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Proud to be serving Connecticut for 30 years

1990

YEAR ESTABLISHED

41

AWARDS WON

ABOUT US

Our firm, located on Audubon Street in

downtown New Haven, was founded in

1990 by Paul B. Bailey, AIA, a graduate

of the Yale School of Architecture, and has since

grown into a mid-sized firm of diverse talents, including

six registered architects and project managers. In the early

90's, the firm quickly developed a reputation for high quality

design work in the areas of master planning for municipal, religious and other non-profit organizations, multi-family housing, the renovation and restoration of historic structures and single family residences. The prevailing aspiration of the firm's design work is a high regard for the special needs of the individual client and respect for the historic context and setting of each individual project, with the intent to create structures that look as though they truly belong in their surrounding neighborhood, inside or attached to their existing building, or within their existing space or room.  These design efforts have been recognized nationally with several prestigious awards over the years and returning clients who with new projects for us to design and manage.  In the 30 years since the founding of our firm, our reputation and depth of experience has steadily grown, resulting in our current position as one of the pre-eminent firms in New England specializing in high quality and cost-effective project modernization and new construction.  

CONTACT

110 Audubon Street

New Haven, CT 06510

office@pbbarchitect.com

Tel: 203-776-8888

 

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Paul B. Bailey

Principal

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The principal of this firm, with over 44 years of experience in the field, Paul acts as the full-time Contact Person throughout the duration of all projects and provides all client interface during all phases. Paul has worked on the design, rehabilitation and/or inspection of over $200 million worth of HUD, CHFA and/or DECD funded multi-family housing projects involving over 8,500 residential units.  Paul is a member of AIA, NCARB-certified, and LEED AP (B+C) certified.

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Jarett Crooks

Director of Architecture

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Jarett has over 39 years of diverse experience in architecture, including housing, education and large medical facilities. While owning and managing his own firm several years ago, he was involved with projects ranging from custom residences and historic preservation to restaurants and tenant build-outs. Currently, he is in charge of Construction Administration, Technical Drawing Review and Specifications.

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Susan Bridgewater Odell

Senior Project Architect

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As Senior Project Architect, with over 22 years of experience, Susan is responsible for the applicable codes and regulations governing all projects to ensure the highest level of service to clients. Motivated by a strong belief in the importance of sustainable housing for all, Ms. Odell is a Certified Passive House Consultant. Her design for Columbus Commons, New Britain, is one of the first Passive House multi-family housing projects in Connecticut.

Shubashree Balakumar

Project Manager

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Jarett has over 39 years of diverse experience in architecture, including housing, education and large medical facilities. While owning and managing his own firm several years ago, he was involved with projects ranging from custom residences and historic preservation to restaurants and tenant build-outs. Currently, he is in charge of Construction Administration, Technical Drawing Review and Specifications.

John Merriman

Project Architect

John has a wide range of experience in architecture over a 50 year career, including residential design, multi-family housing, retail and concessions, mixed use projects and performing arts venues. John oversees design development, materials selection, specs and technical details, construction document preparation, following through to construction phase for new construction and renovations.

Richard Rakoczy

Job Captain

Rich has a unique career history with 22 years of hands-on experience in construction and 19 subsequent years in architecture. This gives him unique experience and knowledge of construction details and technique. His responsibilities include the development of projects from Design Development through Construction Documents.

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Teresa Gonzalez

Project Manager

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Teresa has more than 25 years of experience working on a diversity of projects from education to housing, residential and institutional. Her responsibilities include Construction Documents and Construction Administration. Teresa’s current projects in our firm include work on the Judd Homestead at Russo Estates (40 units) in Fairfield, Colonial Village (200 units) in Norwalk, West Woods (50 units) in Hamden, 184 units in Hartford and Donora Apartments in Donora, Pennsylvania.

Christina Buompane

Architectural Designer / Job Captain

Christina has over 18 years of experience in architecture. She is responsible for working on all phases of the projects from initial design to end construction. Her responsibilities include design, drafting, material research, 3D modeling, coordination with project consultants, client interaction, research planning, zoning, building code analysis, and construction and presentation drawings. She assists senior architectural staff members and is also presently sitting for her Architecture License.

Carey Ramino

Project Manager / Interior Designer

Carey has more than 25 years of experience in architecture including commercial, healthcare and educational projects. She assists architects with project management from initial program development through contract documents. Her responsibilities detailing interior and exterior architectural elements. She works directly with clients to select and specify all interior and exterior finish materials, custom cabinetry, lighting, and interior furnishings.

Janice Blanck

Job Captain / Draftsperson

Janice has over 26 years of experience at PBBA. She  assists the Architects in all phases of design and construction drawings, including field measuring, drafting existing conditions, color presentation drawings, zoning submission, interior design, lighting selection, and finish and color selections.

Cheryl Sacco

Operations Manager

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Cheryl has 37 years of experience in business management, including in the fields of real estate and construction.  Cheryl works with the Architectural Project Team in assisting with documentation for various projects.  She is additionally responsible for sourcing new business and projects for the firm.  Cheryl also acts as Client Liaison to maintain ongoing relationships throughout project developments.  Coordinating all the purchasing, billing, collections, subcontractor billing, and the day to day operations of the organization are also part of her responsibilities. She has been a Notary Public since 1989.

Sabina Mazare

Draftsperson

Sabina is a Draftsperson with 21 years of experience in the architectural field. She is responsible for all phases of construction document production. Her experience includes commercial and residential projects, working closely with the Project Architect to ensure smooth transition from Design Phase through Construction.

Sivan Amar

Office Manager

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Sivan has 15 year of experience in Arts Administration, having worked as a Registrar in commercial galleries, artist studios, private collections, and public museums, including as Registrar & Production Manager at Tate Liverpool in England. As Office Manager, Sivan assists the Architectural Project Team in the design and preparation of Proposals and Interviews, communicates with our clients, coordinates plans and specs, and assists with Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. She also designs and updates the company website and promotional material, coordinates all operational functions. Sivan has been a Notary Public since 2020.

Meet The Team