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  • Welcome to Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA

  • Welcome to Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA

  • Welcome to Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA

  • Welcome to Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA

  • Welcome to Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA

  • Welcome to Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA

About MPF

Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA (MPF), is a full service architectural and interior design firm located in the Fairfield County borough of Southport, Connecticut.  Founded in 1984, the firm has grown to a staff of thirty professionals and celebrated thirty years of excellence in July 2014.

Architecture & Interior Design

While affording clients the expertise and capabilities of a large firm, MPFA maintains a small firm sensibility.  The personalized service and unique approach a project team gives to each job has cultivated long-lasting relationships with clients who return to work with us on subsequent projects.  Through the formation of an interior design team in 2009, MPFA has expanded to offer a comprehensive package of architectural and design services. 

Design Exellence

With a design aesthetic strongly rooted in traditional forms and regional character, the breadth of the firm’s work demonstrates expert design knowledge of an array of architectural styles.  Award-winning projects from Savannah, Georgia, to Newport, Rhode Island, stand as testaments to the firm’s ability to create distinctive projects that utilize vernacular architecture, reflect the client’s individuality, and embody an enduring quality of excellence.

Full Service Firm

Architectural Design

With a skilled staff that is distinguished in all areas of architecture and interior design, MPFA offers an all-encompassing client experience.  Working continuously with the client through each phase of the architectural and interior design process, MPFA assures that every detail is developed with the utmost care and attention.  The outcome is a testament to MPFA’s commitment to the highest quality of design. 

Whether a new home, addition, renovation, or commercial building project, Mark P. Finlay begins every project with a site visit and hand-drawn designs, creating a personalized architectural experience for the client.  While actively consulting with the client, MPFA partners and associates utilize computer aided design techniques and software (CAD) to develop Mark P. Finlay designs.  These construction documents contain all elements for the project, including site development, floor plans, exterior elevations, structural drawings, and interior architecture (trim, casework, molding, built-in cabinetry, and lighting).  With a network of structural, mechanical and site engineers, all MPFA architectural design projects are completed with a cohesive design that is executed with the utmost care and attention to every detail. 

Master Planning

Incorporating all elements and details into a project, Mark P. Finlay Architects is highly proficient at designing specialized master plans with a clear and unified vision.  Having completed master plans for club houses, trademark commercial spaces, equestrian properties, and residences and estates, the firm’s experience assures a plan tailored to fit any client’s needs.  Recognizing the importance of familiarity with a site before orienting the structures on it, the firm emphasizes designing a plan that is sensitive to the natural topography of a property.  Incorporation of this information during the early stages of the design process is vital to a successful project.  Initial designs include all hardscape elements, which are then enhanced by an appointed landscape architectural firm with whom MPFA continues to collaborate throughout the length of the project.  

With several LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) accredited professionals on staff, MPFA is committed to helping clients make responsible and educated decisions about their design choices.  Our firm has been practicing sustainable design throughout our thirty years in business.  From knowledge and use of environmentally sensitive products and materials to collaboration with construction teams who practice green building, the firm has produced many energy efficient commercial and residential buildings. 

Interior Design

With the formation of an in-house interior design team in 2009, Mark P. Finlay Architects is fully capable of translating the complete design vision of the firm, taking projects from the drawing boards to occupancy. Working collaboratively with architects and clients, MPF Interiors is involved with the selection, purchase, and installation of all furniture and accessories in a residence or business.  Whether working with MPF Architects or on a stand-alone project, MPF Interiors combines function with an immaculate aesthetic that reflects the daily lifestyle and personal taste of each client.  

MPF Interiors has expanded to include fine art advisory services. Whether the client is a collector of emerging artists, auction block masterpieces, or searching for a perfect piece of art for their home or office, MPF Interiors is able to advise and navigate the client through every stage of the challenging art market. Offering a comprehensive package of fine art advising, MPF Interiors will assist with selection, purchase, shipment, framing and installation of artwork.

