For over three decades, TMS Architects has been designing projects in New Hampshire, throughout New England and beyond. Our mission is to embrace our clients’ visions and translate them into buildings that are beautiful, functional and sensitive to their environment.

Our Team

  • Shannon Alther, AIA

    TMS Architects welcomed Shannon Alther AIA as a draftsman in 1996. He became a principal of the firm in 2007. Shannon is directly involved in all aspects of the company…

    TMS Architects welcomed Shannon Alther AIA as a draftsman in 1996. He became a principal of the firm in 2007. Shannon is directly involved in all aspects of the company as well as all phases of projects.

    He arrived at his present position as a principal of TMS Architects through a career that included construction work combined with years of academic pursuits. His early years as a crew supervisor for building projects, a painter and a hardwood grader taught him the crucial “nuts and bolts” of the building trades, while his academic work provided him with the necessary technical knowledge and historical perspective required for a successful architect.

    He attended New Hampshire Technical Institute, Keene State College and the Boston Architectural College. He is currently involved in projects that work towards sustainable and dynamic spaces for the built environment.

  • Robert Carty, AIA

    TMS Architects welcomed Rob Carty AIA as a project architect in 2003 and he became a principal of the firm in 2007. Rob is directly involved in all aspects of…

    TMS Architects welcomed Rob Carty AIA as a project architect in 2003 and he became a principal of the firm in 2007. Rob is directly involved in all aspects of the company as well as all phases of projects.

    Over the years Rob has designed many of the firm’s prominent residential projects including renovation and new homes. He as also worked closely with the banking industry and has designed over a dozen branch banks.

    He attended SUNY Buffalo and received a bachelor’s degree in Architecture then attended the University of Colorado for a master's degree in Architecture. His move to Colorado was the result of his love for the mountains as well as the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in Architecture. In addition to his work as an architect Rob is a pilot and he received his commercial pilot license in 2004. He continues to fly as a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

  • TMS Architects welcomed Shannon Alther AIA as a draftsman in 1996. He became a principal of the firm in 2007. Shannon is directly involved in all aspects of the company as well as all phases of projects.

    He arrived at his present position as a principal of TMS Architects through a career that included construction work combined with years of academic pursuits. His early years as a crew supervisor for building projects, a painter and a hardwood grader taught him the crucial “nuts and bolts” of the building trades, while his academic work provided him with the necessary technical knowledge and historical perspective required for a successful architect.

    He attended New Hampshire Technical Institute, Keene State College and the Boston Architectural College. He is currently involved in projects that work towards sustainable and dynamic spaces for the built environment.

    TMS Architects welcomed Rob Carty AIA as a project architect in 2003 and he became a principal of the firm in 2007. Rob is directly involved in all aspects of the company as well as all phases of projects.

    Over the years Rob has designed many of the firm’s prominent residential projects including renovation and new homes. He as also worked closely with the banking industry and has designed over a dozen branch banks.

    He attended SUNY Buffalo and received a bachelor’s degree in Architecture then attended the University of Colorado for a master's degree in Architecture. His move to Colorado was the result of his love for the mountains as well as the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in Architecture. In addition to his work as an architect Rob is a pilot and he received his commercial pilot license in 2004. He continues to fly as a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

  • Jason Bailey, AIA

    Jason Bailey, AIA, became a principal of TMS Architects in 2018 following 17 years of employment with the company working his way up from intern to project architect. His educational…

    Jason Bailey, AIA, became a principal of TMS Architects in 2018 following 17 years of employment with the company working his way up from intern to project architect. His educational background allowed him to work full-time while earning a Bachelor of Architecture from the Boston Architectural College. Throughout his career with TMS Architects, Jason has been instrumental in leading a broad range of projects. His experience extends from award-winning residential and country club design, to retail, commercial, hospitality and historical architecture. Sustainable design and the use of “green” building technologies and products is a high priority for Jason, as he has successfully incorporated these practices into the vast majority of projects he creates. In addition to his work with TMS, Jason currently teaches at the University of New Hampshire.

  • Timothy Giguere, AIA

    Timothy Giguere, AIA, was welcomed to TMS Architects in 2000 as Job Captain, and progressed to staff architect in 2014. In 2018, he became a partner of the firm. His…

    Timothy Giguere, AIA, was welcomed to TMS Architects in 2000 as Job Captain, and progressed to staff architect in 2014. In 2018, he became a partner of the firm. His responsibilities have included supervising the design and contract drawings for a wide range of projects from country club renovations to boutique restaurants and residential homes. His passion for the outdoors and his interest in timeless New England designs has inspired much of his architectural work, which has been featured in various publications and has won numerous awards.

