ABOUT

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Sellars Lathrop Architects llc was founded by Ann Sellars Lathrop, in 1999. Both Ann and Howard Lathrop are managing principals, providing value and experience through 50+ years of combined architectural experience and over 25 years of residential experience. Sellars Lathrop Architects is the recipient of many awards such as: A Green Building Award from the Westport Green Energy Task Force; an Innovation and Design Award from Connecticut Cottages &Gardens; an AIA, CT Alice Washburn Award; a Marvin Window and Door, Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award; a Moffly Media A-List Award; and an AIA CT People’s Choice Award. In addition, SLA work can be seen in numerous print publications, on our constantly updated Houzz profile, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn profiles, and numerous other online sources.

The principles of SLA have had extensive experience with residential, commercial, corporate, adaptive re-use and institutional projects while working for renowned architects in Los Angeles, New York, New Haven and Chicago. With these projects has come the in-depth experience to resolve complex challenges through a wide range of architectural solutions. The desire to work on a smaller scale, to create unique, timeless and sustainable places to live and work prompted the opening of Sellars Lathrop Architects llc in Westport, Connecticut.

 
 
 
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ANN SELLARS LATHROP

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Ann Sellars Lathrop, AIA, NCARB, is a principal at Sellars Lathrop Architects, llc. Ms Lathrop received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy of Industrial Societies, with an emphasis in Urban Design, from the University of California at Berkeley. After three years of work experience at large architectural firms in Los Angeles, she then returned to school and received a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

Her past work experiences include space planning, master planning, interior design, architectural design, management, and construction administration for a multitude of different firms and project types: Corporate interiors with Gensler and Associates in Los Angeles, commercial and institutional buildings with Philip Johnson and Moshe Safdie in New York, adaptive re-use projects with Svigals Associates in New Haven, commercial development projects with Cesar Pelli Associates in New Haven and commercial tenant fit- ups and renovation work with Torchia Associates in Chicago.

She was also a founding member of the Alliance For Architecture, a program of the Arts Council of New Haven. Ms Lathrop is interested in improving energy efficiency and implementing smart building practices to create high quality design solutions with elegance, character and style.

 
 
 
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HOWARD LATHROP

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Howard Lathrop, AIA, NCARB, is a principal at Sellars Lathrop Architects, llc . Mr Lathrop received a Bachelor of Architecture from Texas A&M University and for many years was the Senior Design Associate at Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates. While a faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) in Los Angeles, Mr. Lathrop also worked with the office of Charles and Ray Eames and was Design Principal of Howard Lathrop and Associates.

He has been the Senior Designer and Project Architect on a variety of building types located around the world, including the design and restoration of major metropolitan museums, Fortune 500 corporate headquarters, Institutional headquarters and schools, non-profit workplaces, and single family residential. The size of projects have varied from large scale urban multi-use complexes to a single piece of furniture. Mr. Lathrop has in-depth knowledge and a broad range of experience with construction methods and detailing for all building types. He is interested in creating form and function from the expression of materials and creating buildings that work specifically for the culture in which they exist.

On a more local level, Mr. Lathrop has been involved as a volunteer Chair of the Westport School Building Committee and was twice elected to the Westport Planning and Zoning Commission. He was also involved in the 2007 Town Plan of Development and Conservation and has worked to increase the vitality of Westport’s Town Center.

 
 

NEWS / ARTICLES / AWARDS

We are honored to be featured in many publications and be the recipient of many awards:

2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013,  Best of houzz Awards

2018- The Westport Green Building Award  (River House) .Awarded by the Westport Green Task Force, Town of Westport, CT,  " in recognition of meaningful contribution to a sustainable Westport, acting as an exemplar through the Energy Star Certified redevelopment of the residence, and furthering the town's goal of  being a Net Zero community by 2050" ,  October 12, 2018. download pdf

