Patrick B. Guthrie, AIA

Patrick B. Guthrie, AIA

Design Associates Inc., a Cambridge and Nantucket architectural firm is proud to announce the promotion of Patrick B. Guthrie AIA from Project Architect to Principal within the firm, joining John 'Jock' F. Gifford, one of the firm’s founding principals, and Christopher L. Dallmus AIA LEED AP, the firm’s managing principal. This is Patrick's second engagement with the firm, having previously worked on the award-winning Renovation of the Philip R. Morse House in Chestnut Hill. In his return engagement, Patrick will continue to manage Design Associates’ myriad of historic residential renovations, restorations and museum-type projects.

“Patrick has been a key part in bringing the keen and careful attentiveness to our projects and to our clients, helping our clients meet their ultimate design goals. We are very excited that our clients will greatly benefit from Patrick’s professionalism and commitment to their projects. Having him aboard our executive team strengthens our ability to deliver our distinct historic design work, a hallmark of Design Associates' thirty-eight year history, whether in new construction, renovation or historic preservation and restoration", states Christopher L. Dallmus.

Patrick Guthrie received his architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 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 historic residential, 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 Massachusetts Architectural 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 as Co-Chair of the Board of the Arlington Center for the Arts. He is a registered architect with licenses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Design Associates is an architectural design firm providing comprehensive services for new construction, restoration and renovation projects throughout New England. Design Associates brings a traditional, history-based approach to each one of their architectural projects. Each of their architectural projects intentionally bears the distinct signature of their clients with a mindful, thoughtful, creative and collaborative approach to the design process.


Design Associates is headquartered at 1035 Cambridge Street, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, please call (617) 661-9082 or email Chris Dallmus at