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.
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.