Landscape Design

Our Architectural Design process incorporates in-house Landscape Design from the beginning of the project, giving full consideration for programmatic needs, sensory experience, and integration with the surrounding landscape. This approach allows us to design cohesive spaces that directly address the relationship between inside and outside.

Collaborative meetings allow MPF Landscape to create ecologically functional designs that reflect the personal tastes and needs of each client as well as the unique features of the site. MPF Landscape curates all horticultural and hardscape assets for the project. Special consideration is given to outdoor placemaking around pools, patios, fire elements, and outdoor kitchens. Plant material, topography, and orientation are utilized to frame desirable views and shield undesirable ones. The Landscape Designer oversees Landscape installation, and consults on long term maintenance. The result is a project with a distinct sense of place that will live and grow with the client.

Our People

Mark P. Finlay, AIA

President & CEO

Joseph P. Mulligan

Partner

Jay L. Valade

Partner

Brandt Jobst

Architect

Bryan Kocher

Architect

Maureen Kokorda

Senior Architectural Associate

Matt Lian

Senior Architectural Associate

Deborah Szabo

Architectural Interior Designer

Ryan T. Ralston

Architect

Kurt Wayne

Architect

Antonio Malangone

Architect

Fabiana Baker

Architectural Associate

Andrew Vaccarelli

Architectural Associate

Casey Ray

Architectural Associate

Kaitlyn Cunningham

Architectural Associate

Nicholas Rapillo

Architect

Joseph Makary

Architectural Associate

Christian Azana

Architectural Associate

Mary K. Cavazos

Landscape Architect

Alexandra Varvoglis

Senior Interior Designer

Tugce Sternemann

Senior Interior Designer

Alex Goossen

Project Coordinator

Aggie Crescente

Office Manager

Ben Roland

Intern

Mike Mulligan

Intern

Stan Yarmoussik

Intern

Emma Hammond

Executive Office Assistant/Social Media Manager

Dazjon Freeman

Studio Assistant

Charles Vasas

Intern

Mark P. Finlay, AIA

President & CEO

President and founder of the firm, Finlay received an Associate Degree in Architectural Engineering from the Wentworth Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.  He then continued his studies at the University of Kentucky at Lexington, where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture Degree and won top honors for architectural design.  During his last semester at the University of Kentucky he traveled to Europe, primarily Paris and Venice, to further his studies in architecture.  Upon his return to the U.S., Finlay went on to work for the firm of Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo and Associates in Hamden, Connecticut for seven years.  In 1984, Finlay established Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA.  As principal and senior designer of the firm, he oversees and personally directs the design and execution of each of the firm’s projects.  Since its opening, Finlay’s work has been recognized by numerous awards and widely published in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Golf Digest and Town & Country, among other leading national and regional publications.  The firm’s work has been featured in many books including Architect Russell Versaci’s “Roots of Home,” released in 2008. He was inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame in 2018 for his work in architecture. Finlay is a registered architect in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Maryland, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming, and also in Canada.  He is also a member of the American Institute of Architecture and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America. Finlay and his wife Jeanne have four children and reside in Fairfield, Connecticut. 

Joseph P. Mulligan

Partner

Joseph P. Mulligan is one of the four Partners at Mark P. Finlay Architects. Originally from Stratford, Connecticut, he graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York.  After graduation, he worked at A. J. Palmieri Architects & Associates, where he spent ten years working primarily on small scale commercial properties. From there he moved to Kasper Associates for three years as the Director of Architecture and Engineering for many small and large scale commercial projects. Mulligan joined Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA in 1999 and was named partner in 2005. Today, he leads the firm’s technical teams in residential and commercial projects.  He is a registered architect in the state of Connecticut. Mulligan lives in Stratford, Connecticut with his wife Donna and three sons. 

