The Firm

The architectural firm of ERNESTO BUCH ARCHITECT, Inc was founded in 1987 and has offices in in New Haven Connecticut, Miami and Punta Cana Dominican Republic. Richardson Library The firm has completed numerous projects not only in Connecticut, but New York City, Florida, Alabama and The Dominican Republic as well. 

The firm specializes in Classical/Traditional architecture and urbanism. As such, it is committed to an architecture that is responsive to its physical setting. The firm very strongly believes that a building must be an integral part of its surroundings and respectful of its historical context and building traditions.  As an example of this, the firm has been involved in the planning of traditional new towns and neighborhoods in addition to the design of buildings integral to those plans.

ERNESTO BUCH ARCHITECT, Inc provides architectural services throughout all phases of a project. The firm encourages active client participation in the planning process.  Careful attention is given to every detail from the design phase until the project's completion.  The principal is a constant presence on the project site during the entire time of construction, making sure every aspect of the design is properly interpreted and executed.  This ensures each project meets the firm's and our client's high standards.


The Principal

The firm follows the lead and inspiration of its founder and principal, Ernesto Buch.  Ernesto's love of Classical/Traditional architecture and urbanism dates back to his childhood in Cuba and Miami. Tupelo Beach Pavilion Born in Cuba, sub sequentially immigrating to Miami, Ernesto was exposed at a young age to various physical environments and architecture that eventually lead him to his interest in Traditional architecture and urbanism.  His inherent curiosity and passion has lead him to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Case Western Reserve University, a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Miami and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University.

Throughout his career Ernesto has been extremely fortunate to work on many exciting projects with various talent in the fields of architecture and urbanism.  Highlights include working with Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk on the Master Plan and Code for the Town of Seaside Florida. During this period, Ernesto designed numerous houses and civic buildings for Seaside, most notably the Tupelo Street Beach Pavilion (pictured), which has become an icon for "The Little Beach Town That Made a Big Difference".  Another high point in Ernesto's career and education was to work with the highly respected and admired Classicist Allan Greenberg.  With Allan Greenberg, Ernesto not only had the privilege to work on many stimulating projects, but also the opportunity to broaden his knowledge of the language of Classicism.  With this knowledge Ernesto was inspired to design the firm's first project, The Richardson Library.  Ernesto was awarded The Arthur Ross Award in Architecture given by Classical America, for his design of this private library in the Classical Tradition. In recent years Ernesto and the firm have been involved in designing and completing numerous projects within the Dominican Republic, Miami and the Bahamas, primarily focusing on private residences in the Classical Tradition.