Always learning.
Always growing.

Our work is a lifestyle at QA+M – it’s who we are – not just what we do.

Every day that we get to dive into our work
is another day we deeply connect to our purpose. Our principals and staff work side-by-side as equals, so we are a diverse, seamless, collaborative One-Team Studio. We produce responsive, innovative, sustainable designs that work because they set up our clients for success, and bring out the best of life.

The best parts of QA+M

We love what we do and love working with each other. QA+M is our creative home and haven, where we receive the resources and freedom to evolve into the best version of what we are striving to become.

We remain innovative because we are perpetual learners, always seeking new ways to develop the next better solution. Encouraged by our leadership to be entrepreneurial, we stretch beyond our boundaries, and produce designs that deliver the greatest value that our clients deserve. That is our mission in action every day.

We are confident, eager, invested, and driven and continually demand more from ourselves. Our leaders are seasoned professionals, open to exploration, and teach by example. Through them we learn how to embody the tenets of success. We are proud to be part of QA+M. We work hard, play fair, and believe that when we all pull together, we are –without a doubt–unstoppable.

Growing in our Studio

Learning and growth happens every day at QA+M.  From numerous opportunities for real-time mentoring and lunch-and-learn sessions in our studio, to attending industry conferences and vendor field trips, we are continually sharpening our skills and having fun doing it.

What’s more, rather than being hired to merely fill a position, our leaders hire based on drive and talent, and then encourage us to do what we love and bring our full passion to everything we create.

In fact, QA+M employees get the unique chance to take full ownership of a project from start to finish. From having a voice in client conversations, to learning about and participating in all the project’s phases including design, production, and construction administration, there is no better way to grow into a respected professional and be equipped to own your future.

Giving to our Communities

One of the things we love most is to use our hearts and hands to help families in our community. From installing flooring, staining porches, to painting trim and ceilings and more, we are proud to volunteer for Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity. In addition to building skills, we also volunteer our architecture services to design homes that support families’ needs. Everyone deserves a home. We’re thrilled to help make that happen.

What’s more, QA+M supports whatever matters most to our team. We encourage and often will fund their engagement in community activities, charity work, or fundraising events. We stand behind our team’s desire to make a difference in our community, and the world.

Join Our Team

Free your passion and imagination and be the designer you want to be. No other firm offers as many opportunities to develop your own style, and make your own mark.

QA+M Pulse

AIA CT 2023 Awards Gala Ceremony

AIA CT 2023 Awards Gala Ceremony

Several members of our team had the pleasure of attending AIA CT's 2023 Awards Gala Ceremony in December which showcased the skills and talents of Connecticut Architects. QA+M Architecture accepted the AIA Elizabeth Mills Brown - Historic Restoration Award for the...

Make-A-Wish Gingerbread Evening

Make-A-Wish Gingerbread Evening

Led by Richard Turlington Architects Inc, our team was excited to participate in the 5th Annual Gingerbread House Competition that helped raise over $10,000 to grant a child’s wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation! Thank you, Make-A-Wish CT, for inviting us for a...

Throwback Thursday: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Throwback Thursday: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Throwback Thursday from QA+M's Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art project, a historic restoration of the first public Art Museum in the United States. Smith Edwards McCoy Architects, who merged with QA+M Architecture back in 2017, kept the historic details alive while...

QA+M Architecture is a full-service architectural firm that provides programming, planning and interior design for clients in commercial, community, education, healthcare, historical, housing, and recreational/athletic markets. Staffed by 34 dedicated professionals, including 16 licensed architects, QA+M has grown to be the 4th largest architectural firm in the Greater Hartford area.


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