Meet Our Team



Paul F. Weber - Principal

Mr. Weber brings a depth of understanding to the field that surpasses his 25 years of working design experience. His roots and formative experiences were shaped by the generations of architects from which he descends.

He trained at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he received his B.Arch, and furthered his vision and experience working with such renowned firms as Shope Reno Wharton, Graham Gund Associates, Childs Bertman Tseckares, and Newport Collaborative Architects. He opened Paul Weber Architect in 2009 to focus his efforts on residential architecture, club facilities, and hospitality design.

His work has been featured in Design New England Magazine, Southern New England Home and Wood Design and Building. He lives in Newport, Rhode Island with his wife Bonnie and their two daughters, and is active in the sailing community.


Alessio S. Pucci

Mr. Pucci brings a wealth of technical and engineering expertise to PWA. His twin degree in Structural Engineering and in Architecture from the University of Pisa and the University of Florence, respectively, two of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the world, provide a solid underpinning of science and study to each of our projects.

Mr. Pucci has worked on projects spanning the globe and the centuries, from the restoration of 15th Century Palazzo to ultramodern high rise structures in Dubai, and brings an unparalleled ability to see each project in its unique context. He has previously worked with Richard Meier, Jung and Brennan, and Moser Pylon Nelson, among others.

He lives in Saunderstown, Rhode Island with his wife Kimberly and their two children and enjoys fishing and basketball in his spare time.



David T. Lachi

Mr. Lachi rounds out the senior management at PWA, bringing nearly two decades of experience in the field to our team.

He was granted a B. Arch. by Drexel University and since then has distinguished himself in a wide variety of styles and contexts ranging from luxuriant private residences to high rise mixed-use towers to sports facilities. Previously employed by Bower Lewis Thrower Architects and by Newport Collaborative Architects.

He lives in Newport with his wife Alicia and their two sons and enjoys sailing, golf, and tennis.



Jennifer A. Turcotte, Associate

Jennifer is a graduate of Roger Williams University's School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation. In five and a half years, she received her Bachelor of Science and Master in Architecture, as well as, a minor in Art and Architectural History. Roger Williams' intensive studio courses exposed her to a series of design projects ranging in scope and size at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Jennifer’s artistic interests and love extends back to her youth, beginning with sketching and later branching into painting, sculpting and modeling both by hand, as well as, involving graphic art and design. Her artistic ability was nationally recognized in 2006 when she received the Diane Von Furstenberg Art Portfolio Gold Award. She was one of five students in the United States to be awarded a Scholastic Gold Art Award for her painting and design portfolio, a portfolio that later toured the country along with the other award winner’s works.

Jennifer joined the team at Paul Weber Architect in 2013 and currently lives in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.