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Paul A. Castrucci Architect is a collection of design professionals committed to sustainability, equity, and community.  We strive to provide design solutions that integrate Passive House building techniques into the community fabric while maintaining a commitment to design excellence.

The firm was founded 30 years ago by architect and community advocate Paul A. Castrucci to establish an architecture practice around craftsmanship, functionality and the preservation of the environment. Paul is a Passive House trained designer and the firm specializes in sustainable residential architecture, community centers, public gardens, and artist’s studios.  

The firm’s services are focused on new buildings that are Passive House and Net Zero certified but they also provide rehabilitation of existing structures and as energy conservation and code consultation.

sustainability & DESIGN INTEGRATION

The firm’s principles are rooted in the idea that good design has the responsibility to be highly integrated to sustainable practices. In a time when the term ‘green architecture’ often amounts to little more than a marketing catchphrase, Paul A. Castrucci. Architect makes a commitment to take the firm's designs beyond time tested renewable methods to achieve highly efficient buildings that drastically reduce energy use.

To realize its ambitious design goals, the firm utilizes advanced energy analysis, ongoing research in sustainable technologies and time honored environmental building techniques. The firm has embraced work with third party certification systems such as Passive House, Living Building Challenge, LEED and Energy Star.

Above all, the firm strives for a design result that will exceed the client’s highest expectations while providing guidance and education to sustainable practices and community integration.