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About Us

Amenta Emma Architects is an award-winning architectural and interior design firm with offices in Hartford, CT, New York, NY, and Boston, MA. Since our founding in 1985 by Anthony J. Amenta and Robert A. Emma, we have achieved an award-winning design reputation, as well as one for technical strength.

Our Beliefs

Great Design is a Powerful Tool.

We believe that design should reflect our clients’ cultures and strengthen their reputations. We believe design can empower. These beliefs drive a rigorous and creative process involving in-depth research, design thinking, and precise execution.

CORE VALUES
Creativity

Dedication to exploring and the pursuit of innovation.

Passion

A drive that propels us towards excellence every day.

Empathy

Consideration of our people, our clients, our communities and our planet.

Diligence

Commitment to the best effort in all we do.

Precision

Careful and thoughtful execution of our endeavors.

Services

Amenta Emma Architects provides a diverse range of services to commercial, institutional, and academic clients to increase their productivity, competitiveness, efficiency, and profitability. Our Services include:

Architecture
Interior Design
Master Planning
Programming
Sustainability
Code Compliance Reviews
Facility Conditions Assessments

Principals

Tony

Anthony J. Amenta

AIA, LEED AP
Principal
BIO

Myles

Myles R. Brown

AIA, LEED AP
Principal
BIO

Bob

Robert A. Emma

Partner Emeritus

Tom

Thomas J. Quarticelli

AIA, LEED AP
Principal
BIO

Bob

Robert E. Swain Jr.

AIA, LEED AP
Principal
BIO

Michael

Michael B. Tyre

AIA, LEED AP
Principal
BIO

Team

Rob

Rob Adams

Associate Principal

Tom

Thomas Barker

Craig

Craig Battisto

AIA, LEED AP CSI
Associate Principal
Director of Technical Production

Heather

Heather Bear

Controller, Associate

Christina

Christina Blakemore

Graphic Designer, Associate

Peter

Peter Bowman

RA
Senior Associate

Kathryn

Kathryn Cizek

Administrative Assistant

Kyle

Kyle Cruz

AIA
Associate

Dennis

Dennis Faga

AIA
Senior Associate

Alexis

Alexis Hoff

Associate AIA

Pawel

Pawel L. Honc

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate

Mallory

Mallory Hudak

Kelly

Kelly Johnson

Emily

Emily Knipe

IIDA, LEED AP, WELL AP
Senior Associate

Ra

Rachana Ky

AIA
Senior Associate

Michelle

Michelle Lanney

AIA
Associate

Rob

Robert Larson

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Associate

Jenna

Jenna McClure

AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate

Marc

Marc Moura

Senior Associate, Design Director

Evan

Evan Mozzer

Nayef

Nayef Mudawar

AIA

Andrea

Andrea Olson

IIDA, Associate AIA, WELL AP

Nicole

Nicole Owens

Marketing and Communications Manager, Associate

Debra

Debra Seay

AIA, WELL AP
Senior Associate

Kemal

Kemal Zahirovic

Associate

Awards

The bi-product of great design is recognition. Amenta Emma is pleased to be recognized by our peers and the client community.

Business Council of Fairfield County Healthy Workplace Employer Recognition
Silver Award

Connecticut Art Directors Club
Gold Award
Amenta Emma Business Cards

Connecticut Building Congress Project Team Awards
Project Team of the Year
Lafayette Hall at Housatonic Community College
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Connecticut Building Congress Project Team Awards
First Place: Major Renovations/Expansions
Lafayette Hall at Housatonic Community College
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Society for Marketing Professional Services Award
Connecticut Chapter
Best Video
Amenta Emma Video

CREW CT Blue Ribbon Awards
Best In Class – Transit Oriented Development
616 New Park
West Hartford, Connecticut

Rethinking the Future
Architecture, Construction & Design Awards
Awardee – Corporate Interior (Built)
Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group
Hamden, Connecticut

International Design Awards
Architecture/Low Cost Housing –
Silver Award
616 New Park
West Hartford, Connecticut

International Design Awards
Architecture/Institutional –
Bronze Award
Lafayette Hall at Housatonic Community College
Bridgeport, Connecticut

AIA Connecticut Design Awards
Merit Award – Built – Education
CREC Discovery Academy
Wethersfield, Connecticut

AIA Connecticut Design Awards
Merit Award – Built – Commercial
Symmetry Partners
Glastonbury, Connecticut

Contract Magazine Healthcare Environment
Awards – Long Term Memory Care
The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights
Hartford, Connecticut

Boston Society of Architects
Healthcare Facilities Design
Honor Award
The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights
Hartford, Connecticut

Boston Society of Architects
Interior Architecture and Design Award
Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group
Hamden, Connecticut

Affordable Housing Finance
Readers’ Choice Awards
Urban Development – Finalist
616 New Park Ave
West Hartford, Connecticut

CT Associated Builders & Contractors Award
First Place Project
616 New Park Ave
West Hartford, Connecticut

CT Associated Builders & Contractors Award
First Place Project
UConn Putnam Refectory
Storrs, Connecticut

SMPS Marketing Communications Award
Best Digital-Direct Mail Campaign
Orange Pop! Newsletter

AIA CT Business Architecture Award
Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group
Hamden, Connecticut

International Design Awards
Interior Design/Office Honorable Mention
Pladis
White Plains, New York

International Design Awards
Interior Design/Office – Honorable Mention
Phoenix
Hartford, Connecticut

International Design Awards
Interior Design/Renovation – Honorable Mention
Phoenix
Hartford, Connecticut

CREW CT Blue Ribbon Awards
Best In Class – Healthcare
The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights
Hartford, Connecticut

