“I first met DMS design when we worked together on a pair of projects a few years ago. I was immediately impressed with the knowledge and positive energy the design team contributed. Recently, I had the opportunity to retain DMS design to serve as architect of record on an affordable housing project in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Their extensive experience in efficient design combined with their comprehensive understanding of the complexities of affordable housing and the building process allowed DMS design to identify a range of innovative design solutions, and ultimately helped us achieve savings of up to twenty percent of construction costs.”
Dave Traggorth, President of Traggorth Companies
“As a trusted resource, DMS design has provided me with invaluable design guidance and support for several of our multi-family residential projects. Whether my project needs are large or small, or on a long-term basis or in rapid response to an emergency situation, DMS design consistently listens to my requirements and applies a thoughtful design approach that results in successful projects. In addition, they have served as an advisor and advocate to help me navigate zoning and planning board requirements and address concerns, adding further value to the design excellence they deliver.”
Mike Sullivan, Client
“At Vinfen, we focus on providing comprehensive services for adolescents and adults with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges. DMS design has provided design services for a variety of our group homes across the Commonwealth, helping us offer these individuals a chance to safely live full and productive lives in the community. Once again, DMS design has created a beautiful home to support our clients. This latest project involved a gut renovation and addition project at a group home in the Merrimack Valley. Every detail received full attention from the design team, from accessible bathrooms with ample space and fixtures safe for a range of varying abilities, to the beautiful color schemes and thoughtful layouts throughout the common areas. The completed project received rave reviews from the Department of Developmental Services, and we are confident it will be a safe and welcoming place for our clients to call home.”
Kristopher Howard, September 2018
“Munroe Street Project: 256 residential units plus ground level commercial space in downtown Lynn. As we gear up for a ground breaking later this year we are going to post more renderings and introduce our team involved in making this project a reality. First up is our architectural team. DMS Design was the second group of people to know this project was a possibility and their vision for this project quite possibly trumped our own. This is our 3rd consecutive building with DMS. As we grow they are growing with us and we couldn’t be happier to have Dan and his team run point. Here is the future view on the Monroe street side of the building.”
Greg Procopio, August 2018
"DMS was the architect for a fairly large project involving three small additions and one large one to our single family home. The project was somewhat difficult, as the home is an older contemporary with some work done by prior homeowners. DMS created a number of possible designs and worked with us to select the ones that would work best for our project. We were very satisfied with the knowledge, responsiveness and efficiency of all of the personnel at DMS."
"We did a complete kitchen remodel with an addition to the existing property, new deck, cement board siding, and other small projects incorporated during the same timeline. Working with DMS design was a great experience. From the initial design process and the way they could take homeowners ideas and incorporate them into a workable design. Also, their very helpful and knowledgeable staff, that would get information and changes resolved quickly. Really good group. Thanks."
"Community Action for Better Housing a non-profit developer of affordable housing hired DMS as the architect for our Oscar Romero House project in New Bedford, MA. This project entailed the substantial rehabilitation and historic restoration of a large, neglected mixed use building in the City's south end. The property was converted into 12 affordable rental units with community space and management office on site. We were very satisfied with the services we received from DMS and would not hesitate to give our recommendation for other similar projects."
"DMS's work for us was incredibly thorough, detail-oriented and professional. Novices with home renovations, my family embarked on a $250,000 renovation of a vacation property that had not had any structural investment in generations, and DMS was a valued partner in this effort. From initial design ideas through to concrete plans, and even with change orders when we encountered structural issues that needed to be remediated, DMS was always available to support our project and delivered work product on time and according to their fee estimate.
In addition, we conducted a competitive bid process for our contractor and DMS provided us with multiple potential bidders, one of whom we ended up selecting and we have been thrilled with his work and professionalism.
We would not have gotten our project done on-time and without material cost overruns without DMS. I would use them again in a second and I recommend them to friends."
"We were so pleased with the design and support Dan and his team provided for the renovation of our 1790s center hall colonial. To begin, the design that Dan created was creative and fit perfectly with the character of the house, with our requests and with our budget. Dan and his team were very helpful in navigating through permits and town by-laws, and facilitating great communication with the builder and with us until the project was completed. We highly recommend DMS Design for their professionalism and for your next project."
"Our experience with DMS design was a very positive one. They met or exceeded all of my expectations while staying within the budget we agreed to. Our experience with the architect was very positive. He listened to what we wanted, he made every effort to return a design incorporating what we asked for but also adding value with alternatives along the way. The turn around time for the iterations was all very reasonable. I feel he expressed a personal commitment to me and my satisfaction with the project."
"We hired Dan & DMS design in 2007 to help us convert our 200+ year old two family home into a single family home for our growing family. This project had many challenges for both home owner and architect. Dan was a guiding light through all of the turbulence that comes with a project this complex. His professionalism and creativity helped produce a wonderful home that we will enjoy for many years. We highly recommend Dan & DMS design and look forward to the next project with him soon."
"Dan was the architect on a major renovation of our home on the coast in Beverly, MA. The project took several months and went through multiple phases and Dan handled them all with creativity, efficiency and professionalism. This was our third major renovation and Dan was by far the best architect we ever worked with. He listened to what we wanted, respected our budget, came up with creative solutions and then worked with our contractor to create an excellent result. We trusted Dan completely -- so much so that, when I moved to a new house in a different state, I asked Dan to come do the drawings for the work here as well."