"Chris and I have collaborated on projects on Beacon Hill and in Cambridge. I have always thought of Chris as the most gentle of souls when you understand his heart which holds a passion for doing the right thing always. This is in both business practice and in design. His architecture is celebrated for its historical correctness and, lucky for all of us,  he is a steward of this community we live and work in. Chris is as loyal as the day is long and has always treated us with only the utmost of respect."

Allison Iantosca - F. H. Perry Builder


“As a client and as a collaborating designer, I have loved working with Chris Dallmus and the team at Design Associates. Having worked in New York, London and Boston, there is no other firm I have worked with that so demonstrates the professionalism, attention to detail and dedication to getting the job done right, on time and on budget. Chris' “no nonsense”, no ego approach to guiding a client’s vision and listening to their needs and wishes means the best design ideas are presented the first time and executed flawlessly. There is never a battle of design ego between architect and client. The DA Team provides a strong capable hand to make sure the client gets the best architecture to fit their vision. From new ideas and considerations to diligent follow through, meticulous record keeping and organization, working with Chris and the entire team at Design Associates has been a professional pleasure. I have recommended Design Associates to several clients, all of whom have enjoyed the same professional, sensible and responsible approach to delivering great architecture and a highly successful project.”

Kristin Paton - Kristin Paton Interiors
Cambridge, MA