Meet the Team

Cheryl Newton, AIA

Principal & Founder

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.

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.

Paul Szczombrowski

Architectural Designer

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

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.

Kimberly Walsh

Business Development Manager

What excites you about your job? I’m a creative person with a lot of ideas, Cheryl embraces that and lets me run with it. Being able to blend my creativity, photography skills, passion for marketing, and industry knowledge to help support Cheryl and grow her company is fulfilling and a lot of fun!

Who Inspires You? I pull inspiration from many of the amazing people I’m lucky to have in my life. My husband is a brilliant engineer and businessman and I am constantly inspired by his drive and passion. My Dad has always been a huge inspiration. He was a screw machine shop owner most of his life and always taught me to not be afraid to get my hands dirty, what hard work really is and to always treat everyone you come across with the same level of respect and kindness.

What are some of your Hobbies? Photography, reading, skiing, and anything crafty.

What do people not know about you? My husband and I have been together since we were 16 years old!

Kim’s 15 year marketing career in the AEC industry has been multifaceted having worked both in engineering and architecture. Her specialties including lead generation, graphic design, photography, writing, social media, and website management. Kim is an active Mom residing in Farmington with her husband, two young boys and their black lab.

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.