Patrick Guthrie | Design Associates


Patrick Guthrie received his architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in 1991 with an emphasis on adaptive use of existing buildings, a thread that has been woven throughout his professional career.

In his two and a half decades of professional practice he has worked with the National Park Service, the Massachusetts Historical Commission and private sector architecture firms on myriad historicresidential, religious, commercial and public projects, several of which are National Historic Landmarks. He understands the particular challenges represented by sensitively modifying older buildings to meet the needs of modern users, including those with physical disabilities. His work has been recognized by the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the MassachusettsArchitectural Access Board.

Patrick’s passion for the built environment extends beyond his work life. He has been on the board of the New England Chapter of Architectural Historians since 1996, the Arlington Historical Commission since 2005 and the Arlington Preservation Fund since 2008 where he was named President in 2015.  He is a director of the Association for Preservation Technology, Northeast Chapter, and serves on the Facilities Committee of the Arlington Center for the Arts.

He is a registered architect with licenses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.