Caolo & Bieniek Associates, Inc., a full service architectural design firm with offices in Western Massachusetts, provides clients throughout New England with a complete range of architectural services encompassing Facilities Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Master Planning, Interior Design, Historic Preservation, 3-D Renderings, Sustainable Design (LEED and MA-CHPS), New & Renovation Construction Documents and Administration. Employment opportunities for architects seeking jobs with great growth potential.



Caolo & Bieniek Associates, Inc. is a full service architectural design firm established in 1955. From offices in Western Massachusetts, we have provided clients throughout the New England region with a complete range of architectural services encompassing Facilities Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Master Planning, Interior Design, Historic Preservation, 3-D Renderings, Sustainable Design (LEED and MA-CHPS), New & Renovation Construction Documents and Administration. Our success is the result of an ongoing commitment to client service from the earliest stage of a project through project completion, with a design methodology that provides architectural solutions to creatively address the long term needs of our clients.

At Caolo & Bieniek Associates we believe that good architecture is a product of good communication. As professionals, we share our considerable experience with our clients in an effort to help provide a clear path through the design process. At the same time, we do a lot of listening. We understand that every building we design must be uniquely suited to the needs of those who will one day occupy it. Our goal is to provide a unique architectural design that results from a complete understanding of user needs.

For over five decades Caolo & Bieniek Associates has been involved with helping to shape the built environment of the region. We combine a keen interest in the possibilities of new technology with an understanding and appreciation for the historic fabric of New England. We design buildings to fit appropriately into the context of our communities and neighborhoods. And we design buildings to last. Whether a project demands a contemporary or historic stylistic approach, it will always receive careful attention to the construction methods and materials selection that will insure its useful function over time.

Over the years, Caolo & Bieniek Associates has serviced a wide variety of clients with a wide range of building types. We have done work in the public and private sectors. We have designed educational facilities from pre-school through college. We have worked with Municipalities, States and the Federal Government. We have been involved with residential, retail, business, institutional and industrial projects. And we have developed the flexibility to efficiently complete small projects with construction budgets of a few hundred thousand dollars as well as large projects with construction budgets of tens of millions of dollars. Caolo & Bieniek Associates has done a lot of architecture in the past half century and we have a large roster of satisfied clients. We are most proud of the fact that the people who hire us very often ask us back to work with them again.




CBA provides professional design services for private, municipal, state and federally funded projects, with an emphasis on serving clients in Western Massachusetts. We have demonstrated ability to plan, design and accurately estimate projects of a wide range of complexity and cost.

Registered Architects:

  • Curtis A. Edgin, AIA, NCARB, President
  • James M. Hanifan, AIA, NCARB, Vice President
  • Bertram W. Gardner IV, AIA, NCARB, Vice President
  • John D. MacMillan, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President

Project Managers:

  • Rudolph J. Hall
  • Joseph Blowers
  • Anthony Gomes

Services Offered

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • New Construction
  • Renovations
  • Additions
  • Accessibility Upgrades/ADA Compliance
  • Adaptive ReUse
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Needs Assessment
  • Window Replacement
  • House Doctor Contracts
  • Historic Rehabilitation
  • Interior Design
  • Programming
  • Design & Construction Administration Services
  • Sustainable Design (LEED and MA-CHPS)




American School & University: 2004
Architectural Portfolio issue

  "Award Winning and Other Outstanding School & University Buildings"

  Gateway Regional Middle School / High School
  Huntington, Massachusetts 


2002 International Masonry Institute Golden Trowel Award
  New England Region: Police & Fire Stations Category

2002 BAC Craft Award: Best National Brick Project
  International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

2001 Honorable Mention: Station Style Award
  Fire Chief Magazine

  Easthampton Public Safety Complex
  Easthampton, Massachusetts 


American School & University: 2002
  Architectural Portfolio issue

 "Award Winning and Other Outstanding School & University Buildings"

  Van Sickle Middle School/Springfield High School
  Springfield, Massachusetts 


Historic Rehab

Modernizing classic buildings to match the needs of the 21st century library is a challenging  assignment. Our work is indicative of our ability to integrate historical integrity and new technologies.



A renovation and expansion of the historic century-old Carnegie Library, the project included plaster repair, effective laylight in place of the original skylight, new standing seam roof and a revisioned front entry that reflects the classic style of the building.  

After demolition of the two existing additions to the original library, a two-story addition was built, housing most of the new library and library services.  A striking lobby with high ceilings joins the Carnegie Room to the new addition, housing the children’s room and young adult room, a 150-seat community meeting room, computer lab, local history room, and a variety of reading nooks and spots for quiet study. The library now features large arrays of heat-rejecting glass, infusing the space with natural light. 

Designed to meet LEED standards, the historic building has been awarded LEED Silver certification. 


Florence, MA

Renovation of the existing 4,180 square foot library and construction of a 5,324 square foot addition designed to compliment the historic integrity of the original structure, built in 1890. In addition to bringing the library into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Lilly Library now includes an enlarged Children’s Room, a public meeting facility, and more accessible space for the growing volume of materials and technologies available for public use.

Additional parking, utility upgrades and landscaping were designed to accommodate the expanded facility.