Robert S. MacNeille, AIA
Design Principal & President
Rob MacNeille has been practicing architectural design and construction for more than 35 years, thoughtfully designing, restoring and renovating – inventing and reinventing – built spaces for personal institutional and commercial use. Prior to becoming a licensed architect, Rob spent an itinerant decade wearing a toolbelt and learning to build. These adventures took him from East Hampton NY to Mattapoisett MA to Brunswick ME, building and restoring wood-framed coastal New England architecture. During these years of learning about proper building and craftsmanship, he also earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture. These disparate but related experiences inspired an interest in the Master Builder model where craft and design reinforce one another through active collaboration during each phase of a project. With this as his guiding mandate, he co-founded the firm Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders, Inc. in 1996. Under his leadership, C&M has received numerous awards for design and craftsmanship, including three Bulfinch Awards from the New England Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. He and his firm have also received recognition from leading international, national, and regional design publications, including multiple Best of Boston and Best of North Shore home awards.
Rob holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), is a corporate trustee for the Trustees of Reservations and Rob has also served as a member of the Manchester Historical Commission and the Manchester Zoning Board of Appeals.
Rob and his family reside in Manchester MA and decamp to their family home on the coast of Maine whenever possible.