James brings several years of experience working with Florida-based de la Guardia Victoria Architects. James received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Trinity College, followed by a Masters in Architecture from the University of Miami. An avid sportsman, James is thrilled to be back in the northeast and even enjoys the four-season Connecticut weather.
Director of Finance
Ann joins the team with a background in hospitality and retail management. In addition to her financial responsibilities, she works with the interiors team as the purchasing agent. Originally from the Boston area, Ann moved to Litchfield County after attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst. When Ann and her husband aren't busy planning their next trip to Spain, she's prepping for a road trip to visit her adult daughter and son, who now live in North Carolina and Pennsylvania respectively.
Ken’s construction knowledge and business experience provides him with essential skills when working through the construction administration phase of a project. He attended Southern Connecticut State University where he competed on their swim team. Outside of work, Ken's focus shifts toward his large family and their common love of the outdoors. He also leads our weekly cycling outings–one day a week, we knock off a little early and hit the road for an afternoon touring the rolling hills of Litchfield and Dutchess counties.
Prior to joining our team Adrienne had been working in the office of Brooks & Falotico Associates. She received a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Connecticut College. Following years of helping her architect father with renovations on their own house, Adrienne is now renovating a cottage of her own.
Will left Brooklyn, NY in pursuit of a healthy life in the country. Will graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Architecture and a minor in Chinese languages. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Hiland Hall Turner Architects. Will is thrilled to be living in northwestern CT and has begun developing plans to build his own little house in the country.
Sarah Roberts Hale
Sarah joined Hendricks Churchill after several years programming and producing large-scale music festivals and community events at Basilica Hudson in Hudson, NY. She is a graduate of Bard College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Photography. Sarah brings with her a fresh perspective to the interior design studio. Her appreciation for art, music and fashion makes her a perfect fit for the interiors team.
Heide Hendricks & Rafe Churchill
As Director of Interior Design, Heide creates interiors that are infused with wit, grace, and beauty. They represent a labor of love—the perfect blend of heirloom and modern filtered through her unique use of color, layers, and a healthy obsession for comfort. Heide’s talent is complemented by an innate ability to guide clients in articulating their dreams. She forges enduring relationships with each client built on trust, warmth, and shared joy.
Rafe's mission as the Creative Director of the architectural team has always been to create unique and beautiful buildings that fit perfectly with their environment and historical roots. This vision is matched by his straight-talking and realistic manner. With a compulsion for honesty in all aspects of the design process, Rafe is known for his ability to guide a project with a calmness, confidence and clarity rarely enjoyed by clients.
Before joining the team, Patrick previously worked for Gehry Partners in Los Angeles and Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York City. In addition to his work as a designer, he worked as a researcher and writer, serving as the research assistant to the architecture critic Paul Goldberger, contributing to the official biography of Frank Gehry and collaborating with Robert A.M. Stern on his memoirs. Patrick received a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric from Bates College and a Masters of Architecture from Parsons School of Design. Patrick lives with his wife and daughter in a 1700s farmhouse.
Prior to joining our team, Mel was vice president of sales and production for Comparti NYC, a catering and event planning company. She has a Bachelor of Arts in visual arts from Fordham University. Our fortuitous introduction was made when she and her family bought an 1800s farmhouse next door to one of our Litchfield County projects.
Interior Design Assistant
Before joining Hendricks Churchill, Reed served as a photographer and interior stylist. He has not only worked on traditional photo shoots for major publications but also created visual story campaigns on Instagram. Reed is drawn to the small details that make a space more intimate and is eager to apply and hone these skills at Hendricks Churchill. Reed was raised in a historic home and hopes to find and restore one of his own in the rolling hills of Sharon, Connecticut.