— in design, prefab, houses

New House Design in Rockport

We are excited to be designing yet another new house in Rockport, MA. This will make the 3rd one! The house will be built in place of an existing house that is in a current state of disrepair. We hope…

More  
— houses, in construction

Making Modern from the Ground Up

SANDRA JAHNES: Our clients purchased one side of an 1857 Cambridge two-family home both for its fantastic Brattle Street location and because they saw great potential beyond its obvious flaws.  The foundation was severely deficient due to poor construction and…

More  
— houses

“150 Best of the Best House Ideas”

We are proud to announce that our House of Shifting Sands was published in 150 Best of the Best House Ideas in the fall of 2016. This design book is geared towards homeowners interested in modern house design and is…

More  
— studio, Special Project

Architecture and Nature

Sandra Jahnes: Winter has arrived!  As we admire eaves painted in a fresh coat of snow, some of us find ourselves (gasp!) enamored by New England’s wintry might.  We like to see architecture as something through which we enjoy nature,…

More  
— Uncategorized, institutional, pro bono, Special Project

Net Positive Arts Center

Our office has completed a number of residential and institutional projects designed to achieve net-zero status through the integration of a roof-top photovoltaic system as well as comprehensive energy-saving strategies. Our largest net-zero project to date is the Catherine Houghton…

More  
— houses

Best of Boston Home Cover Story

We were recently featured in Boston Home magazine’s Best of Boston Home 2017 edition for our renovation of a single family home in Cambridge.  The mid-century modern house was originally converted from a municipal garage in the late 1950’s by…

More  
— waterfront, houses

Home Builders Honor House of Shifting Sands

Our House of Shifting Sands has recently won an award from The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. (HBRACC).  The House of Shifting Sands was recognized for “Excellence in New Construction – Single Family Home” by HBRACC at…

More  
— Special Project, in design, institutional, pro bono

Red Siskin Initiative

The Red Siskin is a tiny (10cm long) bird that is highly endangered in its native Venezuelan habitat due to a century and a half of massive illegal trapping and trading. We are proud to be a part of the…

More  
— houses, in construction, waterfront

Making Modern in Cohasset

Take a look at these process images showing our design refresh of an oceanfront house south of Boston.  

More  
— Special Project, institutional

White Mountain School Alumni & Students Celebrate New Spaces

We’re happy to share a video and a few photos from one of our favorite clients, The White Mountain School. They recently had their annual Alumni Weekend and this week the school is partaking in their creative Spirit week, including…

More  
— institutional, pro bono

Design Award for Educational Facilities

We’re thrilled to share that we have won a 2016 design award from the Boston Society of Architects for excellence in educational design, a design awards program open to architects world-wide for educational facilities in New England or New York.…

More  
— houses, in construction, waterfront

Gap Cove House Nearing Completion

Much has happened since we last wrote about a new house we designed on Gap Cove in Rockport, MA back in June. We’re happy to report that after a historically difficult 2015 winter the general contractor, Skinner and Watkins, recovered…

More