AD is first a community of those who are committed to practicing and developing architecture for the larger community. We are linked by 9 years of experience on shared projects by a variety of talents. We are continuing to grow and develop our abilities for the larger community.


Will Melcher, Principal

Will founded the firm in 1993, thirteen years after graduating from Washington University, St. Louis, having received the AIA student Medal and the Widmann Prize. He cut his teeth working in large Boston firms and managed a National Science Foundation research project at the GSD, Harvard University. He is registered in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and has a NCARB certificate which gives him access to registration across the US and Canada. His experience with large projects and his focus on residential work are revealed in the success of his designs. His commitment to the community is evident by his spearheading the start-up (and his continued participation in) of the Wilton Main Street Association in 1998. This group has brought significant positive change to the downtown including a new park, purchase of the lot for the new police station, securing of a major historic mill building, a sign and lighting ordinance, and a large grant for new sidewalks, repaving and traffic calming devices.

LouAnn Fornataro, Principal of Fornataro Architecture

LouAnn has been consulting with Will since 1998. She is a principal of Fornataro Architecture, is an award winning specifications writer (CSI Fellow), building systems specialist and office manager. They share office space and employees.