Weston Wright Architects is a boutique design firm that strives to create an architecture that will exert a positive, contributive influence on its setting. Such an influence could emanate from a building’s independent or collective role; i.e., an architecture’s aesthetic and performance attributes, as well as, its adaptability to a future social and/or, environmental context.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Mr. Wright received his Bachelor of Architecture in 1981 from Arizona State University. ASU, relative to the built environment, is noted for their pioneering research into photovoltaics, active and passive solar systems.
Weston’s project design experience began while working for the Hawkweed Group in Chicago on a children’s center in Ripon, Wisconsin. The center was published in Process Architecture magazine. Subsequent projects included a solar retrofit of a 100-year-old farmhouse, an earth-integrated passive solar residence atop an existing barn foundation, and culminated with the construction of a new office building for Hawkweed Group’s Wisconsin location. The building was published in Progressive Architecture magazine.
While Weston was with Hawkweed, the firm won a national competition for the design of a new town, Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin. The challenge emanated from the river which ran through town and continuously flooded. Ultimately, repetitive flooding crippled the town’s economic vibrancy. Mr. Wright was involved with the master plan and design of those buildings which comprise the new town center.
In Boston, Weston worked for the offices of Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood, and Ben Thompson & Associates.
At Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood, Weston worked on the Hynes Convention Center, 850,000sf, the U.S. Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand, and Marx Hall, Princeton University.
At Ben Thompson, Weston worked on Union Station, Washington DC, 607,000sf, Dublin Financial Services Center-North Building, Dublin, Ireland, the University of Chicago, Hyde Park, Illinois and Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Carolyn Ancona is a 25-year veteran in the marketing communications industry. Her career has focused on three key areas of expertise: new business development, project management and media relations.
She has served as a vital team member for several Northeast regional advertising agencies. Carolyn was an executive vice president of The Gorman Group. Under her leadership, the agency maintained clients representing a wide variety of industries for the domestic and global marketplace.
Ms. Ancona joined Trainor Communications as a senior member of their account service team working with clients such as Lightolier. Her day-to-day responsibilities allowed her to manage the relationship while taking the lead in media relations for the client.
She spent the next seven years as vice president at Chaffee & Partners. She assisted the agency in business development, project management and media relations. As a member of the Chaffee Communications team, Carolyn applied her strong public relations skills to develop the most effective narrative for a client’s story and successfully delivering it to their audience.
Carolyn joined Weston Wright Architects in 2014 where her work centers on business development and media relations.
Ms. Ancona studied Fine and Applied Arts with a concentration in photography at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA. She later spent a year living in Rome with the RISD European Studies program where the study of architecture was a daily focus. Carolyn has been recently elected to the Board of Directors of Art League RI.
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