Louise has a long-held passion for design and architecture. A graduate of St. Mary’s College, she founded Gullans & Brooks in 1988. An excellent listener and skilled designer, Louise grew the firm based on word of mouth from happy clients. In 2009, she co-founded Oomph, a sought-after collection of furniture and homewares. Her projects have been featured in countless local and national publications. She has a keen eye for style and enjoys all aspects of a project, from architectural design to selecting finishes to developing lasting friendships with her clients.
Vincent Falotico, AIA
Growing up, Vincent’s family moved often, living in a north London terrace house or Washington, D.C. apartment for a year or two at a time. He grew to appreciate homes that reflect a sense of place and the importance of settling into a home, however temporary. He studied at Syracuse School of Architecture (‘86) and spent a year in Europe, where he deepened his appreciation for the way homes weave into the fabric of a city that may be hundreds or even thousands of years old. He joined what was originally Gullans & Brooks in 1992 and became a partner in 1999. In his decades of experience, he has designed homes that respect the history and vernacular of their location, interact harmoniously with the land around them, and are filled with fresh, clever ideas for modern living.
Chuck joined the firm as a draftsperson in 1999 and has since worked on some of our most well-regarded projects. In his two decades at Brooks & Falotico, he has designed countless homes and earned the trust of many repeat and longtime clients. He believes that the process — from conception to design to construction — can and should be fun. Chuck is invigorated by the freedom in residential design, creating out-of-the-box solutions and working with clients to create hyper-customized spaces suited to their lifestyles, needs, and tastes. He was named a partner in 2020.
Michael Benjamin, AIA
When he was a child in Syracuse, New York, Michael’s grandmother gave him a piece of wood and a bucket of nails; she knew he would be an architect when, instead of building something, he sat down to draw plans. Michael attended Syracuse School of Architecture and joined Brooks & Falotico upon graduating in 2007. He brings a deep understanding of the building process to every project and a naturally collaborative spirit within the firm, with construction teams, and with clients. He takes pride in creating enjoyable spaces and environments for clients. In 2020, Michael was named a partner in our firm.
Licenses: Connecticut, New York