Founded in 1984, Christopher P. Williams Architects, PLLC is an award winning firm located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Our philosophy is to provide comprehensive professional services in an efficient and environmentally appropriate manner. Our goals include crafting high quality designs that are a direct response to building-user needs, that reflect budgetary prudence, and that are conceived to minimize environmental impact, all of which ultimately provide for long-term client satisfaction. The firm's focus on all projects is to build consensus: balancing client goals, budget, and practicality in seeking solutions as a group.
Chris Williams has been active in a variety of organizations dedicated to historic preservation and community charitable work for many years. As a member of the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Board he was instrumental in restructuring the organization to partner with the National Trust and he helped bring the Main Street Program to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. He is also an active member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the New Hampshire Historical Society, the Vernacular Architecture Forum, and the International Solar Energy Society. In 1994, Chris formed the Latchkey Charities in Meredith, NH. This organization of local business owners and municipal officers has worked to build a new park, a community center, a senior housing project and a major hotel/conference center which have all helped to transform the town. In addition to his affiliation with the American Institute of Architects, Chris is also a member of the Architect Registration Examination Committee, which is part of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). The committee is responsible for the design, content and administration of national exams for architectural registration. Mr. Williams has been elected to represent the State of New Hampshire.
While we are dedicated to using green building techniques, our aim is to work with our clients to build a home designed to suit their needs, lifestyle and budget! We strive to bring together the beauty of the exterior surroundings with the warmth and comfort of your home.
Additionally, we have a rich history in working with historic buildings throughout New England. Historic restoration and preservation, whether for private homes or municipal buildings, is very important to us. We have been recognized for our work with preservation, restoration, and reuse at the University of New Hampshire, The Belmont Mill and the Canterbury Shaker Village, as well as with private "camps" overlooking Squam Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee.
Whether you plan to remodel an existing home for style and/or ecological efficiency, create additional space for a growing family, or design and build a completely new home, we have the team that can help you accomplish your goals. We are a small firm committed to providing expert services to our clients.