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we care about our clients

Bellwether Architects is determined to lead a design process optimized for our clients, resulting in projects that are functionally driven, contextually sensitive, and support the protection of our environment.

With a wide range of past experience from simple to large, multi-phased complex projects, Bellwether Architects is positioned to provide exceptional services for our clients from master planning, feasibility studies, and conceptual design through complete construction documents and construction administration.

Based on experience with project delivery methods including design-bid-build, construction management, and design-build, we are able to approach our clients’ projects with confidence and professional advice and expertise, allowing our clients to make informed decisions throughout the design and construction process.


We believe that deep listening fostered through a highly collaborative approach is fundamental to the success of any project.

We understand that our clients’ project needs require careful consideration to arrive at the best possible solution. Ensuring that our clients’ budget, schedule, technical, and project goals are achieved is our highest priority—a commitment that Bellwether Architects brings to each of our clients on every project.

Design excellence, proactive project management, and environmentally responsible design form the foundation of Bellwether Architects’ core values.


we care about sustainable design

At Bellwether Architects we are inspired by the world around us, so we design buildings that respect and complement the environment they inhabit. We are always looking for new technologies in building science that will reduce the carbon footprint of our designs to ensure a sustainable world for future generations.

Our commitment to our planet runs deep. In 1991, Chris Huston’s college thesis was the “Greening of Boston- Federal Courthouse,” before the severity of carbon levels in our atmosphere was a widely understood issue. Since then, Chris has been involved with many environmentally focused initiatives. He is currently leading the Greater Middlebury Climate Economy – Energy Task Force. Other past organizations and positions include: Vermont Green Building Network, Vice President; Efficiency Vermont Design Professionals Advisory Committee; Habitat for Humanity; Vermont Forum on Sprawl; and the Green Round Table.