MARK R. HALSTEAD AIA is sole proprietor of the firm, and personally designs and details every Project. He is an honor graduate of Pratt Institute, licensed to practice architecture in Connecticut since 1986. Before founding his own firm in Bridgeport in 1990, Halstead was employed by large architectural firms in Connecticut and New York City, where he had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of building types – office buildings, condominiums, an automobile dealership, country clubs, and factories. The work of his own firm has been likewise diversified, primarily additions and alterations. Though residential projects have been a cornerstone of the office’s work, Halstead has designed many commercial, educational and institutional projects, including such varied building types as churches, animal shelters, schools, factories, community centers, shopping centers, and office buildings.
Since 1984, Halstead has completed projects in Bethany, Bridgeport, Darien, Derby, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Milford, New Canaan, Norwalk, Orange, Ridgefield, Seymour, Sharon, Shelton, Stamford, Stonington, Stratford, Trumbull, Union, Waterbury, Waterford, West Haven, Westport, and Wilton, Connecticut, and in West Falmouth, Mass., New York and Brooklyn, N.Y.
Halstead is the author of Victor Civkin: Connecticut Modernist, and is an avid historian. In a happy confluence of interests, Halstead’s work often includes historic preservation projects. He is a visiting critic at the University of Hartford School of Architecture, has lectured extensively, and has been an officer on the boards of several local cultural organizations, such as the Greater Bridgeport Symphony and the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras (GBYO). He has also served on the Bridgeport Zoning Commission, Bridgeport Historic District Commission, and the Bridgeport Public Library Board of Trustees.