Much of our work focuses on designs involving renovations and additions and often requires a sensitive integration of new construction with an existing historic or architecturally significant structure. Although the style of our work may vary, our designs consistently reflect a strong respect for context. Our goal is to create well designed buildings that are appropriate to their surroundings and make a significant contribution to their environment.
The size of our firm allows us to maintain close collaborative relationships and provide substantial principal involvement in all phases of our commissions. Our technical commitment enables us to arrive at innovative solutions, in response to our clients’ budgets, schedules and program objectives, and our experience permits us to discover creative ways to fulfill our clients’ expectations.
Hammer Architects has been fabulous to work with for our two home remodel projects, one in Truro on the Cape and one in the Boston suburbs, Needham. We are thrilled with the results. They have a beautiful eye for what changes can be made to improve a home’s flow, aesthetics, livability, light, and pleasure. We had some things in mind, but they were able to see much more, sometimes small changes that really make a difference! They are highly professional, fun, and easy to work with, and very timely and efficient. They know great contractors. Our projects were both finished on time (even a bit early) and within budget. Couldn’t be happier!
Hammer Architects used impeccable and well honed design skills to convert our 1970s deck house into a mid century modern stunner. By listening carefully to our desires and then translating them into livable yet beautiful esthetics, we have a home on cape cod with beautiful space and gorgeous views from every window. We could not be happier having had them guide us through the process from the inspiration down to the final interior design details.
Hammer Architects are by far the best architectural firm I have worked with in a 40 year building career. They are detail oriented, careful with their plans and accurate. I have enjoyed partnering with them through many projects-all with successful outcomes and satisfied clients. if I were to do a project for myself, they would be my first, second and third choice.
We worked with Hammer Architects on a substantial renovation and addition of a modern house on the outer Cape. We could not be more thrilled with the design! The house went from a non-functional, awkward single story plus basement to a beautiful and practical two-story that one would think should have always been this way. Mark Hammer and Don DiRocco were able to create a design that perfectly incorporated the existing structure and windows, and the end result is stunning (light, flow, everything!). In addition to the design phase, Hammer Architects was heavily involved in the construction phase and helped with landscape design. Mark and Don are great to work with and are true professionals.
I have done numerous projects and worked with many architects. I chose Hammer Architects as my architect on this project because they understood and executed exactly the program that I wanted, a modern take on an 1820s wharf shack. Working with Mark Hammer and Don Dirocco has been seamless as they understood and spoke the exact same architectural language that I did. They were able to exceed my expectations via designing efficient spaces and keeping costs down. I would highly recommend Hammer Architects.