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Proudly serving Connecticut for over 30 years




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.  


110 Audubon Street

New Haven, CT 06510

Tel: 203-776-8888

About Us

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Paul B. Bailey


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The principal of this firm, Paul has nearly 50 years of experience in the field and over 40 prestigious national architecture awards to his name. 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 (BD+C) certified. Paul is also a Historical Architect, listed with the State of Connecticut Historical Commission.


Susan Bridgewater Odell

Senior Associate

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Susan has over 25 years of diverse experience in architecture with experience in single and multi-family residential architecture, commercial architecture, historic rehabilitation and master planning for Smart Growth. As Senior Associate, she ensures our team provides the highest level of service to our clients. Motivated by a strong belief in the importance of sustainable housing for all, Susan is a certified Passive House consultant and strives to obtain the best energy-saving outcomes in all projects.


Richard Rakoczy
Senior Project Manager

Rich has a unique career history with 22 years of hands-on experience in construction and over 20 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.


Janice Blanck
Job Captain / Draftsperson

Janice has over 28 years of experience at Paul B. Bailey Architect, LLC. 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.


Shubashree Balakumar
Project Architect

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Shuba has a BARCH in Architecture from the R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore University, India, and is a Registered Architect in Connecticut. She has had a diverse career with over 25 years of experience in the architectural field.


Sabina Mazare

Sabina is a Draftsperson with 24 years of experience in the architectural field. She is responsible for all phases of construction document production. Her experience includes commercial and residential projects, and she works closely with the Project Architect to ensure smooth transition from Design Phase through Construction.


Ann Day
Project Architect

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Ann has a varied career of more than 18 years, with experience in project management, construction administration, interior design, commercial and municipal design, retail and office design, streetscaping, and high-end residential renovations and additions.


Ahmed Abdelghani

Ahmed is the most recent addition to our firm. He has previously worked as an Architectural Designer & Draftsperson with a focus in both residential and municipal design. As a Draftsperson with our firm, Ahmed works closely with the Architectural Design team to produce construction documents and drawings.


Edward Odell

Edward has previously worked as a professionally certified organ builder and restorer, which required knowledge and skill in drafting, design, programming, and electrical & mechanical engineering. As a Draftsperson, Edward works closely with the Architectural Design team to produce construction documents.

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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, sub-contractor billing, and the day to day operations of the organization are also part of her responsibilities. She has been a Notary Public since 1989.


Elizabeth Roberge
Office Manager / Assistant to Principal

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Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in Printmaking, and has held a number of professional positions related to art preservation and Historic Preservation. As Office Manager and Assistant to the Principal at Paul B. Bailey Architect, LLC, Ms. Roberge helps coordinate scheduling, assists in the design and preparation of proposals, and assists the Operations Manager in Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. She is also in charge of the company website and promotional material. She became a Notary Public in 2022.

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