    Tim holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College, and is an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire where he teaches architectural design studio. Tim is a registered architect in the state of New Hampshire and other jurisdictions and holds NCARB and AIA affiliations.

  • Jason Bailey, AIA, became a principal of TMS Architects in 2018 following 17 years of employment with the company working his way up from intern to project architect. His educational background allowed him to work full-time while earning a Bachelor of Architecture from the Boston Architectural College. Throughout his career with TMS Architects, Jason has been instrumental in leading a broad range of projects. His experience extends from award-winning residential and country club design, to retail, commercial, hospitality and historical architecture. Sustainable design and the use of “green” building technologies and products is a high priority for Jason, as he has successfully incorporated these practices into the vast majority of projects he creates. In addition to his work with TMS, Jason currently teaches at the University of New Hampshire.

    Timothy Giguere, AIA, was welcomed to TMS Architects in 2000 as Job Captain, and progressed to staff architect in 2014. In 2018, he became a partner of the firm. His responsibilities have included supervising the design and contract drawings for a wide range of projects from country club renovations to boutique restaurants and residential homes. His passion for the outdoors and his interest in timeless New England designs has inspired much of his architectural work, which has been featured in various publications and has won numerous awards.

    Tim holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College, and is an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire where he teaches architectural design studio. Tim is a registered architect in the state of New Hampshire and other jurisdictions and holds NCARB and AIA affiliations.

  • William Soupcoff, AIA

    William Soupcoff, AIA, co-founded TMS Architects in 1984 and under his design supervision, TMS has been recognized for over thirty years for their many award-winning and innovative projects throughout the…

    William Soupcoff, AIA, co-founded TMS Architects in 1984 and under his design supervision, TMS has been recognized for over thirty years for their many award-winning and innovative projects throughout the New England area and beyond.

    One of Bill's greatest talents as a designer is to understand his clients’ desires and translate them into bold reality. In recent years, he has worked closely with the banking industry, country clubs and restaurants while continuing his residential design work for many lakefront and oceanfront homes.

    He received his Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a registered architect in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration) certified.

TMS Architects welcomed Shannon Alther AIA as a draftsman in 1996. He became a principal of the firm in 2007. Shannon is directly involved in all aspects of the company as well as all phases of projects.

He arrived at his present position as a principal of TMS Architects through a career that included construction work combined with years of academic pursuits. His early years as a crew supervisor for building projects, a painter and a hardwood grader taught him the crucial “nuts and bolts” of the building trades, while his academic work provided him with the necessary technical knowledge and historical perspective required for a successful architect.

He attended New Hampshire Technical Institute, Keene State College and the Boston Architectural College. He is currently involved in projects that work towards sustainable and dynamic spaces for the built environment.

TMS Architects welcomed Rob Carty AIA as a project architect in 2003 and he became a principal of the firm in 2007. Rob is directly involved in all aspects of the company as well as all phases of projects.

Over the years Rob has designed many of the firm’s prominent residential projects including renovation and new homes. He as also worked closely with the banking industry and has designed over a dozen branch banks.

He attended SUNY Buffalo and received a bachelor’s degree in Architecture then attended the University of Colorado for a master's degree in Architecture. His move to Colorado was the result of his love for the mountains as well as the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in Architecture. In addition to his work as an architect Rob is a pilot and he received his commercial pilot license in 2004. He continues to fly as a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

Jason Bailey, AIA, became a principal of TMS Architects in 2018 following 17 years of employment with the company working his way up from intern to project architect. His educational background allowed him to work full-time while earning a Bachelor of Architecture from the Boston Architectural College. Throughout his career with TMS Architects, Jason has been instrumental in leading a broad range of projects. His experience extends from award-winning residential and country club design, to retail, commercial, hospitality and historical architecture. Sustainable design and the use of “green” building technologies and products is a high priority for Jason, as he has successfully incorporated these practices into the vast majority of projects he creates. In addition to his work with TMS, Jason currently teaches at the University of New Hampshire.

Timothy Giguere, AIA, was welcomed to TMS Architects in 2000 as Job Captain, and progressed to staff architect in 2014. In 2018, he became a partner of the firm. His responsibilities have included supervising the design and contract drawings for a wide range of projects from country club renovations to boutique restaurants and residential homes. His passion for the outdoors and his interest in timeless New England designs has inspired much of his architectural work, which has been featured in various publications and has won numerous awards.

Tim holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College, and is an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire where he teaches architectural design studio. Tim is a registered architect in the state of New Hampshire and other jurisdictions and holds NCARB and AIA affiliations.

