Shaping the
built environment

through team-driven design to transform the broader community

About Us

Northeast Collaborative Architects (NCA) delivers quality, inspiring designs for diverse project types. Our award-winning solutions address the evolving challenges of the built environment.

NCA provides architectural, planning and interior design services, taking responsibility for all aspects of the project process including direction and coordination of all engineering disciplines and specialty consultants to suit your needs. We are recognized as a national leader in historic preservation (qualified per the US Secretary of the Interiors’ guidelines), adaptive reuse, and unique retrofits.

We pride ourselves for receiving smart growth awards even for new structures. Sustainable design is an integral part of our process and an inherent result of our projects.

we excel in design for diverse project types including:

  • Educational Institutions
  • Municipal Buildings
  • Multi-Family & Mixed-Use Developments
  • Workspaces
  • Museum & Cultural Resources
  • Transportation
  • Advanced Technology
  • Places of Worship

Decades of design experience

Our commitment to providing great design began over 35 years ago and we take pride in continuing that legacy. We excel at the full range of professional services, from initial feasibility & concept studies, to successful occupancy and use of new or transformed space. Our strength is most evident at the most challenging part of a project.

We believe true collaboration is that the best idea can come from anyone on the team. This approach to design propels us to create and transform environments such that Architecture is more than a sum of materials, it is space crafted for you: your unique history, your present need, and your sustained future.

Our Clients

Our philosophy

In collaboration, we seek to inspire through the design process. We are passionate about our design efforts. The buildings, spaces and environments we help create not only solve your challenges, they add value by using the least resources to respond to those needs, and enhance the end users’ experience by designing to the human scale with respect for neighboring and historical context and environmental impact.

Our Work

Our services

NCA is a full-service architectural design firm, providing services which include:

  • Architecture
  • Master Planning
  • Preliminary Design & Feasibility Studies
  • Educational Space Programming
  • Historic
  • Specification Coordination
  • Code Expertise
  • Interior & FF&E Design
  • Cost Estimating
  • LEED & High-Performance Building Consultation
  • Project Development & Management
  • Design/Build & Integrated Design Process

Team approach

NCA is a highly motivated team of architects, planners and designers who work in a studio environment. Our dedicated professionals share and develop ideas critical for collaboration to develop tangible and workable results.

At NCA, our teams find excitement in the challenges of each project. Our firm is founded on helping you achieve your project’s goals through creative design solutions.  We enjoy involving you in the design process, using traditional and electronic tools, to communicate wide-ranging design possibilities.  Our practice constantly evolves by adopting the latest technical tools available. We were early adopters of computer-aided design and building information modeling (BIM). We continue to utilize cloud-based technology to transform our design ideas into 3-dimensional images, welcoming clients into our collaborative design process.

We listen, we learn, we engage, and we collaborate.

Our Principals

Our principals oversee the continuity and quality of design for each of our projects. They collaborate with the full team of architectural, planning and interior design professionals from project conception to construction closeout and remain your primary contact.  For the majority of our projects, a second principal will review design drawings and construction documents to provide enhanced Quality Assurance/Quality Control.

Certifications & Awards