Principal Architect, AIA, LEED Accredited Professional, Certified Passive House Consultant, Founder
Prior to founding his own practice in 1993, George W. Penniman worked for several award-winning firms in New England. In Bridgehampton, New York he worked for E. L. Futterman, Architects, a designer of high-end custom houses throughout the Hamptons. In Newport, Rhode Island he worked for the office of Estes-Burgin Architects, largely on houses in the Newport and Jamestown area. With William D. Warner Architects and Planners of Rhode Island, work involved several projects of an institutional nature. Finally, at Centerbrook Architects in Essex, Connecticut, he worked on commercial projects and significant residential properties in Fairfield and Westchester counties. The experience with these outstanding firms contributed to the knowledge and ethic that he brings to his current work.
Mr. Penniman received a BA cum Laude in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia in 1981. He earned a Masters of Architecture from the University of Virginia in 1986. He is licensed in Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island and Maine, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), Passivehaus Maine, People's Action for Clean Energy (PACE) and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). By demonstrating the knowledge and understanding of green building practices, Mr. Penniman has attained the designation of LEED Accredited Professional. His most recent designs in Long Island and on the beaches of Rhode Island have been receiving accolades in trade journals as well as in social media. A Certified Passive House Consultant, Mr. Penniman has designed and built his first passive house and looks forward to working with interested clients to explore the potential of this exciting building standard.