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Aamodt/Plumb is an architecture and interiors firm with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Austin, Texas. They specialize in residential and professional buildings. They are licensed in Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Texas, Norway, and the European Union countries. Owners Mette Aamodt, AIA and Andrew Plumb, AIA were classmates at Harvard University and opened the firm in 2007. The firm was selected by Curbed magazine as one of their 2015 Groundbreakers in Architecture.

Cambridge, MA 02140


Anmahian Winton Architects

Anmahian Winton Architects is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Their portfolio includes institutional, commercial, residential, and industrial design. The firm has received many awards including the Grand Award at the 2016 Metal Architecture Design Awards, a Best of Boston Home award in 2016, an Honorable Mention in 2013 from Architect Magazine, and numerous American Insitute of Architecture honor awards over the past decade.

Cambridge, MA 02141


Ann Beha Architects

Ann Beha Architects is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Their portfolio includes planning, design, and historic preservation projects for clients throughout the United States and abroad. The firm specializes in higher education and arts and cultural buildings. They have won numerous awards for their work on college campuses such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, and the Pennsylvania State University.

Austin Architects

Austin Architects was founded by Jonathan Austin in 1998. The firm provides architecture, planning, historic preservation, and interior design services with a regional focus in New England and New York. Their portfolio includes academic and civic institutions, corporate and non-profit groups, and private individuals.

Cambridge, MA 02138


Bruner/Cott Architects and Planners

Bruner/Cott Architects and Planners was founded more than four decades ago in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The firm specializes in academic, commercial, cultural and arts, and residential buildings. Eighty percent of their clients are repeat customers. The firm has won hundreds of awards over its history including 17 awards from various entities in 2015 alone. Founding Principals Simeon Bruner, RA and Leland Cott, FAIA, LEED AP have a combined 80 years of experience in architecture and urban design.

Cambridge, MA 02139


Chan Mock Architects

Chan Mock Architects was founded in 1994 and is located in Inman Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The firm provides architectural and interiors services and specializes in residential and institutional projects. The firm's partners, Chris Chan and Annie Mock, both graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. They are registered in Massachusetts and are members of the American Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects.

Cambridge, MA 02139


Charles R. Myer & Partners, Ltd.

Charles R. Myer & Partners, Ltd. is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The firm has won numerous awards including Best of Boston Home awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2015 and a Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission for achievement in historic preservation. Partner Charles R. Myer attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and started with the firm in 1989.

Cambridge, MA 02139



Downer/Associates is a home design firm serving Cambridge, Winchester, Melrose, and the surrounding areas. Owner Thomas Downer, AIA has been a principal of several architectural firms since 1982 and has specialized in residential renovations, additions, and new construction since 1993. Mr. Downer is a registered architect in Massachusetts. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a Past Co-Chair of the Residential Design Committee of the Boston Society of Architects.

Cambridge, MA 02140


Foley Fiore Architecture

Owners David Foley and Paul Fiore have been designing homes together as Foley Fiore Architecture since 1994. The firm is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has completed projects throughout the East Coast. They specialize in designing waterfront homes on Cape Cod, Cape Ann, Martha's Vineyard, the North Fork of Long Island, Shelter Island, and the Hamptons. The firm won Best of Houzz awards in 2015 and 2016.

Cambridge, MA 02141


Frank Shirley Architects

Frank Shirley Architects was founded in 2000 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The firm provides master planning and conceptual design to completion, including interior and cabinetry design. The firm received the Boston Home magazine 2011 Best of Boston Home Award for restoration architect and the 2008 Best of Boston Home Award for historic renovation architect.

40 Pearl Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Hammer Architects

Hammer Architects specializes in academic, commercial, and residential projects. Many of their design projects involve renovations and additions that require integration of new construction with an existing historic or architecturally significant structure. Owner Mark Hammer has more than 30 years of experience and has served as project architect for several award-winning projects including 20 and 21 Custom House Street office buildings in Boston’s Financial District, the 931 Massachusetts Avenue Condominiums in Cambridge, The US Navy Submarine Museum in Groton, Connecticut and the new Alumni Center and Chandler Athletic Center at Williams College.

Cambridge, MA 02139


HDS Architecture

HDS Architecture was founded in 1989. The firm specializes in commercial, retail, institutional, and multi-use architectural design, as well as sophisticated high-end residences and estates for individuals. President Hans Strauch, AIA, LEED AP has more than 25 years of experience designing major commercial and luxury residential projects in the United states and Europe.

Cambridge, MA 02138


Incite Architecture

Bill Hubner, Architect and Principal of Incite Architecture, has practiced architecture since 1988. He focuses on residential, commercial, and professional buildings and has completed projects from Vermont to Cape Cod. In 2015, Insight won the Prism Award for Best Remodeling/Restoration Between $500,000 and $750,000 from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston.

Lexington, MA 02420


Marcus Gleysteen Architects

Marcus Gleysteen Architects is located in Boston, Massachusetts where Owner Marcus Gleysteen personally oversees each project. The firm's portfolio includes both residential and commercial buildings. The firm has won numerous awards including a Best of Houzz award in 2015.

Maryann Thompson Architects

Founded by Maryann Thompson in 2000, Maryann Thompson Architects is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and offers a range of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and interior design services to their clients. The firms' work has received three American Institute of Architects National Honor Awards and numerous American Institute of Architects New England awards.

Watertown, MA 02472


Sorensen Partners

Founded by Marie S.A. Sorensen, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Sorensen Partners is a cross-disciplinary architectural firm. The firm provides architecture, interior design, landscape design, and master planning services and specializes in institutional, corporate, higher education, civic, and community-centered construction. Ms. Sorensen was nominated by the Boston Society of Architects for the 2016 American Institute of Architects 2016 Young Architect Award.

Cambridge, MA 02138


The Architectural Team

The Architectural Team was founded in 1971 as the Boston Architectural Team, Inc. They have worked on a variety of buildings including academic, commercial, healthcare, hospitality/mixed use, and multi-family. The firm has been recognized numerous times by Architectural Record magazine and has won many awards in its decades-long history.

Utile Architecture & Planning

Utile Architecture & Planning is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm has worked on many institutional, residential, and renovation projects in the Boston area including the mixed-use, 160-unit Girard at 600 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End; the 31-unit multifamily 26 West Broadway in South Boston; and the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library addition and renovation. The firm is known for its award-winning public realm initiatives and is leading Imagine Boston 2030, the city’s first comprehensive plan in 50 years.

Boston, MA 02111


William Rawn Associates Architects, Inc.

William Rawn Associates Architects, Inc. specializes in buildings in the civic and public realm. Their portfolio includes a range of major public buildings, cultural facilities, and college and university projects. The firm has won numerous national awards from the American Institute of Architects and other awards of distinction. Founder William Rawn is a graduate of Yale College, Harvard Law School, and the MIT School of Architecture.

Boston, MA 02109


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