Jane Griswold Radocchia


Architect / Geometer / Historian




Jane Griswold Radocchia



Architect - Geometer - Historian







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.


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.


Recent Presentations and Workshops


Compass School, Westminster, VT; 4 day workshop on Practical Geometry, 2024
IPTN Workshops, hands-on sessions on Practical Geometry. 2015 - 2023
IPTW 2019, Stirling, Scotland. 2019
Bennington College, workshop for class on Sacred Geometry, Fall 2023
North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA. 2021, 2023, 2024
Mud University, Cambridge, NY, March, 2023, 2024
Traditional Building Conference, Speaker, 2022
Rockingham, VT, Meeting House Geometry, OnLine Lecture via Zoom. 2021
Indiana Barn Foundation, Annual Meeting, Keynote Speaker. 2019

Other Lectures

Presentations, workshops, and walking tours on local historic architecture for the Bennington Historical Society and other regional groups.

Selected Community Service


Bennington, VT, Development Review Board. 2016 - present

Pownal, VT, Pownal Center Historic District proposal. 2008 – 2009, 2021-current

Ballardvale Historic District Board, Andover, MA. 1994 – 1995

Andover, MA, Zoning Board of Appeals. 1976 - 1992

Habitat for Humanity, Architect. 1985 – 2000, 2015

Volunteer Work


Bennington Museum Collections Committee. 2019 - Current

Bennington Museum Research Library Committee: member. 2017 - current

Hudson Mohawk Vernacular Architecture, board member. 2022 - 2023

Open Church at Old First Church, Bennington, VT. 2012 - current

Preservation Trades Network (ptn.org) : board member, treasurer. 2019 - 2023

Park-McCullough House, docent, 2008-2011



Massachusetts Historic Preservation Award, for the column, Passing By Andover, MA. 1994

10 Historic Preservation Awards







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