Jay L. Valade

Partner

Jay L. Valade Jr. has been with Mark P. Finlay Architects full time since 1987.  Originally from Trumbull, Connecticut, Valade attended the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture in South Bend, Indiana where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture Degree in 1987.  During his studies, Valade took part in the University’s year-long Rome Studies Program in Italy.  Upon returning to the United States, he took an internship at Mark P. Finlay Architects as he continued with his university studies. After graduation, Valade joined Mark P. Finlay Architects full time as an Architectural Associate. In 2005, he was named Partner.  As Senior Designer, Valade leads the firm’s design teams for various residential and commercial projects. He is a registered architect in the state of Connecticut. Valade lives in Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife and two children. 

Brandt Jobst

Architect

Brandt is a Connecticut native and architect for Mark P. Finlay Architects. He graduated from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Architecture and minored in the History of Art and Architecture. Prior to joining Mark P. Finlay Architects, Brandt worked for Wiles Architects as a Designer, Project Architect and BIM Coordinator, where he gained extensive experience in educational, vocational, assisted living and religious projects. In 2014, after construction was completed on a large church that Brandt was acutely involved in, it was awarded the AIA Connecticut People’s Choice Award. Brandt lives in Fairfield with his wife, Janet, and their four children. He views architecture as the ultimate art form, deeply transforming and impacting the living environment. Brandt is a registered architect in the State of Connecticut and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Bryan Kocher

Architect

Bryan Kocher serves as a project manager for local residential and commercial projects.  Bryan is originally from Philadelphia and received a Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University. Prior to joining the firm, Bryan worked on commercial projects at J. Stevens and Associates in Glenside, Pennsylvania.  He then gained experience in high-end custom home design at Stokes Architecture in Philadelphia.  Bryan is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Maureen Kokorda

Senior Architectural Associate

Maureen started at MPF Architects as an intern while attending Wellesley College.  She graduated cum laude from Wellesley with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, which included coursework at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Maureen’s enthusiasm for architecture was cultivated through her time spent living abroad, during which she enjoyed exploring Europe’s medieval towns.  As a senior associate, Maureen is an integral part of the interior architecture team.  

Matt Lian

Senior Architectural Associate

Matt Lian joined MPF Architects in 2001.  As a project manager, he is responsible for the design, drawing production, and construction administration of several large residential projects throughout New England. Matt graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.  While at school, Matt was a member of the American Institute of Architecture Students and an avid volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. His work with the program began when he worked on several projects in New Haven, Connecticut, while still in high school at Fairfield Prep.

Deborah Szabo

Architectural Interior Designer

Deborah Szabo is a longstanding associate of the MPF Architects team and has been here since she joined the firm in 1994.  As a senior associate, Debbie provides expertise in interior architectural design of residential and commercial projects. Debbie began her education at Becker Junior College in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she received an Associate Degree in Interior Design. Continuing her studies, Debbie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from Winthrop University in South Carolina (an accredited FIDER/CIDA university). Debbie is also certified by the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). An avid photographer, Debbie enjoys traveling - to locations as distant as New Zealand - and discovering new inspirations that contribute to her architectural work. 

Ryan T. Ralston

Architect

Ryan T. Ralston was raised in Fairfield with roots going back to Colonial America in the Sherwood and Burr lineages. An alumnus of Fairfield Prep and Carnegie Mellon University, he graduated undergrad with college honors, having received a Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Business Administration. Before joining Mark P. Finlay Architects, Ryan work on high-end residential and leisure club projects for Christopher Pagliaro Architects (formerly PBS Architects) in Darien and Sawyer|Berson Architecture & Landscape in New York City. He currently works as an Architect at MPFA, preparing design presentations, construction documents, and managing construction administration. Ryan is a Registered Architect in; CT, NY, RI, NJ, MA, and DC. In his leisure time, he enjoys backcountry backpacking, hiking, Formula 1, traveling domestically and abroad, and generally anything that involves spending time outside. He has lived in Black Rock, Norwalk, Jersey City, Pittsburgh, and currently resides in Fairfield with his wife Meagan.

