"The details are not the details, they make the design"
Studio Q Architecture is a firm founded around the focus of design excellence coupled with a detailed, service-oriented mindset. Built on numerous years of experience within the context of award winning national and regional design firms, our team’s experience in design leadership is vast and unique in the industry. Studio Q works independently on most projects, but on large commissions, we may choose to partner with firms best suited and most qualified for a given project, and we provide design leadership and expertise. We work collaboratively with our team to achieve unparalleled results. At a time when quantity prevails over quality and the bottom line drives many projects, Studio Q Architecture takes our role as advocates for quality design and architecture most seriously. Regardless of project size, our collaborative studio approach and passion toward excellence is present; always with principal level involvement. As a collective group of talented and diverse design professionals, our culture is driven by the common goal to improve our work, process, and the environment our design work will impact.
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 4 initiatives around which we work:
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.
Collaboration with other professionals in design and construction has been a part of our business model since Studio Q’s inception several years ago. When a project warrants, we collaborate with other design professionals to achieve a higher design standard. By utilizing the expertise of different designers and specialists, we are able to bring unparalleled qualifications to projects. This strategy allows us to achieve results that set us apart from our competition.
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.
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.
“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. he is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things”
Principal Architect, AIA , LEED AP
Ron Quicquaro has over 25 years of experience in the creative design of numerous architectural and planning projects. His experience 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. This myriad of experience has given Ron the ability and expertise to effectively provide design leadership within the context of a larger project’s goals. Mr. Quicquaro has earned a number of state and national design awards, and he continues to represent the profession as a design expert in speaking engagements, publications, and as a design critic and juror. As the leader of STUDIO Q ARCHITECTURE, Ron works on many projects in a design leadership role. In some cases, by entering partnerships with other firms, he is able to couple his capabilities and qualifications with other professionals for unsurpassed results.
Suffield High School
- Association of School Business Officials - Exhibition of School Architecture and Architectural Award Citation Honoree
- National School Boards Association - Learning by Design
- National School Boards Association Technology + Learning Conference- Exhibition of School Architecture
Bedford Middle School Westport
- American Institute of Architects
- Exemplary Learning Environment Competition - Selected Project
- National School Boards Association
- Exhibition of School Architecture - Design Citation
- School Construction News & Design Share - Merit Award
- Connecticut Real Estate Exchange Awards - Blue Ribbon Award
- AIA Connecticut Chapter
- Design Excellence Citation in the Built and Interiors Category
Middletown Police HQ
- AIA Committee on Architecture for Justice - Justice Facilities Review
- AIA Connecticut Design Award - Architecture in the Community
- Connecticut Real Estate Exchange Awards Outstanding Achievement
- Middletown Design Review and Preservation Board - Annual Preservation Award
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team”
Kimado brings enthusiasm and advanced building information modeling knowledge to the Studio Q Team. His skill sets allow us to offer diverse design services to our clients.
Ryan J. Ducki
Intern Architect, LEED AP
Ryan works in a supportive role to other members of the team, his experience, diverse from others in the group, offers an added strength that results in a better product and a smoother design process
Saiful A. Kassim
Project Architect, LEED AP
With over 19 years of experience, Saiful has cultivated his talents in both the design and the technical aspects bringing a strong collaboration and mentoring, Saiful is an excellent team leader.
Reneé brings 14 years of experience and a diverse skill set to our expanding firm. From her in-depth understanding of plans, health, safety, and building codes to helping clients with interior finishes, she is able to help clients realize their vision.
Some of Our Partnerships
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
As leaders in Commercial Real Estate Design-Build, when paired with Studio Q, Solidus will save you money before, during, and after construction with their unique DesignBuildFurnish project approach.
QUISENBERRY ARCARI ARCHITECTS
QA Architects provides architectural services to many cities, towns and private clients throughout Connecticut. Often teamed with Studio Q, their range of services are complemented and paired with our studio to achieve unparalleled results.
Thomas P Carlone
Representing a number of various organizations and clients, Mr. Carlone often teams with the Studio Q team staff, providing our collective clients with unified and thorough design services.