Stonorov Workshop

Est. 2006, Stonorov Workshop is a design and building collaborative founded on the belief that good design makes life better.  With this as our goal we strive to use sustainable materials and methods in honest and simple expressions to create spaces whose existence outlasts their original use.


Fundamental to our work is the belief that making and designing are intrinsic to each other:  knowledge of one strengthens and informs the expression of the other.  We build many of our own designs and incorporate this experience into all of our work.


Our designs are developed with careful consideration of our client’s needs, a rigorous study of site and an open and involved creative process tempered by ecological sensibility.  We relish and welcome challenges within our work, whether from budget, site or program.


We offer discounted rates for work undertaken on projects that promote density, community wellness and neighborhood invigoration.  We offer the same to green businesses and non-profits.




Tolya Stonorov, AIA



Tolya is a licensed architect , an  Assistant Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture + Art at Norwich University and an avid Maker.  Tolya was awarded the Vermont Women in Higher Education Peggy Williams Award in 2016, a University Award for Mentoring and multiple AIA Vermont Awards for her student projects.  Tolya is currently completing an edited book titled The Design Build Studio  |  Crafting Meaningful Work in Architecture Education, due to be published in 2018 by Routledge, Taylor and Francis.  She received a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley where she was awarded the Howard Freeman Purchase Prize, The Chester Miller Fellowship and multiple grants.  Tolya has traveled extensively through Southeast Asia and Europe and brings these experiences to her work.  Tolya worked as a clothing designer and painter prior to becoming an architect.





Otto Stonorov



Otto Stonorov was born in Alaska, with formative years mixed between rural Alaska and the Pennsylvanian countryside outside of Philadelphia.  As an undergraduate he attended the University of Montana, Missoula.  He was conferred the degree of Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004.


His studies were interspersed with extensive travel throughout the United States as well as South East Asia and Europe. Architectural work requirements were met at design and construction firms in the San Francisco Bay Area.


In addition to the expected influences of travel, work and education his Architectural views owe heavily to the practical legacy of family and friends, who, as a matter of course, are involved in art, planning, preservation and building at all scales.