JL Purcell Architects AIA was established in Peterborough NH in 2002. Since its inception, the firm has focused on sustainable design for Residential, Institutional, and Commercial projects, while creating Architecture that feels at home in New England. Drawing on more than 25 years of professional design experience, Mr. Purcell brings a breadth and depth of expertise in a diversity of project and client types. These span from residential green architecture, to high performance design for institutional clients, to complex high technology projects. His experience includes 15 years of corporate practice as a Project Architect leading design teams in two Boston area Architecture firms.
We apply the principles of holistic analysis, collaboration, integration, and balance, striving to create dynamic spaces in an environmentally responsive Architecture. Together with our clients we seek comprehensive design solutions that truly respond to the needs and priorities of each unique project and client. We bring a blend of creativity and thoughtful problem solving to both the process and the product, and we enjoy combining tried and true approaches with ‘thinking out of the box’.
Listen to our clients, explore and understand their needs.
Assist in analyzing and defining project priorities. Develop goals for solutions that respond to these priorities.
Analyze the existing context, site, and existing building as necessary to discover the opportunities and constraints of the existing conditions.
Provide responsive design leadership while exploring ideas, alternatives, and classic solutions. Seek integrated, balanced, and creative approaches
Examine design choices related to sustainability in the early phases of the project. Review building envelope and engineered building systems options, as well as material selections as the project progresses.
Team with specialized expertise as needed. Include evaluation and pricing of design alternatives by construction professionals during the design process. Involve consulting engineers when needed as early in the design process as possible.
Communicate choices and tradeoffs where differences of opinion emerge. Build understanding.