer. 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 150 design excellence awards, including awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, and the Interior Design Institute.


As architects, we believe that what we create should sustain the physical environment, the lives of the people we serve and society at large. We want to realize the idea of a better, richer place made palpable through the shaping of space, place, form, and climate. People need to feel that they belong to something larger. They seek connection to others and the world and to make order out of chaos. So the architecture they inhabit needs to represent and respond to something larger than either the individual or the group and provide places where people can both be themselves and recognize the physical, social and cultural structures that surround them.

The Principals

A. Brooks Fischer

JosÉ A. HernÁndez

Richard Munday

Peter Newman


Joseph Schiffer


Herbert S. Newman