Who We Are
On The Boards
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Who We Are
On The Boards
PAUL F. WEBER - PRINCIPAL
Paul brings a depth of understanding to the field that surpasses his 35 years of design experience. His roots and formative background were shaped by generations of architects in his family's past.
He trained at the Rhode Island School of Design where he received a B.Arch., then honed his vision and engaged in formal practice with a variety of renowned firms including Shope Reno Wharton, Graham Gund Associates, Childs Bertman Tseckares, and Newport Collaborative Architects. He opened Paul Weber Architect in 2009 to focus his efforts on residential architecture, club facilities and hospitality design.
Paul's work has been featured in Design New England Magazine, Southern New England Home, and Wood Design and Building. He lives in Newport, Rhode Island with his wife Bonnie and their two daughters, and is active in the sailing community.
ALESSIO S. PUCCI - SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Alessio brings a wealth of technical and engineering expertise to PWA. His twin degrees in Structural Engineering and Architecture from the University of Pisa and the University of Florence, respectively, represent matriculation at two of the oldest institutions of higher learning worldwide. Moreover his accomplishments confer a solid underpinning of science and study to every one of our projects.
Alessio's work spans not only the globe but history as well, from the restoration of a 15th century palazzo to the generation of ultramodern high-rise structures in Dubai. He has developed the unparalleled ability to see any given project in its unique technical and cultural context. He has worked with Richard Meier, Jung and Brannan, and Moser Pylon Nelson, among others.
He lives in Saunderstown, Rhode Island with his wife Kimberly and their two children and enjoys fishing and basketball in his spare time.
DAVID T. LACHI - SENIOR ASSOCIATE
David rounds out senior management at PWA, bringing nearly two decades of experience in the field to our team.
He received a B.Arch. from Drexel University and since then he has distinguished himself in a wide variety of styles and contexts ranging from luxuriant private residences, to high-rise mixed-use towers, to sports facilities. His prior professional associations have included Bower Lewis Thrower Architects and Newport Collaborative Architects.
David lives in Newport with his wife Alicia and their two sons and enjoys sailing, golf and tennis.
JENNIFER A. TURCOTTE - ASSOCIATE
Jennifer is a graduate of the Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation. Over the course of five and a half years in the academic world she earned first a Bachelor of Science and then a Master's degree in Architecture, with a minor in Art and Architectural history. Intensive studio courses at Roger Williams exposed her to design projects ranging in scope and size at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Jennifer’s artistic interests and love extend to her youth, beginning with sketching and later branching into painting, sculpting and modeling both by hand and by way of graphic art and design. Her artistic ability was recognized nationally in 2006 when she received the Diane Von Furstenberg Art Portfolio Gold Award. She was one of five students in the United States to be awarded a Scholastic Gold Art Award for her painting and design portfolio, a portfolio that later toured the country along with the other award winners' works.
Jennifer joined the team at Paul Weber Architecture in 2013 and currently lives in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
JOSEPH E. BABCOCK JR., LEED AP
Joe is the most recent addition to our staff, blending years of residential wood-frame experience both at the drafting table and in the field. With his background he brings to the team a real grasp of wood-frame construction in all its applications and variations, uniquely suited to the design ethos of this firm as it relates to the pursuit of high-end revivalist residential architecture.
Joe graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. He has spent the last decade honing his design and technical skills in undertakings that range from exclusive residential development to affordable housing in the state of Rhode Island.
Joe is a native Rhode Islander and resides in Newport with his wife. He spends his free time golfing, renovating his circa-1925 four-square home, and nourishing his passion for custom furniture fabrication and the creation of custom built-in furniture and cabinet components.