Jay White, Architect PLC
86 St. Paul Street, Suite 313
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: (802) 793-1850
Email: [email protected]

Architectural services with a focus on:

       Historic Preservation
     Adaptive Reuse
     Wood, Masonry Structural Analysis
     Municipal Facilities
     Residential Buildings
     Office Environments

Firm Overview

Jay White, AIA, NCARB opened his own firm in June, 2014 after spending eight years as a Senior Architect with Robert Carl Williams Associates, which he joined upon his return to Vermont after a six year period working in Prague, Czech Republic. 

In Prague, Jay worked as a corporate architect for two separate developers, mostly focused on adaptive use of historic buildings into luxury hotels and apartments. The primary project for both developers was a hotel to be operated by Marriott’s Ritz-Carlton brand consisting of ten historic buildings near Prague’s Old Town Square. He also designed an apartment building in an historic structure adapted for re-use in 2007.

Prior to that, he was a principal at The Burley Partnership in Waitsfield, Vermont, where he worked for twenty years before moving to Prague.

Throughout his career, Jay has focused on providing top-quality service to clients, usually with straight-forward traditional designs. He believes architecture’s primary role is to solve clients’ building needs in a functional, affordable way. He also assists clients with grant applications, and historic tax credit certifications.

As a one-person firm, clients enjoy working with an experienced principal at all levels of the project. Jay hires consulting engineers related to HVAC, plumbing, electrical and structural design when necessary. RX3D Studios prepares the photographic quality renderings you find in this web site.

Almost all work is obtained by word-of-mouth and client referrals. References from clients on all projects included in this web site can be made available.

All work is fully insured with general and professional liability insurance.   

We look forward to working with you, too. Satisfaction is guaranteed. 

Barnes Camp Visitor Center
Stowe, Vermont

Ritz-Carlton, Prague 
Prague, Czech Republic

Joslin Memorial Library  Waitsfield, Vermont

Resume for Jay White, AIA, NCARB

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, Bachelor of Architecture, Tucson, Arizona  (1973)

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PRESERVATION INSTITUTE, Nantucket, Massachusetts  Post Graduate Courses in Historic Preservation (1973)

ICCROM (International Center for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property) Rome, Italy (1986).
This was a 5-month UNESCO-sponsored course focused on international historic preservation techniques, historic structure analysis, redevelopment and maintenance of historic buildings and materials.

Montpelier Design Review Committee,
Burlington Design Advisory Board, 2020-present


Vermont, Certification #1249

NCARB Certification #58849
(allows for reciprocity with other states and most countries)

Czech Chamber of Architects, Roster of Foreign Architects, Certificate #7

Member, AIA Vermont

Barnes Camp Visitor Center

Connection of new beams to old beams at Barnes Camp Visitor Center

Information Desk at Barnes Camp Visitor Center

Projects in Prague, Czech Republic, 1999 - 2005

2002-2005 Corporate Architect, Akroterion, Prague, Czech Republic
Design and pre-development, architectural and financial analysis for proposed Ritz-Carlton, Prague, after project was sold to Akroterion by Prague Investments as part of the purchase agreement. Manager of 5 member in-house design and development team. 

1999-2002 Corporate Architect, Prague Investments, Prague, Czech Republic.
Design of proposed Ritz-Carlton, Prague within 10 historic buildings near Prague’s Old Town Square. Feasibility studies for other hotels and residential projects on various sites in Prague. Manager of Technical Services Department of three.

I returned to Vermont before this project was built, pending a delay in permitting from the City of Prague.

Vaulted Guest Room,
Ritz-Carlton, Prague

Meeting Room Concept 
Ritz-Carlton, Prague

Scale Model,
Ritz-Carlton, Prague

Floor Plan highlighting retail shops
Ritz-Carlton, Prague

Projects with RCWA Architects, 2005-2014

2005-2014 Senior Architect, Robert Carl Williams Associates

Project management and design related to municipal facilities, historic preservation, Stowe and Killington ski resorts, restaurants, inns, and commercial kitchen design and equipment specifications.

Projects Jay led for RCWA include:

Blanchard Block restoration of 42,000 sf office building
Ashcroft Barn Restoration
Granville Town Hall Restoration
Cornerstone Pub and Kitchen + renovation of floors above
Barnes Camp Restoration, Stowe Mountain Resort Base Lodge, Skier Services Area Stowe Mountain Resort
Cliff House Restaurant
Killington Peak Lodge 

Barnes Camp Visitor Center

Blanchard Block Main Lobby

Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen  Restoration after  a  fire gutted the  interior floors and roof

Granville Town Hall 

View from the new
Killington Peak Lodge

Projects with The Burley Partnership, 1979 - 1999

1979-1999 Principal, The Burley Partnership, Waitsfield, Vermont

Project management of some of the firm’s historic renovation, and hospitality projects; office manager of other architects. Bob Burley is the architect of record for all of the projects in his firm. Sample projects Jay managed for the firm include:

Colby Sawyer College Library (adaptive use of two historic barns)

Inn at the Round Barn Conference Center (in historic barn); (www.theroundbarn.com)

Barre Opera House (new lobby and historic restoration)

Vermont State House Executive Office (restoration)

Woodstock Inn and Resort (new wing), (www.woodstockinn.com)

Carambola Breach Resort, on-site reconstruction manager for an 8-month period after Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

Colby-Sawyer College Library

Carambola Beach Resort Check in Counter