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Silver, Petrucelli & Associates Earns CT Preservation Award for Ferguson Library

Hamden, CT – Silver, Petrucelli & Associates recently announced the firm has won a Merit Award from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation for façade restoration of Ferguson Library in Stamford.

The library was built in 1909 and is part of the Downtown Stamford Historic District. The front portico, which had been damaged by a fire many years earlier, was restored and returned to its original appearance through restoration and replacement of the iconic columns, pediment details and unique architectural features at the roof line. The 100-year old marble steps, brick entry platform, and wooden front door were also restored and replaced.

(l-r) Nick Everett, EVP at A.P. Construction; David Wenchel, RA, Architect at Silver, Petrucelli & Associates; Nicholas Bochicchio, Director of Administrative Services for Ferguson Library; Daniel Mackay, Executive Director of the CT Trust for Historic Preservation; Alice Knapp, President of Ferguson Library; William Silver, AIA, President of Silver, Petrucelli & Associates.

“Being recognized by the Trust demonstrates our ability to provide clients with design services that maintain the historic elegance and beauty of our treasured community buildings,” said Bill Silver, AIA, president. “Having historic architects on staff continues to provide our firm with a unique specialty we believe complements our entire practice. We are pleased to share this award with the library staff, City commission, vendors, and contractors that worked with us on a project that has such a significant presence in the downtown area.”


The Ferguson Library project is one of just eleven preservation projects selected by the Trust for Merit Awards that reflect outstanding preservation of Connecticut’s historic buildings and places.


Bill Silver, AIA, and David Wenchell, RA, both registered historic architects, accepted the award on behalf of the firm on April 13 at a ceremony held at the Pequot Library in Southport.