Jared I. Edwards FAIA – Title Collaborating Principal | Smith Edwards McCoy Architects


  • 1960 Bachelor of Arts, Yale University
  • 1963 Master of Architecture, Yale University

Professional Affiliations:

  • Registered Architect: State of CT 1967
  • Fellow: AIA 1986
  • Member: AIA CT

Current Civic Involvement:

  • Connecticut Landmarks (A&L): Honorary Trustee since 2008
  • Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation: Advisory Council since 2005
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation: Emeritus Board of Advisors since 1989
  • Newport County Preservation Society: Properties Committee since 2004
  • Historic New England (SPNEA): Council & Stewardship Committee 1995
  • State of CT Historic Preservation Board: since 1980, Chairman since 1989

Professional Experience:

  • 1977 – Present- Principal and Secretary/Treasurer of Smith Edwards McCoy Architects
  • 1965 – 1977-Associate Architect with Frid, Ferguson, Mahaffey & Perry, Hartford, CT
  • 1963 – 1964- Architect with Pedersen & Tilney S.P.A., Milan, Italy

Summary of Experience:
Jared I. Edwards, with Tyler Smith, formed Smith Edwards Architects, p.c. For over thirty-five years Jared Edwards has provided leadership in preserving historic resources. He serves many institutions, both of regional and national significance. Out of recognition for his skills and accomplishments in historic preservation and restoration, he was elected a member of the College of Fellows of the AIA in 1986. He was presented a Special Achievement Design Award for the Old State House Project from AIA/Connecticut in 1996. The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism awarded Smith Edwards Architects, Jared Edwards and Tyler Smith, the 2009 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.