Peter Cummings Inc. (PCI) is a full-service architectural design firm located in Fairfield, Connecticut with a satellite office in Bozeman, Montana.  Since its inception in 1987, PCI has been committed to providing the highest level of service and quality, working closely with each client to make the design and building process as seamless as possible. 

Our design approach is holistic in nature, a relationship with each client where we establish their functional and aesthetic needs — listening to how they want to live in their new home, to entertain, gather with family, or relax.  Each project is unique as well as site-specific.  We carefully evaluate each site to create a design that is not only responsive to its environment but brings the environment into the living space.

With meticulous attention to detail for every project, we maintain consistent communication at all stages.  Whether a client is local or living abroad, our design platform gives us the ability to keep a project moving forward at all levels, giving our clients the peace of mind knowing their project will be completed with exceptional quality and integrity.

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Peter Cummings is the Founder and Principal Designer of PCI. With over 30 years of experience, he has designed and built residential homes and small commercial buildings throughout New England as well as homes in Ireland, St. Kitts, Martha’s Vineyard, New Orleans, Nevada, Washington D.C., New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island.

His hands-on experience and extensive knowledge of designing and renovating new and existing structures give him the ability to provide clear cost estimates for his clients. Working 3D models of new or existing structures at the concept level allows an insight into what the structural design will be and creates a better understanding of how the structure will be engineered as well as the most cost-effective way to build.

Peter is considered an expert in designing and building homes in High Hazard Zones and has been a guest speaker at several Building and Engineering conventions throughout Fairfield County. He also designs custom furniture and built-ins for his clients, capturing the complete custom experience.

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Jose-Miguel Albaine, M.S., P.E. is a Professional Engineer certified in CT, NC, NY, MA, MT, and RI. He has over 28 years of experience in the design, review, analysis, and evaluation of new and existing structures and substructures for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Jose-Miguel is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut, teaching basic structural design in steel, concrete, wood, and foundations at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He is also a Board Approved Continuing Education Provider for Professional Engineers, Geologists & Land Surveyors, and AIA/CES Registered Provider for Architects.

Mr. Albaine’s design philosophy is summarized in his own words: “Structural design is a field of great responsibility and challenge. It is the best combination of two of the most satisfying activities known to the human mind: art and science”.