• WELCOME TO

    GDA design & architecture

……where we listen to your needs and aspirations to provide you with an engaging design for your new home, addition, or renovation project: a design that will reflect bold intention, by achieving your objectives and realizing your vision.
……where your needs as a Massachusetts homeowner are respected as paramount, and where the rich New England traditions can be melded with a touch of European style and design sensibility.
……where we welcome you as an active participant in the design process from start to finish, empowering you as a partner to explore avenues of design ideas and, perhaps, find unexpected inspiration from within, just waiting to emerge.

“Architectural design as a process of discovery”

Designing your new home must necessarily first take into account the existing factors of your site, considering the topography, exposure to sunlight and prevailing wind direction, drainage, soils, views and access.

Afterwards we will address more specific building aspects such as state and local codes and regulations, context within the surrounding community, current building technologies and systems, and sustainability. The design process will prioritize your program layout needs, your budget and schedule, and your personal taste and vision.

Adding to or renovating your existing home will be pursued with accurate representation of existing conditions and measurements, time sensitive planning for selective demolition to minimize disruption of the household, the choice of appropriate materials, including incorporation of sustainable materials whenever possible, while also keeping in mind the immediate and larger context of the rest of your home.

We will finally evaluate existing natural and artificial lighting conditions, and review existing building systems requiring update. The design process will prioritize your program layout needs, your budget and schedule, and your personal taste and vision.