Jane Griswold Radocchia

Architect / Historian






I am an architect.

I specialize in existing residential construction, ie: old houses.

I am also an architectural historian, studying vernacular residential architecture with a special interest in geometry.



As an architect based in Bennington, VT. and Andover, MA. I work with old houses and the families who love them.

For 40 years I have helped owners restore, repair, renovate and expand their houses.

During this time, I have worked with over 1200 houses, some modern, some 300 years old.

While holding a BA from Oberlin College and a M. Arch. from MIT, I consider my education truly comes from the houses I have worked on and the contractors I have worked with.       More



I am an architectural historian by accident. I found I was showing friends and clients the historic environment they lived in but did not see.

Writing a column in the local newspaper, Sunday Drives, gave me my voice. I enjoy sharing what I see; so I give lectures and teach seminars.

I know from my work as an architect how available materials and technology influence design and construction.

I am most interested in vernacular architecture, how we built to suit our climate and our needs using the tools and materials we had.       More



Architecture  (Current Blog)

Passing By  (Original Blog)

Sunday Drives  (Original Blog)

Current work

Houses I've recently worked on.


1950's cape, expanded for new owner


1830's workers house, upgraded and expanded


1790 Federal with 1950's wing, small expansion and interior reconstruction