Kurt Wayne

Architect

Kurt Wayne is a Senior Architect at Mark P. Finlay Architects, with over 25 years of experience across a broad range of project types and scales. A registered Architect in the state of Connecticut and member of the AIA, Kurt is a highly effective project manager with the ability to coordinate all project activities and build consensus among clients and contractors.  An alumnus of Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Kurt received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lehigh University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to joining Mark P. Finlay Architects, Kurt worked as a project manager on commercial projects for both Gensler and Studios Architecture in New York City, and on commercial, education, and residential projects at Roger Ferris + Partners in Westport.  Kurt is a founding board member of the Stratfield Village Association in Fairfield, which facilitates community awareness and involvement in the neighborhood. Kurt lives in the Stratfield neighborhood with his wife and two children.

Antonio Malangone

Architect

Born and raised in Connecticut, Antonio has appreciated architecture from a young age. He received a Master's degree in Architecture at Roger Williams University, where he also participated in the abroad program in Florence, Italy for a semester. He gained experience in multi-family housing projects at CUBE3 in Lawrence, MA, as well as Kenneth Boroson Architects (New Haven). His passion lies primarily in high end residential projects and their detail. Antonio's pastime includes playing his guitars and cooking. He also travels to Italy often to visit family and friends.

Fabiana Baker

Architectural Associate

Fabiana moved to the US shortly after graduating from Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she received a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. She worked several years in New Canaan, CT for an architectural firm and then for MHH, an interior designer. She then gained experience in high-end custom residential projects at Forehand + Lake in Fairfield, CT.  She lives in Norwalk, CT with her husband and daughter.

Andrew Vaccarelli

Architectural Associate

Originally from Prospect, CT, Andrew received a Master’s degree in Architecture from Roger Williams University in 2019. Prior to starting at MFA, he worked at BSC Services, LLC in Wallingford for 6 years developing cognitive skills in commercial construction processes as well as adopting a hands-on work ethic. Andrew maintains a continuous experiential pursuit of greater knowledge and desire to create, formulating his passion for architectural design. 

Casey Ray

Architectural Associate

Casey was born and raised in Poland, ME before moving to Bristol, RI for college, where he attended Roger Williams University. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and minor in Sustainability Studies, he continued on to receive master’s degree in architecture.  Upon graduation, he moved to Connecticut to work for Amenta|Emma Architects in Hartford, CT, where he worked on many higher education and mixed use projects throughout the state. Casey lives in Bethany, CT with his wife, Rachel and daughters, Finley and Avery.

Kaitlyn Cunningham

Architectural Associate

Kaitlyn grew up admiring the beautiful high end residential properties in her hometown, Greenwich, CT. She enjoyed drawing and art through her young academic career which led her to study architecture. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture from UMass Amherst then went on to earn her Master of Architecture from Roger Williams University in 2019. Kaitlyn joined the MPFA design team in November 2021.

In her free time, she coaches a competitive travel cheer team, sees her Italian family for macaroni dinner, and hangs out with friends where she currently resides in Stamford, CT.

Nicholas Rapillo

Architect

A native of Trumbull, Nicholas joined MPF in 2021. He received his M.Arch degree from Parsons School of Constructed Environments and a BA in Visual Arts from Fordham University. Prior to joining MPF, he interned for Kiss + Cathcart Architects. Nick is also an alum of Fairfield Prep, and he earned his Eagle Scout rank from local Troop 68 in 2010.

Joseph Makary

Architectural Associate

Joseph was born and raised in Lebanon where he received a bachelor’s degree in architecture. Before moving to the states, he was able to gain extensive experience in commercial, residential transportation, and mixed-use projects in the Middle East, Africa, and the Far East. He became a LEED Green Associate and proceeded his career in New York where he acquired more experience in residential designs while working for ISAAC-RAE Studio.

Joseph lives with his wife in Connecticut. Motivated by the lifelong learning experience, he is keen on sustainability practices, reading, learning more languages, photography, and sculpting.

