About Us

Colin Smith Architecture Inc. is a team 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, with an emphasis on custom homes, historic renovations and interiors. 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 & beautiful space while seamlessly integrating architecture with the landscape and interior spaces.  We engage in a meaningful dialogue with the project team, share our experience and bring objectivity & creativity to bear in solving complex issues.  As such, we find solutions that hold value to our clients, the needs they reflect and craft beautiful spaces.  This is critical to our mission as designers.

Team

Colin P. Smith, AIA, Principal

Colin Smith was born and raised in Upstate 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 earning his architectural license in 1999, Colin joined Margulies & Associates, where he was the senior designer for all architectural projects in the office, including a new 325,000 SF building for Blue Cross Blue Shield in Hingham, MA, with a construction cost in excess of $100M.

In 2002, Colin founded Colin Smith Architecture, Inc., an architecture, interior design and preservation firm in Lexington, Massachusetts. The firm's work spans a variety of building types requiring excellence in design.  Regardless of the building type, method of construction or budget, the firm creates solutions that hold value to its clients and are meaningful to their surroundings.

Colin is a registered Architect in Massachusetts & Florida, is a member of the American Institue of Architects and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.  Colin has been extensively involved with Lexington Town committees and organizations and 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. 

    Massachusetts Architectural License #10314

    Florida Architectural LIcense #98456

    American Institute of Architects #30177810

    NCARB Record #72164

Colin has been a resident of Lexington for over 20 years, where he currently resides with his wife and three children.

 

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.

Chris Brooks, Project Manager & Designer

Chris Brooks grew up in Litchfield County, Connecticut where his love of charming New England architecture was cultivated. Chris graduated Northeastern Univeristy's School of Architecture, and through Northeastern's acclaimed co-operative education program, he interned with Stephen Lasar Architects, Peter Talbot Architects, Wyrick & Associates, and finally Doyle Coffin Architecture in Fairfield County.

Since moving back to the Boston area, Chris has collaborated on dozens of exciting projects throughout New England, with a focus on high-end custom residential work. In addition to his passion for architecture, he is also a talented musician and mediocre golfer. He and his wife, Brandi, live in Swampscott.

Chris has been with CSA since 2014.

Tricia Weisberg, Finance Manager

Trish oversees the accounting department and communicates with each client regarding all financial matters.

 

 

Raneen Alaani, Architectural Designer

Raneen Alaani graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with honors.  She interned with DHK Architects and subsequently worked for Architectural Consulting Services from 2017-2019.  Raneen previously organized events for the Unicef Club and provided peer tutoring for Arabic speaking refugee students.

Raneen joined CSA in 2019 where she has been involved with a variety of Commercial and Residential projects.

 

DIVYA JAIN, ARCHITECTURAL INTERN

Divya Jain is currently a Senior at University of California, Berkeley earning her Bachelor of Architecture degree with a Minor in City & Regional Planning.  As if her studies weren't challenging enough, Divya has been a tireless advocate for children through her work as Director of the Camp Kesem, UC Berkeley Chapter.

She has been interning with CSA since 2016.