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2016 New England Hall of Fame Inductee

PSD is pleased to announce their Design Principal John DaSilva was selected as one of the New England Design Hall of Fame inductees for 2016. This designation recognizes him as one of the most notable New England-based residential architects practicing today.


John DaSilva is one of this year’s New England Design Hall of Fame inductees, which were announced at the Boston Design Center on Thursday, October 6th. The annual awards induction ceremony and gala event took place on Thursday, November 10th in the State Room at Sixty State Street in Boston, Massachusetts. DaSilva was accompanied by six other inductees. 
 
Now celebrating its tenth year, the New England Design Hall of Fame honors the region’s finest architects, interior designers, landscape designers, and—new this year—custom builders, for their exceptional, high-caliber work and significant contributions to the distinction and prominence of the New England design field. 
 
“I am humbled to be selected as one of such an esteemed group,” states DaSilva. “Having my body of work recognized in this way is gratifying, but the honor really goes to everyone at Polhemus Savery DaSilva for the talent, skill and commitment that make such a high level of design, construction and management possible." 
 
As Design Principal, John DaSilva is responsible for directing the architectural staff and setting the aesthetic direction for PSD. Also highly-regarded as an author on architectural topics, he holds degrees from the schools of architecture at Princeton University and Yale University and before joining PSD in 1998; he worked for several notable firms including Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Venturi Rauch and Scott Brown, and Cesar Pelli and Associates. DaSilva’s highly regarded architecture is inspired by coastal southern New England and is seen in distinctive homes throughout Cape Cod; on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard and elsewhere in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.

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