William Soupcoff, AIA, co-founded TMS Architects in 1984 and under his design supervision, TMS has been recognized for over thirty years for their many award-winning and innovative projects throughout the New England area and beyond.

One of Bill's greatest talents as a designer is to understand his clients’ desires and translate them into bold reality. In recent years, he has worked closely with the banking industry, country clubs and restaurants while continuing his residential design work for many lakefront and oceanfront homes.

He received his Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a registered architect in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration) certified.

  • Lafe Covill

    Associate AIA, Project Manager
  • Sabine DeShazo

    Job Captain
  • Retta Fitch

    Project Manager
  • Justin Knowlton

    Project Manager
  • Kraig Kurtenbach

    Project Manager
  • Sandra Levis

    Project Manager
  • Andrew Schrag

    Job Captain
  • Joshua White

    Project Manager
  • Cristina Johnson

    Interior Designer, Project Manager
  • Stephanie Zepeda

    Interior Design Coordinator
  • Ellie Hayes

    Technical Support
  • Emily Graham

    Business Manager
  • Ryan Belanger

    Assistant Business Manager

Our Services

We work to create buildings that are infused with spirit and beauty, reflective of their heritage, sustainably built, and engineered with excellence.
 
TMS has developed a significant and diverse portfolio over the past decades with work in custom residential, finance, hospitality and corporate/commercial fields. Historic preservation is an important part of TMS’s work and the firm has been active in many prominent restorations including The Wentworth By The Sea Hotel, The Music Hall and Salem Country Club. We firmly believe that restorations and renovations of historically significant buildings and private homes help preserve the character and heritage of New England architecture.

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Awards

TMS Architects has received numerous awards for excellence of design since the firm was founded in 1984. The projects singled out for recognition have ranged from a National Trust for Historic Preservation Award for the firm’s work on the restoration of The Wentworth By The Sea Hotel to American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter’s Award of Excellence for a 900 square foot Pastoral Retreat.

These awards represent a wide body of work over the last 28 years and fulfill the judging criteria established by the AIA: overall design excellence including clarity, creativity, appropriate functionality, sustainability, building performance and appropriateness with regard to the client’s program.

2017 New Hampshire Home Magazine: Excellence in Remodeling/Renovation: Downtown Revival 2016 New Hampshire Home Magazine: Excellence in Interior Design: Family Room Reinvention Excellence in Remodeling/Renovation Design: In Town Renovation Excellence in Small Home Design: Beacon Hill Beauty Honorable Mention: Maine Lakeside Cottage 2016 AIANH – Excellence in Architectural Design Awards: Merit Award: Bottomline Technologies Honorable Mention: Greathorse Clubhouse

  • 2015 Prism Awards Gold Winner Best Remodeling/Restoration $750K-$1 Million Seaside Renovation
  • 2015 Prism Awards Gold Winner Best Website Builder or Architect Seaside Renovation
  • 2015 Prism Awards Gold Winner Best Historical Renovation: The Barn House
  • 2015 Prism Awards Silver Winner Best Detached Home 5,000 – 8,000 ft2
  • 2014 AIA NH Merit Award Lighthouse Cove Cottage
  • 2012 AIA NH Merit Award (In association with a Massachusetts architect) The Music Hall Loft
  • 2012 Plan NH Merit Award Regeneration Park
  • 2011 US Green Building Council New Hampshire Chapter LEED Gold Recognition Phillips Exeter Faculty Housing
  • 2011 Building New Hampshire 2011 Awards Regeneration Park
  • 2010 Clinton Sheerr Award for Excellence in NH Presented to John Merkle, AIA
  • 2010 AIA New Hampshire Special Mention Phillips Exeter Faculty Housing
  • 2009 AIA New England Peoples’ Choice Award “The Home I’d Most Like to Live In”
  • 2008 NH Preservation Alliance Portsmouth Music Hall
  • 2008 NH Preservation Alliance Louis C. De Rochemont House
  • 2008 NH Preservation Alliance Am. Independence Museum
  • 2008 AIA NH Excellence in Architecture Green Living
  • 2008 AIA NH Excellence in Architecture Cottage Revival
  • 2008 US Green Building Council LEED for Homes
  • 2007 National Trust for Historic Preservation Award Wentworth By The Sea Hotel
  • 2007 AIA NH People’s Choice Lakeside Manor
  • 2005 AIA NH People’s Choice Kiwi Grille
  • 2004 AIA NH Excellence in Architecture Me & Ollie’s Café
  • 2004 AIA NH People’s Choice Wentworth By The Sea Hotel
  • 2004 AIA NH Excellence in Architecture Wentworth By The Sea Hotel