Peter P. Bugryn, Jr.


Peter graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1982 with a Bachelors of Architectural Engineering degree.  He worked for Rick from 1983-1990 and during that time, became licensed in 1988. He opened his own practice in 1990 which he was sole proprietor until December of 2013 when he returned to help form Merrell Architects, Inc.

Dawn & Liam Gibson

Office Manager

The glue that keeps us all together, these are the friendly faces you'll first see when you come to our office.  Dawn maintains office operations to make sure everything is running smoothly.

April L. Stevens

Vice President/Project Manager

April started working part time for Rick when she was a Junior in High School.  Rick's creativity and love of design helped mold her into the person she is today.  April attended Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA.  She graduated in 2006 with a Bachelors of Architectural Engineering degree and returned home to CT to continue learning by Rick's side.

Our Founder

Richard Kendall Merrell, Jr.


Richard Kendall Merrell, Jr. established Merrell Associates, Architects & Planners in 1982 and served as sole proprietor until his untimely passing in March of 2013.  Rick was truly dedicated to his field of work and his family. He was thoughtful, generous, and patient with all. We aspire to continue Rick's legacy and rich tradition of serving the Greater Waterbury area and beyond. When Merrell Associates was dissolved, we chose to honor Rick by using his name in our new business name.  Merrell Architects, Inc. was formed in December of 2013.

As Rick strived to provide quality professional architectural services, Merrell Architects, Inc. does as well. Complete and comprehensive services, which can include all required consulting specialists as may be needed by each client. In offering the ability to pull together the entire team of professionals, the client doesn't have to interview and contract separately with each.

Our philosophy is to bring the client, general contractor, subcontractors, and this firm together with our consultants to form a team while fostering a working relationship between all, a relationship committed to quality, communication, and responsibility. In doing this we all participate in bringing about a successful completion of the project for everyone, particularly the client.  It is important to work closely with the client, keeping them informed and educated as required. An important and valued ingredient to the project's success is the continued input and commitment by the client. Working closely throughout the project allows their input and decisions to be informed.

Our staff and available consultants are always ready to help our clients with all aspects of their projects, from conception through occupancy and even post occupancy. No project is too small and no challenge too great for our team to provide creative solutions. Our ability to provide fast turnaround for emergencies has been and is a valuable aspect of our services appreciated by many clients.

Thank you for taking the time to read about us.  We look forward to assisting with the success of your project.