An active, widely recognized studio-sized design firm, Mashek MacLean Architects, Inc. has provided architectural design and planning services to educational institutions, towns, museums, country clubs, non-profit organizations and private residential clients throughout New England since incorporation in 1975. MMA relocated its offices from Long Wharf in Boston to the Island of Martha’s Vineyard in 2007.
The principals at MMA – Stephanie Mashek and Kenneth MacLean, Jr. – take a personal role in the development and completion of each phase of every project, actively running the firm’s projects from concept through construction. Offering a personal, hands-on approach to the collaborative process of design, clients know MMA to be flexible, patient and extremely good listeners.
Covering a diverse range of building types and settings, the portfolio is tied together not by the imposition of a signature “MMA Style,” but a commitment to contextual design, seeking solutions that grow out of existing built and natural settings. Buildings are designed to fit into existing site and architectural context, taking cues from existing styles and patterns to create a fresh and appropriate architectural language. That language is composed using strong organizational principles, executed with sustainability-conscious and budget-conscious technical skill. This approach requires on-site investigation and observation of buildings, landscape, documents, and history. MMA is best known for the design of buildings that fit overall context – not solo, attention-seeking structures that stand aloof from their surroundings.
• Architectural Design
• New Construction
• Renovation and Expansion
• Feasibility Studies
• Master Planning
• Sustainable Design
• Institutional Interiors & Furnishings Design