Christian Azana

Architectural Associate

Christian entered the architectural design industry after graduating from the University of Hartford. With a degree in Architecture and Design, he worked for a number of firms and as a freelance designer, taking pride in both his passion for his work and the people he works with. Christian joined Mark P. Finlay Architects in 2022 with the objective to build lasting relationships, expand his architectural experience and meet new challenges in the field.

In his spare time, Christian pursues his artistic ambitions by drawing comics and enjoys cooking at his home in Bridgeport

Mary K. Cavazos

Landscape Architect

Mary Kokorda Cavazos is a Landscape Designer on the MPFA team, creating the outdoor spaces where people form their most cherished memories. Mary earned her Master of Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont. She views Landscape Architecture as the confluence of ecology, design, and human experience. Over the past several years she has worked for an engineering firm, a plant nursery, and as a landscape designer for Pellettieri Associates in New Hampshire, developing concepts and planting plans for lakefront vacation homes. She is thrilled to be back in Fairfield County where she grew up. Mary enjoys painting, cooking, exploring walking trails, and fishing - all activities that inform her relationship to the landscape. She and her husband live in Monroe with their family.

Alexandra Varvoglis

Senior Interior Designer

A ten year veteran of MPF Interiors, Alexandra Varvoglis is responsible for the design and production of several residential and commercial projects.  Her expertise and attention to detail is displayed throughout each phase of the design process from start to finish. She attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.  During her studies, she had the unique opportunity to travel to Italy, England, and France to study textile factories and architecture, and interned at DAS Architects in Philadelphia.  Alexandra then returned to her home state of Connecticut to accept a position at MPF Interiors.  Her inspiration in becoming an interior designer was to follow in her mother’s creative footsteps.

Tugce Sternemann

Senior Interior Designer

Tugce was born in Turkey and moved to the U.S. at the age of 16, she now lives in Fairfield, CT. She attended University of Bridgeport and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and also has an Associate degree in Architecture. Tugce’s internship alongside her professor specialized in residential projects. After graduating with Summa cum laude, she worked as a lighting designer and has been in luxury residential interior design for 5+ years. Tugce’s experience with MPF Interiors involves incorporating her stylish touch into commercial projects along with high end residential, both locally and internationally. Her love for interior design started at an early age when she would travel to Ankara with her mom and was inspired by the textiles and handmade Turkish rugs. With a love for antiquing and fashion, weekends are usually spent shopping and finding new antique markets to visit.

Alex Goossen

Project Coordinator

Joining Mark Finlay Architects in the fall of 2017, Alex is native to upstate New York where she graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics. Immediately following graduation, she moved to Los Angeles where she was right hand to Christine London, a high-end Landscape Designer in Beverly Hills. Her passion for architecture and design has shaped the make-up of her work experience, ranging from a luxury furniture showroom to real estate here in Fairfield. Moving back east to be closer to family, she now lives in Black Rock, Connecticut.

Aggie Crescente

Office Manager

Aggie moved to CT from Buenos Aires, Argentina shortly after graduating from St. Paul’s College, a private bilingual British school. She then attended Western Connecticut State University to obtain a degree in Business Administration, after which she began her 21 yearlong Bookkeeping career at a high-end Interior Design/Home furnishing company in Fairfield County, CT. She lives in Trumbull with her daughter Emily.

Ben Roland

Intern

Mike Mulligan

Intern

Stan Yarmoussik

Intern

Emma Hammond

Executive Office Assistant/Social Media Manager

Emma joins the MPF team after several years of leadership in the retail and fitness industries. A native of Northford, CT, she attended the University of Connecticut where she earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies with a concentration in Health & Society. Her previous experience involves managing teams and liaising with clientele, which informs her work as the primary point of contact for MPF. Emma currently resides in Hamden, CT, and when she isn’t in the office she enjoys time at the gym and on walking trails.

