With more than 30 years of experience, Leonard’s work displays his deep creativity, and resourcefulness. His projects have included new houses, house renovations and restorations, interior design, landscape design, space planning, site planning, campus planning as well as institutional, corporate and urban design. Clients appreciate his hands-on approach and masterful ability to collaborate with teams of all stripes. He resides in Ivoryton, CT with his family. When he isn’t thinking about all things architecture, you may find him deep in the study of guitars and all things related to guitars and music.
Licensed Architect in the States of Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York
State Historic Preservation Office-approved architect
Certified Passive House Designer
Research and Study:
Study Committee member for Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE): Investigating the feasibility of using rejected heat from CT primary generation power plants as requested by the Connecticut Energy Advisory Board (CEAB) - 2009.
Study Committee member for Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE): Rail energy study for Connecticut DOT- 2014.
Work published in The New York Times, Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Architecture, Metropolitan Home, House Beautiful, Builder, Renovation and numerous other domestic and foreign journals. Articles and projects published in American School and University.
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, Connecticut Building Congress First Place Small Projects Award
Mark Twain Library: Honorable Mention, CT Award for Excellence in Public Library Architecture***
Quinnipiac College Rathskeller, American School & University Award*
Quinnipiac College Lender School of Business Center, AIA Connecticut Merit Award*
Wyeth House, CSA/Hartford Monthly Residential Design Award
Wyeth House, New England Regional Council/AIA Merit Award
Wyeth House, Renaissance/Remodeling Project of the Year
Wyeth House, AIA Connecticut Honor Award
Wyeth House, Builder's Choice Grand Award
McKim House, American Wood Council Award**
McKim House, New England Regional Council/AIA Design Award**
McKim House, AIA Connecticut Honor Award**
McKim House, Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau/AIA First Award**
Quinnipiac College Suntraps, AIA Connecticut Public Space Awards*
Baldwin House, Builder's Choice Award***
Manville Apartment, Builder's Choice Award**
Manville Apartment, New England Regional Council/AIA Design Award**
Manville Apartment, American Wood Council Award**
Crowell Studio and Residence, New England Regional Council/AIA Design Award**
Crowell Studio and Residence, Red Cedar Shingle & Hand split Shake Bureau/AIA Design Award**
Crowell Studio and Residence, Builder's Choice Award**
Crowell Studio and Residence, Architectural Record House Award**
Crowell Studio and Residence, Long Island AIA Gold Award**
Quinnipiac College Dormitory, Builder's Choice Award*
Parc de la Villette, International Competition Credit Award (with Centerbrook Architects)
* with Jefferson Riley FAIA, Partner-in-Charge, of Centerbrook Architects
** with Mark Simon FAIA, Partner-in-Charge, of Centerbrook Architects
*** with William Grover FAIA, Partner-in-Charge, of Centerbrook Architects
Connecticut Science Foundation: Uses for waste heat from power generation plants – 2008-2009
AIA Connecticut Design Commission – 2002 to present – Chairman
Essex Elementary School Renovations – 2003-2005 – Building Committee
Board of Trustees, Ivoryton Playhouse - 1988-2001 – Vice President
AIA Connecticut Design Committee - 1986-1988 - Chairman
Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission, Essex, Connecticut - 1981-1988
American Institute of Architects
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Teaching/ Lectures/ Juries
Jury: University of Hartford: Design reviews - 2007-2013
Jury: CT ABC - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. awards program 2004-5-6-7 & 2008
Jury: AIA RI - American Institute of Architects, Rhode Island Chapter, Design Awards Program 2004
Technology and Education Symposium: Quinnipiac University, 1997-1998
Owner Architect working relationship: Quinnipiac University 1996-1997
Edge Cities Symposium: University of Virginia School of Architecture, 1991
Solar Energy and Design – Adult Education, 1979
Visiting Lecturer and Critic, University of Nebraska, 1978
While her decision to attend Skidmore College as an undergraduate may have been heavily influenced by its outstanding equestrian program, it was here she fell in love with theatre, soon becoming involved in all aspects of stagecraft. Knowing she wanted to follow a career in architecture and design, Sara earned a Bachelor of Science with a self-determined major incorporating studies in technical theatre, art history, and studio art.
At the University of Pennsylvania, Sara’s studies ran the gamut from historic preservation to environmental building simulation eventually earning a Master of Architecture at the Graduate School of Fine Arts (now called the School of Design).
Sara has been with Wyeth Architects since 2009 working on numerous residential and institutional projects. Prior to this she worked at Centerbrook Architects and Planners in Essex, CT where she was involved in many different project types including museums, independent schools, student centers, research laboratories, and athletic centers.
Sara is passionate about sustainability and is a LEED professional and recently earned her Passive House certification (Certified Passive House Designer). Her dream home is a converted barn.
Victoria has worked on many architectural projects ranging from residential to university facilities to affordable housing and hospitality, including the award-winning Ocean House Hotel and Condominiums in Watch Hill, RI. She enjoys working with clients, helping to create spaces that not only fit their needs, but provide lasting value. Coordinating project teams is another challenge she enjoys, an activity that can be, as she puts it,“akin to herding cats - difficult, but very satisfying when you get them all on the same page.”
She earned her Masters of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design in 2004 and holds a BA from Yale in East Asian Studies. Highly interested in the intersection of climate change and the built environment, she keeps close watch on sustainable building research and climate adaptation information. Some of her other hobbies include bluegrass fiddling, music teaching and sea kayaking.
Leonard Wyeth AIA, principal
Sara Dodson Holmes AIA, architect
Victoria Su AIA, architect
Wyeth Architects llc
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (Connecticut AIA)
United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
New York Passive House (NYPH)
Passive House Institute
National Trust for Historic Preservation
American Alliance of Museums
Professional Women in Construction
American Planning Association
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Southern New England American Planning Association (SNEAPA)