Firm Profile

TLB Architecture, LLC (TLBA) is a full service architectural firm located in Chester, Connecticut.  Licensed by the States of Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and Massachusetts, and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), we are a medium-sized firm capable of efficiently executing complex projects on any scale.  Since our inception in 1989, we have been providing architecture, planning, and interior architecture services to clients throughout the Northeast.  We have honed our expertise in five areas of practice:  Science + Technology, Civic Architecture, Higher Education, Athletics, Recreation + Aquatics and Master Planning + Studies.  Our work has been honored in a variety of ways over the years, winning awards from:

  • American Institute of Architects,  AIA
  • Connecticut Green Building Council,  CTGBC
  • Connecticut Building Congress,  CGB
  • Aquatics International
  • Recreation Management

Our senior leadership have been called upon to present innovative projects and thinking to leading organizations, including:

  • Tradeline International
  • Turnkey
  • Connecticut Recreation & Parks

Philosophy

At TLBA, we approach design as a verb.  Serving our clients with integrity and professionalism, we are interested in place making.  Our success in this endeavor results from a synthesis of a client’s programmatic requirements, the setting, and construction technologies best-suited to the project’s success, into a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.  Functionalism, along with the deliberate orientation and arrangement of program elements to maximize site advantages while minimizing impact on the environment is a first priority.  Providing the visitor/user with a delightful sequence of spatial and visual experiences, together with thoughtful integration of material and form are instrumental in the successful making of place.

This approach, skillfully integrated into a client’s functional, economic and aspirational goals for the project, can yield an architecture that powerfully connects users and visitors to the setting.  The user of the space enjoys a heightened awareness of his/her surroundings, promoting a sense of well-being and increasing effectiveness in the work, study, research, discovery, athletic competition, recreation or other activity undertaken in the space.  The result, simply, is a building that integrates with its context, is sustainable and enhances the experience of those interacting with it.

Careers

TLBA’s ability to provide our clients with an effective professional service depends on the passion, energy, talent and dedication of our staff. As a studio-based design firm, we foster collaboration, craftsmanship, professionalism, and an entrepreneurial spirit. TLBArchitecture is seeking talented and dedicated Architect or Graduate Architect to complement our studio. Well-rounded Candidate will demonstrate a range of capabilities with AutoCAD and REVIT, design and documentation expertise in research laboratory, higher education and civic projects, as well as enthusiasm for a team approach to project delivery. Please forward your resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration.

Clients

  • Yale University
  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Wesleyan University
  • Fairfield University
  • University of Hartford
  • State of Connecticut DAS/DCS
  • State of Connecticut DEEP
  • State of Connecticut DMHAS
  • Metropolitan District Commission
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
  • Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford
  • First Church of Christ in Hartford
  • Holy Ghost Church, Bridgeport
  • Essex Savings Bank
  • Westover Air Reserve Base

  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
  • LabCorp of America / Dianon Systems
  • Institutes for Pharmaceutical Discoveries
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Americas Styrenics
  • Chrisholm Marina
  • City of Hartford
  • City of New Britain
  • City of New Haven
  • City of Milford
  • City of Middletown
  • City of Manchester
  • City of Norwalk
  • Town of Winchester
  • Town of Eastford
  • Town of Putnam

  • Town of Wethersfield
  • Town of Canton
  • Town of Old Saybrook
  • Town of East Hartford
  • Town of Kent
  • Town of Newington
  • Town of Southeast, NY
  • Town of West Hartford
  • Town of Groton
  • Town of Montville
  • Town of Granby
  • Town of Glastonbury
  • Town of East Haven
  • Town of Haddam
  • Town of Farmington
  • Town of Killingworth
  • Town of Hebron
  • Town of Cheshire

  • Town of Colchester
  • Town of Wallingford
  • City of Bristol
  • Town of Plainville
  • Town of Monroe
  • Town of Vernon
  • Town of Lebanon
  • Town of Enfield
  • Town of Waterford
  • Town of East Lyme
  • Wayfit S.L.
  • Golf Club of Avon
  • Innis Arden Golf Club, Old Greenwich
  • Boys & Girls Club of New Britain
  • Camp Hazen YMCA
  • Russell Library
  • Brainerd Memorial Library
  • New Britain Public Library
  • Connecticut United for Research Excellence (CURE)