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Your Preferred Design-Build Architect

Downer / Associates provides you the most respected architectural design services in Cambridge, MA. For homeowners and design/build contractors planning residential renovations, additions, and new homes around Wayland, Dover, Winchester, Brookline and surrounding areas, talk with us first. Why are we the best?

We always:

  • Keep your budget in mind.
  • Listen to your feedback during every step of your design and construction
  • Stay up to date on the latest technology and materials
  • Coordinate contractors for you to keep your project organized.

By listening to our Clients’ needs and desires, exploring imaginative design solutions, choosing appropriate systems and materials, and partnering with quality contractors dedicated to craftsmanship, we help our Clients create beautiful, comfortable, and energy-efficient homes.

Client Testimonials

Interested in working with us? Check out some of our client testimonials below!

Elliott

“I want you to know how much I have appreciated not only your skill and imagination as an architect, but your awareness of how much guidance we needed. We are delighted with the finished product.”

– Elliott

Monica

“It’s beautiful inside and outside. You listened to us and gave us what we were hoping for, and much more. Plus, you’re easy to work with.”

– Monica

Richard

“I did want to tell you I saw the head of the Wayland Zoning Board last weekend…He did say ‘your architect did a really great job’. Thought you would appreciate that! I know that the design carried the approval, especially in a town like Wayland…Thanks.”
– Richard

Elliott

“It has been at least three months since THE project has been finished. I want you to know how much I have appreciated not only your skill and imagination as an architect, but your awareness of how much guidance we needed. We are delighted with the finished product. We are especially appreciative of the time and care you took in helping us through the process. I did not understand the technical, legal, and financial issues that we were going to face and without your guidance and in particular your anticipation of what was to come, this entire experience would not have been the happy one it was. You are an excellent teacher.

“I can’t thank you enough for your honesty in explaining the pros and cons of decisions we had to make and always keeping us informed of costs we would not have anticipated. In the early stages requiring permits and planning board agreement you gave us sound advice, peace of mind, and confidence. Without your caring involvement I might have self-destructed before the initial survey had been completed… Thanks for all you did.”

– Elliott

Dagne

“…I could not mail the final payment without at least a brief note to tell you I could never have traveled from A to Z without your assistance. In my mind we solved my original requests and desires for change and I’m thrilled with the results! … Thank you for everything.”

– Dagne

Monica

“This note is to tell you how pleased we are with the beautiful room you designed for us. I did call it my sewing room, but it is so filled with light, so elegant and simple, with those clean straight lines and angles, that I’m now calling it my Studio.

“When the person from the phone walked in, she remarked, ‘This is the most beautiful room I’ve ever been in.’ The guy installing the shades just looked around and said, ‘Wow!’. At a party recently, I showed off the room to friends who sew, and they immediately got their husbands to show them what could be done, maybe in their house! In short, it’s an extraordinarily beautiful room which inspires praise and admiration.

“Remember that one of our main concerns was that the addition ‘worked’ with the rest of the house? I think my neighbor Judy summed it up when she remarked, ‘Your house looked a little off balance before; now it looks complete.’

“It’s beautiful inside and outside. You listened to us and gave us what we were hoping for, and much more. Plus, you’re easy to work with.

“It’s an inspiring room, and many beautiful quilts will be created there. Thank you, Tom.”

– Monica