Zach joined George Penniman Architects in the summer of 2015 as an architectural designer. He has been engaged in the field of architecture since 2004 when he was accepted into the Architectural Technologies shop at H.H. Ellis Technical High School in Danielson, Connecticut. His studies in high school developed his love for the field, encouraging him to pursue architecture as a career. Upon graduating he continued at Three Rivers Community College and attained an Associates in Architectural Design then transferring to Roger Williams University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Architecture and his Masters of Architecture.
Zach has always thought of architecture not just as buildings but the environment which surrounds us and how buildings, culture and nature stimulate this environment and form community. During school he was able to participate in studios with RWU's Community Partnership Center where students collaborated with towns to address community needs. He worked with Woonsocket, Rhode Island to produce a main street revitalization plan as well as the City of Providence for a temporary urban market for the former sites of I95 in the city. Before coming to George Penniman Architects, Zach worked for a short time at Michael McKinley and Associates where his taste for the coastal vernacular architecture of New England was formed.