about adra architecture


Adra Architecture LLC (pronounced "ah-drah") is the architectural practice of Tim Brochu, offering a broad range of architectural services to residential, commercial, and healthcare clients in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

Tim has thirteen years of experience with one of northern New England's premier architecture firms designing, detailing, and managing many significant projects for regional healthcare, commercial, and institutional clients. 

On his design teams, Tim has been instrumental in designing projects ranging from minor interior renovations, to multi-million dollar new buildings, to long-term campus master plans. He has contributed to the design of several award-winning projects, including LEED-certified sustainable facilities.

As a project manager, he has earned the trust of his clients through his responsive communication, clarity of judgment, and attention to detail. Tim has led internal design teams to deliver complex projects on time and under budget, collaborated with consulting designers and engineers to bring consistency to construction documents, and coordinated with contractors in a cooperative spirit to maintain the quality of the design through to the completion of construction.

Tim founded Adra Architecture LLC to deliver his inspired design, technical expertise, and professional management to residential, commercial, and healthcare clients, with the personal attention of a local independent architectural practice.






Adra Architecture LLC
Principal and Manager, 2017 - Present

World-Traveling Dad
August 2015 - 2017
In 2015 I left my career at Lavallee Brensinger Architects to be a "stay-at-world" parent, traveling around Europe, Central America, the Caribbean, and the USA with my wife and two young children.
This life-altering experience inspired me to found Adra Architecture.
Read more on our family's travel website, Abroad Life

Lavallee Brensinger Architects • Manchester NH and Charlestown MA
August 2002 - August 2015
A leading regional architecture firm specializing in healthcare, education, civic, and corporate projects.

Healthcare Project Manager, 2008 - 2015
Intern Architect, 2002 - 2008
Summer Internship, 2000

PMR Architects • Nashua NH
Summer Internship, 1999


Keene State College • Pondside III Residence Hall • Keene NH
Lavallee Brensinger Architects (Architect of Record) / Newman Architects (Design Architect)
Tim's Role:  Design Development • Construction Documents • Project Management in Construction Administration • LEED Submission
Certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) NC v2.1 Silver
AIA NH 2010 Excellence in Architecture, Honor Award
American School & University Education Interiors Showcase
Association of Builders & Contractors of NH, Merit Award

Windham High School • Windham NH
Lavallee Brensinger Architects
Tim's Role:  Design • Construction Documents • Code Review
AIA NH 2010 Excellence in Architecture Awards Honor Award


Massachusetts Licensed Architect #951429-AR-R
2017 - Present

Maine Licensed Architect #ARC4496
2017 - Present

New Hampshire Licensed Architect #03883
2011 - Present

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certification
2011 - Present


Carnegie Mellon University • Pittsburgh PA
Bachelor of Architecture, 2002
Received awards from Carnegie Mellon University and the American Institute of Architecture Students for a multi-disciplinary undergraduate research study entitled "The Effect of Hospital Room Color on the Recovery of Ischemic Stroke Patients."

Nashua Senior High School • Nashua NH
Class of 1997


Anarchitecture Podcast
Creator and Co-host, 2015 - Present
My identical twin brother and I host this libertarian podcast and blog exploring peaceful, non-governmental approaches to the development of the built environment.
In addition to our thought-provoking original content, we have had conversations with pre-eminent libertarian thinker Tom Woods and world-class architect Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects.
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Abroad Life
Blog Author, 2015 - Present
Our family travel website documenting our two years of world travel in photos and blog posts, combining entertaining travel stories with introspective thinking about how we want to live our lives.
Visit Abroad Life