Tyler Smith FAIA Title Managing Principal Of Smith Edwards McCoy Architects


  • 1964 Bachelor of Arts, Yale University
  • 1969 Master of Architecture, Columbia University

Professional Experience:

  • Registered Architect: State of CT 1974
  • Fellow: AIA 1983
  • Member: AIA CT
  • NCARB Certificate

Civic Involvement:

  • Consultant: iQuilt for Downtown Hartford
  • Trustee: Bushnell Park Foundation
  • Honorary Board Member: Riverfront Recapture, Inc.
  • Member: The Hartford Courant’s PLACE Board of Contributors
  • Member: 1000 Friends of Connecticut
  • Co-Chair: Mayor’s Green Ribbon Task for Hartford Park System
  • Advisory Board Member: University of Hartford Dept. of Architecture

Professional Experience:

  • 1977 – Present- Principal and President of Smith Edwards McCoy Architects
  • 1973 – 1977-Co founder and first President and Executive Director The Hartford Architecture Conservancy
  • 1972 – 1973- Designer and draftsman with Jack Dollard,
  • 1968 – 1971 -Co-founder of Urban Deadline, Inc., a community oriented, advocacy architecture firm in New York City

Summary of Experience:
Tyler Smith formed Smith Edwards Architects with Jared I. Edwards in 1977, and serves as its President. For more than 33 years he has focused his energies and skills on issues of urban design, the preservation and reuse of existing buildings and the design of new buildings within the urban and neighborhood context. He has led the firm’s involvement in the design of educational facilities, most notably magnet schools. As an advocate for cities and towns, Tyler Smith has and continues to be active in a range of civic and non profit organizations. He has taught, lectured and written on issues related to school design and the betterment of the urban environment.