Architect Serving Cambridge, Winchester, Melrose and Surrounding Areas

About Us


Thomas A. Downer, AIA

Mr. Downer has been a principal of several architectural firms since 1982, and he has specialized in the design of residential renovations, additions, and new homes since 1993. In addition he has many years of “hands-on” construction and renovation experience including employment as a carpenter, field engineer, estimator, and construction supervisor on numerous commercial, institutional, and residential construction projects.


Professional Credentials

Registered Architect in Massachusetts
NCARB certified
American Institute of Architects
Boston Society of Architects
Past Co-Chair of the Residential Design Committee
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Past President of the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter



Master of Architecture 1976
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude 1970
Harvard College


The key to a successful project and a happy Client is close collaboration between architect and contractor. By working together, the architect and contractor can help the Client make better informed decisions and minimize surprises and changes during construction. Downer / Associates partners with quality general contactors as co-consultants and as design/build teams to help our Clients get the best design and construction quality for their budget.


Previous General Contractors :

Charlie Allen Restorations, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Crimmins Construction Co., Wayland, MA
Stephen Cohen Builders, Cambridge, MA
Dovercraft Construction, Wellesley, MA
ATA Building and Remodeling, North Reading, MA
Keen Construction Co., North Andover, MA