Don Powers

Donald Powers Architects, Inc.

140 Union Street
Providence, RI 02903


Don has over 14 years of experience in all aspects of architectural practice. His completed work includes historic restoration of landmark buildings, single-family residences, institutional building, and urban and town planning. In recent years his work has concentrated on integrated, mixed use planning and architectural design.

A 5 year association with the Congress for the New Urbanism and frequent collaboration with some of the best firms in the country doing traditional urban design (including the noted firm of Duany Plater-Zyberk) has brought an expertise in the technique and art of creating livable communities and cherished places.

Before forming Donald Powers Architects, Inc. in 2000, he worked with several internationally recognized architects and planners including Cooper Robertson + Partners of New York City and Kyu Sung Woo, Architect of Cambridge, MA. For seven years, he worked as a lead designer with Graham Gund Architects of Cambridge, Massachusetts, before relocating to RI where he worked with the noted local firms of Durkee, Brown, Viveiros, and Werenfels as well as William D. Warner, Architects & Planners.

He received his B.S. in Architecture from University of Virginia in 1988 where he was awarded their annual Design Prize. He received his Masters in Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design in 1992. He holds professional licenses in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and New York. He is an active member of the Congress for the New Urbanism and has a single minded vision to restore communities and save the world from sprawl. 

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