- Christopher P. Williams, AIA, NCARB
Chris founded CPWA in 1984. A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, Chris is licensed to practice architecture in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts. Chris has been intensely involved in numerous professional and community-based organizations, such as AIANH, New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, and several Governor's Committees for the State of New Hampshire. Chris has also participated in many community design charrettes and architectural award juries. Chris has lectured throughout the state on topics such as historic preservation, environmentally appropriate architecture, and the role of craftsmanship in architecture. The firm's work has been featured in several books and magazines, including Adirondack Home by Ralph Kylloe, Cabin Fever by Rachel Carley, and Rustic Revisited by Ann Stillman O'Leary. They are among many projects that have received awards from such organizations as the American Institute of Architects, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, Plan NH, and the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire. Chris is an avid photographer and kayaker when time permits.
- Norman E. Larson, AIA, LEED AP
Norman joined CPWA in 1996 after six years as an architect with firms in Pittsburgh and Denver. A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, Norman has a particular interest in historic preservation. Norman has participated in several design charrettes, and has a long history of involvement in community-based organizations, including the Lakes Region (NH) affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. Norman is LEED certified and is a volunteer fireman for the town of Moultonborough. His downtime revolves around his wife and young sons.
- Elizabeth Venus, RA
Liz joined CPWA in 2003, after spending six years in Colorado as an architect and designer. She specializes in heavy timber and custom home design. Liz has had a variety of construction experience including timber framing and masonry. Her work has been published in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles magazine and has garnered several awards, including the Mame Award and Parade of Homes and Home Builder's Association awards. Liz has a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Rhode Island School of Design. Liz is an active member of the Timber Framer's Guild of America and she and her husband have no spare time since they have two young boys at home.
- Penelope Marvel, RA
Penny joined the firm in 2007 when she and her husband moved to New Hampshire from Philadelphia. Penny is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University's School of Architecture where she was an AIA/AAF scholarship recipient. While at CPWA, one of her projects was awarded LEED Platinum certification and “Green Building of the Year” from the US Green Building Council. Prior to joining the firm, Penelope worked on a wide variety of projects in Pennsylvania including the adaptive reuse of a historic public school building into a state-of-the-art, award winning forensics facility. She and her husband enjoy hiking, camping and spending time with their son and daughter.
- Ken Tatro, Project Manager
Ken joined the team in 2004 with nine years of project experience at an award winning Rhode Island firm specializing in the hospitality industry. His background includes the development of concept restaurants, country clubs, casinos, educational facilities and residential projects. A graduate of the Hall Institute in Architectural and Interior Design Technology, he is thrilled to be back in New Hampshire where he can further hone his fishing skills, and spend time with his wife and two daughters.
- Matthew Daughdrill, Project Manager
Matt became part of the CPWA team in 2013. As a 2002 distinguished graduate of the Boston Architectural College, Matt was asked to return to BAC to serve as a faculty member and academic adviser while concurrently practicing architecture at an award winning firm in Massachusetts. In 2006, Matt relocated to the Maine coast where he spent seven years practicing in the local vernacular. Matt spends his free time enjoying the outdoors in New Hampshire and Maine with his daughter.
- Jane Heinstrom, Office Manager
Jane has been an Office Manager wrangling wild architects into the admin corral for many years, most of them in the Boston area. Jane is Ohio-bred and educated (Hiram College) and has been working her way north and east for years, but in New Hampshire she has found her final stop. She joined CPWA in 2003. Jane enjoys playing her ukelele and she and her husband spend their free time working on their new home in Sanbornton.
- Donna Ulbricht, Marketing Manager
Donna joined CPWA in 2004. After having spent many years working with start-up and turn-around high-tech firms in Massachusetts, she and her husband finally escaped to The Lakes Region of New Hampshire. She is an experienced user of many software applications and creator of our website. Donna is the Executive Secretary and Webmaster of the Meredith Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. She is an active member of the US Power Squadron, involved in teaching boating safety in the Lakes Region.