Meet the Team

CherylNewton

Cheryl Newton, AIA

Principal & Founder

With over 25 years of experience, Cheryl's enthusiasm and infectious positive energy has resonated with each of her clients and is what makes working with her such a fun experience. She has a magical way of making her clients dreams a reality through really listening and inviting them into the design process. She is also a dedicated Mother to two handsome young men and a proud, active longtime Glastonbury resident.

What excites you about your job? Running a business adds a dimension to my work that I truly enjoy. Meeting with clients is by far my favorite part of my job, and starting a design with a pure white blank piece of paper is why I became an architect. ⁣

Who Inspires You? Sarah Susanka, author of the “Not So Big House⁣

What is your favorite project you’ve worked on? There’s so many to choose from! Key project that were turning points in my career are the Education Space Improvements at Hartford Hospital, Wells Road Elementary School, House in Stonington CT (with the eyebrow window) and The Community School of the Arts.⁣

What is something on your bucket list? Building my Lake House. (It’s already designed!)⁣

What are some of your Hobbies? Sailing, Yoga, Skiing and I like to read a lot.

Paul Crop

Paul Szczombrowski

Architectural Designer / Project Manager

A graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) with a Masters of Architecture, Paul is an enthusiastic, conscientious professional with a dedication to detail and a passion for design. "Paul has a personality that puts you at ease. He is one of those people who you genuinely want to be around!” as stated by one of our clients.

What excites you about your job? Ever since my first day on the job, the ability to learn was always the most exciting part of the day. The business of Architecture is a completely different animal from the Architecture in academics, but ability to seek out things like construction details and code requirements disciplined my education to become a more well-rounded thinker.

Who Inspires You? The architect in me is inspired by the works of Alvar Aalto, with his constant acknowledgment of the natural world around us as a precedent to design.

What is something on your bucket list? I've always wished to live in a Tiny House. While large homes are fun and exciting, I've never really sought one for my own growing up. With efficient space management you can have everything you need at your fingertips and it saves planet too!

What are some of your Hobbies? Making / Tinkering, Car Enthusiast, Hiking / Backpacking, & Biking

Cheryl Newton Architects LLC is a full service architectural design firm located in the Historic District of Glastonbury, Connecticut. With over 25 years of experience in educational, municipal, commercial, and residential projects, we provide excellent service to our clients through beautiful, creative and sustainable design.

Cheryl Newton, AIA specializes in smaller projects that start and finish in the same calendar year. She has an expansive portfolio of projects ranging from $150,000 to $5,000,000 in construction budgets located across Southern New England. Cheryl’s greatest strength is effectively communicating every detail of the project to each member of the project team. By listening closely to her client’s ideas, Cheryl develops their plans from a blank sheet of paper to the completed project of their dreams.

Want to join in the fun?

The CNA team is always looking to add new talent! Please send us your resume with a cover letter.