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Lou Savenelli

As a seasoned and skilled architect, Lou has been creating inventive and imaginative designs that also fit into the budget and needs of our clients.  Both Lou and Richard have been working together for more than 30 years.  Lou has excellent visual awareness and is super sensitive to detail.  He was integrally involved in the preparation of the documents for the construction of a new campus for Yale University in Singapore and is currently working through the complex details associated a utility power plant at the University of Connecticut.  All of his designs take into account the long-term impact on the environment and community and Lou focuses on the minimal impact with the ability to increase sustainability after construction.  He is a life-long resident of Connecticut and feels strongly about “doing no harm” when it comes to leaving a lasting architectural creation in the landscape, whether it is a house or a 750,000 sf college campus.  


Lou graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1982.  Over the course of his long career, he meets regularly with clients to go over design details, negotiates materials and pricing with contractors, makes site visits to inspect the construction and constantly communicates with clients to keep them abreast of new news.  Lou is a joy to work with and is a good team leader.  His skill and patient manner make him a great asset to the office environment.  On top of all that, Lou possesses an unnaturally extensive memory of music from the 1950s and 1960s which makes him a great story-teller when hanging out at the water-bubbler!