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