About Us

McLeod Architects is a studio built around the practice, teaching, and community engagement of architecture.

We believe that architecture grows out of its particular place and time–yet at its best it also transcends those limits. It connects the local and the universal, people and place, the individual and the community. In the end, architecture should be inspiring–for the client, the architect, the builder, the passerby.

We believe that anyone and anywhere deserves good design. The firm’s private commissions range from small scale residential work to large college and university projects, in locations as diverse as New York City and islands off the coast of Maine. Each summer, the firm leads “Design Assembly”–a community-based design-build program with students in remote locations throughout New England. In his role as associate professor of architecture at Middlebury College, founding partner John McLeod teaches design studios in which students design Habitat for Humanity housing built by volunteers in Addison County, Vermont.

Founded in 2008, McLeod Architects’ work has been recognized nationally and internationally with numerous awards and publications. Regardless of the scale or location of a project, McLeod Architects focuses on the search for appropriate local expressions of universal qualities and ideals.