Our Studio

A firm equipped with diverse & balanced skill sets

Studio Q Architecture is a group of design professionals equipped with diverse and balanced skill sets, working under leadership built on numerous years of experience within the context of award winning national and regional design firms. Our culture is one founded on collaboration and forged by a demanding, engaging, and iterative design process.

Our Philosophy

We are a firm founded around the focus of design excellence coupled with a detailed, service-oriented mindset. We focus our work around three driving principles- quality of design, quality of service, and a strong client relationship.

As a collective group of talented and diverse design professionals, we are driven by the common goal to improve our work, process, and the environment our design work will impact.


Award-Winning Designs


Square Feet Designed


Projects Completed

Our Founder

  Ronald M. Quicquaro, Principal Architect, AIA, LEED AP

Ron Quicquaro leads Studio Q Architecture with a passion and enthusiasm for quality design . With over 25 years of experience in the creative design of numerous architectural and planning projects, his work has ranged from public, private, and municipal projects types; from small commercial, to large multi-block redevelopments. In addition to his creative design experience, his project roles have included management, technical and principal level leadership of multiple staffed teams.

Outside of work Ron enjoys spending his time with his family as well as hand sketching and carpentry. He continues to be an active member of his community, involving himself in speaking engagements, publications, and sitting in on local student design critiques as a mentor to future architects.

Ron's Awards & Recognitions

Quality of design, quality of service, & a strong client relationship.

Our passion for design excellence and service quality is just a part of our commitment to our local and regional communities. As part of a push to develop as an organization and as contributing individuals in our communities, there are 3 initiatives which we strive to integrate into our work.

our work

Our Initiatives

Social Responsibility

We place our responsibility to our local and larger communities at the center of our beliefs. Through donations of our skills, design talents and profits, we believe we can make a difference to the built environment and the overall betterment of society.

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Sustainable Design

At Studio Q, sustainability is a key component of our practice, and we work to integrate sustainable design practices at the inception of our projects’ development. By understanding building systems, materials, and the ROI of sustainable strategies we are able to take advantage of a number of sustainable energy saving and environmental opportunities regardless of sustainability-oriented certification programs.

Historic Architecture Stewardship

As a firm, we craft contemporary architecture that is grounded in both the tried and true design ideals of the past and the cutting edge building technologies and trends of our time. However, as a firm that works in New England, we are consistently sensitive and respectful of our historic context. We see great value in all quality historic architecture, and we work to unearth its richness through our response to its architectural , cultural, and contextual history.

Selected Awards & Recognition


Top 20 Best Architects In Hartford
2017 – 2023

Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury

2018 Annual Design Challenge Winner
2018 Multifamily Design First Place Winner

145 Bishop Street Multi-family House, Waterbury, CT

American Institute of Architects (AIA), CT

2018 Alice Washburn Design Award
Gaffney Place Historic Block Redevelopment, Waterbury, CT

2019 Excellence in Business Architecture Award
United Bank Branch, Greenwich, CT

Excellence in Business in Architecture Award
Avidia Corporate Offices, Framingham, MA

Sustainable Architecture Award
Adams Street Net Zero Block Redevelopment, Waterbury, CT

AIA Drawings Award
Treehouse Study