Beinfield Architecture PC
About Beinfield Architecture
Commercial Portfolio
Residential Portfolio
Restaurants Portfolio
Contact Beinfield Architecture
About Beinfield Architecture

Firm Profile

Beinfield Architecture PC is a full-service architecture firm founded in 1983 by Bruce Beinfield FAIA with offices located in the heart of historic South Norwalk, Connecticut. We have gained a national reputation for our designs, and have received over 50 major design awards for our work. Our projects have been published extensively in books and the national press. These tributes are a testament to the creativity, care, and professionalism that goes into all of our projects.

Ours is an idea-driven practice whose work is inspired by place, culture, and history. We are dedicated to solving architectural problems innovatively with environmentally sustainable solutions that are simple and direct, expressive of structure and program, and supportive of the varied patterns of human life. We are committed to a vision of architecture and design that is at once responsive and imaginative, modern, yet respectful of tradition and context.

As architects practicing in New England, our work is informed by the timelessness and essential meanings found in the stark, simple, patterned forms of early New England architecture. It is architecture of distilled images, which effectively bridges between the distant past and the present. Our buildings often embody a childlike simplicity, with images that are intended to express a dreamlike, yet familiar quality. Our Clients’ dreams, budget, and functional requirements provide important raw materials from which architectural solutions are forged.

Bruce Beinfield FAIA

In 1997 Bruce Beinfield received an AIA Special Achievement Award for Architectural Excellence for his visionary role in orchestrating the revitalization of the SoNo district in Norwalk, Connecticut. Beinfield Architecture has gained national recognition for urban revitalization projects, which feature the effective use of incremental and organic change as tools for urban renewal. Projects in Rowayton, Saugatuck, and Darien, Connecticut are examples of the approach in which our contextual architecture has nurtured the unique character of the communities and has reinforced the romantic mythology of the places in which we work.

In 2010, Bruce Beinfield FAIA became the first Connecticut Architect since 2001 to be elected into the prestigious American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in the category of design. This is the highest honor that the AIA can bestow. The achievements that gained him the national recognition were noted as follows:

"Bruce Beinfield designs timeless buildings drawn from both urban and rural vernacular combining classical proportion and scale with modern abstraction. His projects, by their quality and sheer concentration, have begun a process of redemption in the context where he works. Beinfield takes an alchemical approach to his architecture, transforming the ordinary into the exceptional, and employing common materials towards uncommon ends. His adaptive re-use projects have breathed life into abandoned buildings, celebrating the raw character, textures, and weathered patina and creating places that ask to be explored. Dreams, memories, ritual and renewal are all form-givers in his architecture. His work acknowledges the complex connection of myths and romance from which the American landscape has always been constructed, fusing contradictions to create places that nourish the soul and lift the spirit.  The emotional impact of his design is a primary consideration in his work."