Dazjon Freeman

Studio Assistant

Growing up in Connecticut, Dazjon’s passion for creating came about from a young age. Inspired by the classical and contemporary styles of houses along the Long Island Sound, he began a course towards a career within the design field. His appreciation for architecture and interior design introduced him to MPF Architects, starting as a recurring intern. In his role as Studio Assistant, he supports the team wherever possible, in architecture, interiors or general office work. Dazjon’s involvement in all branches of the firm fosters his ability to learn and understand the many facets of the design industry. Outside the office, Dazjon continues taking architecture classes at a local CT college and continues to pursue his design career ambitions.

Charles Vasas

Intern

Award Winning Firm

- 2023 -

Cottages and Gardens
“Innovation in Design Awards – Architecture”
The White House
Washington, Connecticut

Cottages and Gardens
“Innovation in Design Awards – Small Spaces”
The White House - Pool House
Washington, Connecticut

Athome in Fairfield County Magazine
“A-List Award - Traditional Architecture Greater than 7,000 sqft”
The White House
Washington, Connecticut

Athome in Fairfield County Magazine
“A-List Award – Kids Bedroom" - Finalist
The White House
Washington, Connecticut

Athome in Fairfield County Magazine
“A-List Award – Poolhouse" - Finalist
The White House
Washington, Connecticut

- 2022 -

HOBI Award
“Best Custom Home 9,000-10,000 sqft”
Private Residence 
Washington, Connecticut

- 2020 -

AIA CT Alice Washburn Award
“Excellence in Architecture – New Construction”
Private Residence 
Greenwich, Connecticut

- 2019 -

Serendipity Magazine
"Design Innovator Award" - Finalist
Private Residence
Ridgefield, Connecticut

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine
"A-List Award – Pool House" - Finalist
Private Residence
Ridgefield, Connecticut

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine
"A-List Award – Traditional Architecture over 7,000 sqft" - Finalist
Private Residence
Southport, Connecticut

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine
"A-List Award – Office/Library" - Finalist
Private Residence
Greenwich, Connecticut

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine
“A-List Award – Commercial Space”
Trinity Forest Golf Club 
Dallas, Texas

LUXE Magazine
“Red Award – Traditional Architecture”
Ridgefield Barn
Ridgefield, Connecticut

Best of HOUZZ 2019 Award in Design

- 2018 -

Best of HOUZZ 2018 Award in Design

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine
"A-List Award - Bath Design: Traditional" - Finalist
Private Residence
Greenwich, Connecticut

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine
"A-List Award – Kitchen Design: Traditional/Classic" - Finalist
Private Residence
Southport, Connecticut

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine
"A-List Award – Office/Library" - Finalist
Private Residence
Southport, Connecticut

New England Design Hall of Fame
Mark P. Finlay - Inductee

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine
"A-List Award - Traditional Architecture over 7,000 Square Feet"
Private Residence
Greenwich, Conneticut

- 2017 -

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine
"A-List Award - Office/Library"
Private Residence
Meredith, New Hampshire

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine
"A-List Award - Bath Design: Transitional/Modern" - Finalist
Private Residence
Marco Island, Florida

2017 Luxe Gold List

Best of Houzz 2017 Award in Design

- 2016 - 

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine
"A-List Award - Traditional Architecture Over 7,000 Square Feet"
Private Residence
Southport, Connecticut

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine
"A-List Award - Poolhouse" - Finalist
Private Poolhouse
Darien, Connecticut

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine
"A-List Award - Traditional Architecture Under 7,000 Square Feet" - Finalist
Private Residence
New Canaan, Connecticut

- 2015 -

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine 
“A-List Award - Renovation” - Finalist
Private Residence
Southport, Connecticut

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens 
“Innovation in Design Awards - Kitchens” - Second Place
Private Residence
Fairfield, Connecticut

- 2014 -

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens 
“Innovation in Design Awards - Kitchens” - Second Place
Private Residence
Southport, Connecticut

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine 
“A-List Award - Renovation”
Boathouse Renovation
Newport, Rhode Island

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine
"A-List Award - Modern Residence" - Finalist
Private Residence
Newport, Rhode Island

