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Ridge Architecture - Nick Venezia - Katonah Transformation - Landing 2

Ridge Architecture is a boutique architecture and design studio in Ridgefield, CT. We design spaces to enhance quality of life. 

Our studio is versatile, helping clients realize a range of projects: residential, commercial, renovations, new construction, planning, programming, and interiors. 


We tailor our services to each specific project.

Our practice is rooted in simplicity and craft, inspired by place and the natural world. 

We embrace stewardship and aspire to practice sustainable architecture.

We work throughout Connecticut, New York, and beyond.​

Connect with us to learn more. 



listening + observation

We approach each project with humility, and start by listening and observing. 


Our clients are collaborators. We work with them to establish project objectives, and throughout design and construction - to ensure objectives are being met.


Every design decision warrants consideration of many factors, including: aesthetics, durability, budget, maintenance, and environmental footprint. 

The best design solutions satisfy all project criteria. A high-performing, energy-efficient project should also be beautiful, functional, and budget appropriate. 


The simplest solution is the best...and usually, the most elegant. 

every project is unique​

We would love to hear about yours! Please get in touch



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Nicolas Carcelen​

Nico brings many years of experience as a project manager and senior designer to Ridge Architecture. The first half of his career was in the public sector, overseeing large-scale community design projects. 

More recently, he has specialized in commercial design, including corporate, hospitality, and education projects.

He holds a B.Arch (P.U.C. Ecuador) and Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture (T.U. Darmstadt). He loves making - and admiring! - beautiful objects, including bicycles, furniture, a custom fence, and experimental, geometric ceramics. 

Oh, and games? All soccer and chess, all strategy, all the time. 

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Cameron Cole Carcelen​, AIA

As the daughter of a builder, Cameron grew up around construction sites and loves the magic of turning building systems into a home. Her practice is about finding beauty in the technical and the functional. She's as excited by poetic design as by building science, energy efficiency, thermal envelope assemblies, and construction details. 

Her Master of Architecture & Certificate of Ecological Design are from the University of Oregon, her B.A. is from N.Y.U., and she's a licensed architect in Connecticut and New York. She worked at Amanda Martocchio Architecture prior to opening Ridge Architecture.


When not in the studio, she's usually tinkering in her garden, paddle boarding, or working on an imaginative project with her kids.

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