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Smith Edwards McCoy Joins QA

Farmington, CT Architectural firm Smith Edwards McCoy Architects, based in Hartford since 1977, is joining Quisenberry Arcari (QA) Architects, founded and based in Farmington since 2002.

(l-r) Tyler Smith, Tom Arcari, Kent McCoy, David Quisenberry, and Rusty Malik

According to QA Architects, the unification with Smith Edwards McCoy will allow the QA Team to further cultivate its original vision and fortify new market and project opportunities in the education and historic preservation sectors, where Smith Edwards McCoy has garnered high recognition.

“As a result of this partnership with Smith Edwards McCoy, we will grow the firm’s expertise in education, historical preservation, and institutional work; engage with a team of highly respected and talented professionals; and increase our creative and planning resources,” said Rusty Malik, a QA Architects principal.

“We recognized that joining forces will mutually benefit both firms. Accordingly, our professional staff and consulting teams are intent on making a seamless and positive transition,” said Kent McCoy, principal of Smith Edwards McCoy Architects.


The union also allows both firms to carry on their commitments to serving the architectural needs of Connecticut’s cities and towns. The Smith Edwards McCoy team will relocate to Farmington and will operate under the Quisenberry Arcari Architects, LLC mantle.