PROFILE

I am a licensed architect specializing in single-family residential work. With 30 years experience in residential design and an extensive project list with many satisfied clients, I am passionate about creating beautiful and functional spaces that maximize the potential and value of the site and house. Additions are designed to be compatible with the existing structure and with functional floor plans. Renovations are planned to provide efficient and economical use of existing spaces, with particular emphasis on solutions for specific problems. New homes are designed to be contextual with the site and surroundings, and responsive to functional needs and aesthetic preferences. All designs respond, ultimately, to the client – your needs, your wishes, and your dreams.

My design approach begins by listening carefully to all family members and assessing needs. Solutions are proposed that are responsive to specific lifestyle patterns and that maximize the use of all existing and new spaces. The connection of indoor and outdoor spaces is important as a way to bring the outdoors in and maintain a link with the natural world. Energy efficient principles and materials are incorporated wherever possible. Materials are selected and specified which are appropriate to budget constraints. The end result is the creation of a useful, sunny, open and happy home.

The primary design precept guiding my work is the idea that good design is about quality spaces, not square footage. Size and volume are not as important as comfortable, elegant, dramatic and welcoming spaces. This emphasis on quality over quantity not only results in more environmentally friendly homes, but designing in this way also ends up allowing limited construction budgets to be more easily realized. Small projects are always welcome, and the thoughtful design of kitchens, bathrooms, porches, decks, window seats, alcoves, balconies and bays goes a long way towards ensuring that your house becomes the home you want and will love.

I have a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley, I am a registered architect in Massachusetts and California, I am NCARB certified and I am a LEED Accredited Professional.