Thompson Raissis Architects has been at the forefront of high-end residential Architecture for over 30 years. Based in Darien, Connecticut, TRA is a full service design firm with substantial construction and technical expertise, serving clients throughout New England and the Northeast. Our design approach seamlessly blends classically-inspired style and elegance with contemporary building practices and technology while giving specific attention to the unique requirements of each individual project and site. Our modern interpretations of historical architectural styles create homes that respond intuitively to the contemporary lifestyles of our clients. We bring a diversity of talent and experience to a collaborative project delivery program, producing detailed architectural drawings. Working closely with skilled contractors, tradesmen, and craftsmen, we ensure the highest quality design and construction.

Our work has been featured in numerous regional and national publications, including Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, Westport Magazine, and Greenwich Magazine, and has been the recipient of prestigious awards, such as the HOBI Award for Residential Architecture. Our most important recognition, however, comes from our many satisfied clients who return to us to create beautiful, timeless homes.


We are dedicated to serving our clients’ needs throughout the entire design and construction process. Our architectural services include consultation on site selection, project feasibility, master planning, building design, coordination of multidisciplinary teams, and meticulous oversight of custom production and construction. With our vast knowledge and expertise in all aspects of building, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of aesthetic beauty and quality construction. While these same principals guide us in every job that we do, our projects are as unique as our clients themselves. Through our collaborative design process, extensive experience, and unrivaled attention to detail, we pride ourselves on helping each client create a home that reflects and enhances their own individual character and lifestyle.

Scott R. Raissis

Scott R. Raissis has been practicing architecture since 1989 and has completed projects all over the country and abroad. He is licensed in New York and Connecticut and his professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Scott has developed an expertise in classical residential architecture and construction and has earned a reputation for providing beautiful design, superior craftsmanship, and the highest level of client service — values which have formed the ethos of Thompson Raissis Architects since its inception.

Scott lives in Fairfield County with his wife and three children.