- 2013 -

New Canaan Preservation Alliance 
“Preservation Award” 
Private Residence 
New Canaan, Connecticut

Newport Restoration Foundation 
“Doris Duke Historic Preservation Award”
Boathouse Renovation
Newport, Rhode Island

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens 
“Innovation in Design Award - Architecture”
Private Residence
Darien, Connecticut

- 2012 -

Golf Inc. Magazine 
“Clubhouse of the Year" - Third Place
The Patterson Club
Fairfield, Connecticut

- 2011 -

At Home in Fairfield County Magazine 
“A-List Award - Traditional Architecture over 7,000 Square Feet” 
Private Residence
Darien, Connecticut

- 2009 -

AIA Connecticut 
“People’s Choice Award The Place in Which I’d Most Like to Study” 
Private Library
Ridgefield, Connecticut

The Associated General Contractors of America 
“Construction Industry Awards - Designer of the Year”
1020 Post Road
Darien, Connecticut

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens 
“Innovation in Design Award - Architecture"
Private Residence
Fairfield, Connecticut

Connecticut Main Street Center 
“Property Owner of the Year Award for Economic Restructuring”
1020 Post Road
Darien, Connecticut

 - 2008 - 

Historic Savannah Foundation 
“Historic Preservation Award” 
The Olde Pink House
Savannah, Georgia

- 2007 -

AIA New England 
“People’s Choice Awards - The House in Which I’d Most Like to Live”
Private Residence
Southport, Connecticut

- 2006 -

Golf Digest
“Best Accommodation for Golf Retreats”
Alotian Golf Club
Little Rock, Arkansas

- 2005 -

Nicholas H. Fingelly with Fairfield Chamber of Commerce 
“Visual Improvement Award” 
Rosewell Building
Southport, Connecticut

- 2004 -

Aurora Award
“Building and Design Excellence” 
Private Residence
Kiawah Island, South Carolina

AIA Connecticut 
Alice Washburn Award" - Honorable Mention
Private Residence
Kent, Connecticut

- 1999 -

The Westport Architectural Review Board 
“Award for Design Excellence” 
Westport Village Square
Westport, Connecticut

- 1996 -

Merit Award 
“Custom Home Design Award” 
Private Residence
Darien, Connecticut

- 1994 -

Professional Builder Magazine 
“Best in American Remodeling Award” 
Juror

- 1991 -

Professional Builder Magazine 
“Best in American Remodeling Award” 
Stone Residence

- 1990 -

Nicholas Fingelly 
“VIP Award”
1248 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut

Honored Member
“Who’s Who in U.S. Executives for Achievements in Architecture”

- 1989 -

CSA/AIA 
“Design Award” 
Private Residence
Fairfield, Connecticut

AIA/Red Cedar Bureau 
“Excellence in Design Award” 
Pine Ridge Condominiums
Fairfield, Connecticut

CSA 
“10/10 & Under” 
An Architectural Exhibition honoring the top ten architectural firms in Connecticut who have been 
in practice for less than ten years and have fewer than ten architects in the firm

- 1988 -

Nicholas H. Fingelly 
“VIP Award” 
Larry’s Diner
Fairfield, Connecticut

Nicholas H. Fingelly 
“VIP Award” 
Sherman Green Shopping Center
Fairfield, Connecticut

- 1987 -

AIA/Red Cedar Shingle Bureau 
“Excellence in Design Award” 
Private Residence
Westport, Connecticut

CSA/AIA 
“Public Space Award”
Fairfield Streetscape
Fairfield, Connecticut

- 1986 -

Nicholas H. Fingelly 
“VIP Award” 
1552 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut

- 1985 -

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce 
“VIP Award” 
2000 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut

Nicholas H. Fingelly 
“VIP Award”
10 Spruce Street
Southport, Connecticut

- 1984 -

“National Streetscape Award”
The firm’s re-design of downtown Fairfield’s streetscape awarded
first prize in national design competition