2018 -Feature article : Modernizing a Colonial Home is a Delicate Process (Fairfield House); Sponsored by Marvin Integrity Windows and Doors,  October 31, 2018.  download pdf

2018 -Feature article : Remodeling for Daylight: Winning Project Lessons from a 1832 Connecticut Home (Turkey Hill House); Sponsored by Hanley Wood in Remodeling Magazine on-line,  Summer 2018. download pdf

2017 -Near and Far Aid Designer Q&A Series (Turkey Hill House), April 5, 2017. download pdf

2017 -Feature article: Modern Love- Renovated Ranch Resurrected into Modern Energy Efficient Marvel (River House);  East Coast Home + Design, March /April 2017. download pdf

2017- Article: Discover 6 Amazing Riverside Homes (River House); Dwell Magazine website article:Home Tours, November 22, 2017.

2016 -Innovation in Design Award -IDA (Long Island Sound House); Architecture Category, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens Award. download pdf

2016 -Feature Article: House Tour- A Modern Connecticut Home at Waters Edge  (Long Island Sound House); Architectural Digest Web Exclusive, July 25, 2016 .

2016 -HOBI Award, Best Modern Style Custom Home (Long Island Sound House), Home Builders Association of CT Award, Winter/Spring 2016. download pdf

2016 -Articles: Outdoor Spaces plus Ask the Expert; East Coast Home + Design, May/June 2016

2016 -Feature Article: Farmhouse Chic (Turkey Hill House); New England Home Magazine, Connecticut, Summer 2016. download pdf

2015 -atHome, A-List Award (Fairfield House); Moffly Media, Renovation Category, atHome Magazine Award.

2014 -Article: Trending-Where the Architects Live; Connecticut Post, October 2014. download pdf

2014 -People's Choice Award (Hilltop House); AIA Connecticut Award.

2013 -HOBI Award, Best Contemporary Custom Home (Hilltop House), Home Builders Association of CT Award, Winter/Spring 2013. download pdf

2013-Feature Article and podcast: House Tour with Bob Vila- Award Winning Architect Shares 9 Renovation Tips (Old Hill House). download pdf

2013-Feature Article:  The Main Event (Hilltop  House); Custom Builder, March 2013. download pdf

2013-Feature Article:  Amazing Transformations (Cottage House); East Coast Home + Design,  Issue 63, 2013. download pdf

2012-Article: From Colonial era to Modernist, house tour showcases the art of fine living (Artist House 2): Westport News December 3, 2012. download pdf

2012 - atHome, A-List Award (Old Hill House); Moffly Media, Renovation Category, atHome Magazine Award. download pdf
2012 - Red Diamond Achiever Award (Old Hill House); Marvin Integrity Windows and Doors Award.

2012 -Feature Article: Adaptation-Sometimes Great Things Happen When You Decide to Renovate Rather Than Tear Down (Old Hill House); Connecticut Magazine, October, 2012.download pdf

2012 -Alice Washburn Award (Old Hill House); Renovation Category, AIA Connecticut Award.

2008 -Article: A Room of One's Own (Artist House 1); Moffly Media, Westport Magazine, April 2008. download pdf

2007 -Article: Defying a Tear Down Trend- Homeowners are Turning to Remodeling; The Advocate Greenwich Time, January 5, 2007. download  pdf

2004 -Feature Article: Mr Bilhuber Gets his Dream House ; Moffly Media, Greenwich Magazine, April 2004. download pdf

2004 -Article: Real Life Renovations ; Moffly Media, Greenwich Magazine, April 2004. download pdf

 
 

AFFILIATIONS

Members, American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Licensed Architects in Connecticut and New York

Board certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Member, U.S. Green Building Council : USGBC is a nonprofit organization of building industry leader working to make environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy buildings in which to live and work.

Member, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association: NESEA is a nonprofit organization of professionals working in sustainable energy whole-systems thinking and green technologies.

Accredited by the Better Business Bureau of Connecticut

Accepted as ENERGY STAR Partner, a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency