Colin Smith Architecture Inc. is a group of focused professionals committed to creating simple, artful and memorable places. Since its founding in 2002, Colin Smith Architecture has devoted a significant portion of its time and talent to developing a diverse portfolio of work. Our ability to work within traditional or modern forms of architecture & interiors has strengthened our sensibilities as designers. We are avid problem solvers who strive to coordinate all aspects of building design with the project team.

We are passionate about employing our craft to create functional space while seamlessly integrating with the landscape to enrich the human experience. Searching for solutions that hold value to our clients & are meaningful to their environment and the needs they reflect is critical to our mission as designers.

Team

Colin P. Smith, AIA, Principal

Colin Smith was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1993 and graduated with Distinction from RISD with Bachelors in Architecture in 1994 where he received the Henry Adams Medal, the school's highest academic honor. He interned with the award-winning firms of Machado & Silvetti and Office dA. After graduating, Colin joined the practices of Robert Luchetti Associates and Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects, where he worked as a designer and project architect on numerous commercial, corporate, academic and institutional projects.

After receiving his architectural license in 1999, Colin joined Margulies & Associates, where he was promoted to the position of associate. While at Margulies & Associates he designed and managed corporate interiors and was the senior designer for the new 325,000 SF ($100M+) building for Blue Cross Blue Shield in Hingham, MA.

In 2002, Colin founded Colin Smith Architecture, Inc., an architecture and interior design firm located in Lexington, Massachusetts. The firm has grown significantly since then with projects ranging from high-end custom homes, historic building renovations, and religious buildings to corporate interiors. Regardless of the building type, method of construction or budget, the firm strives for solutions that hold value to our clients and are meaningful to their surroundings.

Colin has been extensively involved with Town committees and organizations (Lexington Chamber President 2011, Design Advisory Committee Chair 2005-2009). He has taught design and drawing studios at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Boston Architectural Center where he was an adjunct faculty member and thesis advisor respectively.

Colin is registered as an architect in Massachusetts and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is also an active member of the American Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects.

Massachusetts Architectural License #10314
American Institute of Architects #30177810

Ian Hurlburt, Director of Design

Ian Hurlburt was born in Texas and raised in southern Maine. In 1991 he entered the architectural field while attending high school, interning with architectural and planning offices in the Portland area. While attending college, he transitioned from intern to an architectural designer and job captain for institutional, commercial and residential clients throughout coastal New England. Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, he has held lead design and project management positions at various architectural, interior design and landscape architecture offices in the greater Boston area. He has also completed several architectural design competitions, is an established painter and published poet. In addition to this, Ian has taught building technology seminars, and served as studio critic for the Department of Architecture at RISD.

Ian joined Colin Smith Architecture in 2007. His work reflects the firm's design process and philosophy by focusing on modern approaches and classic inspiration to create smart, sensible places for living and working.

Hannah Levine, Architect

Hannah Levine was born and raised in Lexington, MA. She began drawing houses at age 7 and is fortunate to have fulfilled her lifelong dream of working in the field of architecture. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. Hannah worked at Burt Hill's Boston office on various interior office fit out projects as a student intern.

Hannah spent six months studying architecture abroad at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. Her studies focused on the Bauhaus architecture of Tel Aviv and contemporary planning issues in the city of Jerusalem.

For two months Hannah lived in a straw-bale built shelter at Kibbutz Lotan, Israel. She enriched her knowledge of sustainable design and agriculture, and received a certificate in Permaculture Design in the Green Apprenticeship Training Program. As part of ongoing community development, she built earthen plastered structures integrated with alternative materials and discarded objects.

Hannah continues to be involved in the enivronmental community through the organization Beantown Jewish Gardens, with who she developed the first Boston Jewish Food Conference.

Hannah joined Colin Smith Architecture in 2009 and recieved her architecture license in December 2016.

Chris Brooks, Architectural Designer

Chris Brooks was born in Northwest Connecticut, and studied at Northeastern University's School of Architecture. There he earned a Bachelor of Architecture, with a concentration on institutional architecture, building systems and urban planning. 

Since 2007, Chris has has collaborated on dozens of high-end residential projects throughout New England. With a background in wood frame construction, he has worked on a wide array of projects including quaint farm houses, retro-fitted barn residences, Georgian estates and an ultra-modern steel/glass home. 

Chris specializes in architectural renderings, and has been developing his talents since 2009 when he beganChris Brooks Architectural Visualization, providing rendering services for designers, builders and developers. In addition to his architecture career, he is also an accomplished studio musician. 

Chris joined Colin Smith Architecture in 2014.

Tricia Weisberg, Finance Manager