IIDA New England Design Award
Best In Connecticut
The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights
Hartford, Connecticut

IIDA New England Design Award
Best Senior Living
The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights
Hartford, Connecticut

39th annual Interiors Awards presented by Contract Magazine
Adaptive Reuse
Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group
Hamden, Connecticut

Interior Design Best of Year Awards
Extra Small Office – Honoree
Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group
Hamden, Connecticut

AIA Quad Awards
Built/Education – Honor Award
CREC Discovery Academy
Wethersfield, Connecticut

AIA Connecticut Awards
Built/Interior Architecture – Honor Award
Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group
Hamden, Connecticut

The American Architecture Prize
Interior Design/Workplaces – Winner
Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group
Hamden, Connecticut

The American Architecture Prize
Commercial – Honorable Mention
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
Stamford, Connecticut

IIDA Healthcare Award
Extended Care & Assisted Living Facilities
The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights
Hartford, Connecticut

AIA National Design for Aging
Published Project
The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights
Hartford, Connecticut

AIA National Design for Aging
Special Recognition Award
Caleb Hitchcock Memory Care Neighborhood at Duncaster Retirement
Bloomfield, Connecticut

International Design Awards (IDA)
Interior Design/Commercial – Bronze Award
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
Stamford, Connecticut

International Design Awards (IDA)
Interior Design/Renovation – Bronze Award
Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group
Hamden, Connecticut

Society for Marketing Professional Services Award
Marketing Communications Social Media Award
Connecticut Chapter

Connecticut Building Congress Project Team Awards
First Place – Small Projects Category
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
Stamford, Connecticut

CREW CT Blue Ribbon Awards
Blue Ribbon
Symmetry Partners
Glastonbury, Connecticut

CREW CT Blue Ribbon Awards
Best Interior Design Project
Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group
Hamden, Connecticut

CREW CT Blue Ribbon Awards
Best In Class – Commercial
Symmetry Partners
Glastonbury, Connecticut

IIDA New England Design Award
Best In Show
Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group
Hamden, Connecticut

IIDA New England Design Award
Best In State
Symmetry Partners
Glastonbury, Connecticut

Senior Housing News Design and Architecture Awards
Best Stand Alone Memory Care
Duncaster Retirement Community
Dogwood Memory Care Neighborhood
Bloomfield, Connecticut

Senior Housing News Design and Architecture Awards
Best Independent Living – Runner Up
Thames Edge at Fairview
Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut
Groton, Connecticut

BUILD Architecture Awards 2016
Best Corporate Office Design
MC Credit Partners

Argentum Senior Living By Design Award
Duncaster Retirement Community
Dogwood Memory Care Neighborhood
Bloomfield, Connecticut

AIA CT People’s Choice Award
Pavilion at Middlesex Community College
Middletown, Connecticut

AIA New England Citation Award for
Excellence in Architecture
Symmetry Partners
Glastonbury, Connecticut

AIA New England People’s Choice Award
Symmetry Partners
Glastonbury, Connecticut

IIDA Healthcare Awards
Medical Practice Suites
RMA
Norwalk, Connecticut

AIA CT Business Architecture Award
The Burgess Group
West Hartford, Connecticut

CREW CT Blue Ribbon Awards
Best Specialty Project – Adaptive Reuse
CREC Discovery Academy
Wethersfield, Connecticut

Connecticut Building Congress Project Team Awards
Project Team of the Year
CREC Discovery Academy
Wethersfield, Connecticut

Connecticut Building Congress Project Team Awards
First Place: K-12
CREC Discovery Academy
Wethersfield, Connecticut

IIDA New England Design Award
Best In State
CREC Discovery Academy
Wethersfield, Connecticut

IIDA New England Design Award
Best Office Design: 30,000 – 80,000 sf
Xylem
Rye Brook, Connecticut

IIDA New England Design Award
Best Healthcare Design
RMA
Norwalk, Connecticut

AIA National Design for Aging Award
The Grove at Pineview
Covenant Village of Cromwell
Cromwell, Connecticut

AIA CT People’s Choice Award
Visual and Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, Connecticut

Awarded #1 Magnet High School in the U.S. by Magnet Schools of America
Pathways Academy of Technology and Design East Hartford, Connecticut

Best of BOMA Westchester Signature Award for Best Tenant Fit Out
Xylem
Rye Brook, New York

International Parking Institute Design Award
The Morgan Street Garage
Hartford, Connecticut

AIA CT Business Architecture Award
Shipman and Goodwin Offices
Hartford, Connecticut

Society for Marketing Professional Services Award
Website, National Small Firm Award

Society for Marketing Professional Services Award
Brochure, National Small Firm Award

Society for Marketing Professional Services Award
Direct Mail Campaign, National Small Firm Award

Society for Marketing Professional Services Award
Best Special Events Piece, Connecticut Chapter Small Firm Award

Hartford Architectural Conservancy Citation
South End Fleet Branch Bank
Hartford, Connecticut

Society of Interior Business Designers Award
Corporate Interiors – Credit Card Center Fairfield, Connecticut

Connecticut Society of Architects Winner
Emerging Architects Program
Excellency in Design

BOMA Building of the Year Award
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, Connecticut
500,000 – 1,000,000 sf category

BOMA Building of the Year Award
95 Glastonbury Blvd.
Glastonbury, Connecticut
100,000 – 500,000 sf category

Connecticut Society of Architects Award
Residential Design Program
320 North Steele Road
West Hartford, Connecticut

BOMA Building of the Year Award
The Gold Building
Hartford, Connecticut
500,000 – 1,000,000 sf category

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