Chris O’Neill


“What i love most about working in architecture is my ability to create a lasting impression on the built environment that starts with ideas on pen and paper.”

February 25, 2020, Farmington, CT – QA+M Architecture is pleased to announce the promotion of Architect Chris O’Neill, AIA to Associate of the firm. A graduate of University of Hartford, O’Neill joined QA+M in September 2007 and became a licensed architect in 2012. A key component of QA+M’s project teams with municipal, community, and housing project experience, Chris joins the leadership team of QA+M. He will continue is his responsibilities for conceptual design and design development, project coordination for mid to large-scale projects, and client stewardship.

Chris is a licensed architect with 15 years of experience who has built his career at QA+M Architecture specializing in multi-family, public housing, and municipal projects. He takes pride in designing projects that improve residents’ quality of life, and serve and support the surrounding populace. His recent work includes ADA and capital upgrades at the Dublin Village complex in Colchester, CT, providing affordable housing for the disabled and elderly community, and the Connecticut Institute for Communities’ new Danbury Health Center, a four-story medical office building where community members can receive affordable, comprehensive healthcare.

Chris has consistently set a high standard of performance at QA+M. Firm principals commend Chris for his significant contributions to the firm’s success and are confident he’ll be an important part of its future.

“From day one Chris embodied the balance of focus and friendliness. His clients and our staff genuinely enjoy working with him,” stated Principal Tom Arcari. “Chris’s elevation to Associate sets the tone for our team’s maturation and reflects our overall commitment to best-in-class design and uncompromised service.”



American Institute of Architects
NCARB Certified
Multifamily Residential
Master of Architecture,
University of Hartford
Bachelor of Architecture,
University of Hartford

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 14 licensed architects, QA+M has grown to be the 4th largest architectural firm in the Greater Hartford area.


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