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Our Services

The extended value of a full-service design build firm

As a fully integrated architecture and construction firm working on Cape Cod, the Islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, and throughout coastal southeastern New England, we provide comprehensive services to support the design and construction requirements of every custom project—from site selection and permitting to landscape design to post-construction maintenance.

Site Selection & Permitting

Site selection and permitting are critical to the successful outcome of every project, and can often pose unforeseen challenges. Local zoning regulations, environmental regulations, and historic district regulations impose restrictions that must be understood and thoughtfully addressed. Our experience and judgement in these areas offers great value to our clients. Many clients engage us early in the discovery process to assess the appropriateness of sites under consideration. Leveraging our experience, relationships and local knowledge, we assemble expert teams to help shepherd sensitive projects through complex permitting processes, with a goal of achieving the client’s vision and maximizing their investment within sustainable practices.


PSD encourages highly collaborative relationships with clients to engage them in—and excite them about—the creative process. We work closely with our clients to understand their lifestyles and needs, to articulate their goals and to develop suitable imagery. Inspired by the landscape and vernacular architecture of coastal New England, we draw from a broad spectrum of architectural history to create intentional, inspirational, beautiful, and functional architecture that is in harmony with the land, optimizes natural light and views, anticipates clients’ needs and lifestyle, and reflects their personality and values.

New Construction & Renovation

From distinctive homes to select commercial, resort and civic buildings, PSD’s construction work is renowned for quality craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail that brings its architectural designs to life. Our highly organized, fully integrated process, supports clients’ needs and reduces the stress that often accompanies construction. We bring the same exceptional craftsmanship and ethos of timeless design to the challenges of remodeling and expanding existing structures to create transformations that endure. Our experience and skills, respect for natural and built context, and our knowledge of historical architecture, including local New England vernacular houses, makes us well-qualified for historic restoration and transformation.

Landscape Architecture

Our experienced landscape team is focused on creating comfortable, thoughtfully planned exterior spaces that make the most of the site’s views and topography, orientation, existing trees and natural features. Together as a team, we evolve a vision for the entire site—including the building footprint, driveway, parking, pool and outdoor living spaces—designed to create a natural transition from interior to exterior.

Interior Selections

For clients who request guidance with interior selections, the interior designers who are an integral part of the PSD project team are available to work closely with clients. Our staff listens closely to understand clients’ visions, then assists with selection and timely installation of fixtures such as millwork, flooring, tile products, countertops, cabinets, paint colors, lighting, and appliances.

Property Services

Our clients enjoy the peace of mind extended through our Property Services division, which offers a broad range of reliable services to maintain and protect your home year round. We handle a variety of needs, including maintenance and repair, seasonal preparation, house watch, and emergency response. Additionally, we execute small remodeling projects—from a room transformation, to window and trim replacement, to painting and more—to keep your home current for its evolving use and enjoyment. Our hands-on team will develop a plan that’s appropriate to each client’s property needs, requests, and lifestyle.

“PSD understands the nuances of town building and permitting, and is thoughtful about conservation. It’s never just about whether something is legal, but how it works for the particular environment and the surrounding community.”

Mark Novota

Client and Managing Partner at Wequassett Resort & Golf Club


Environmental integrity. Enduring value.

The true essence of sustainability is creative architectural design and high quality construction craftsmanship that will be beloved and endure for generations. We approach each client’s project with the goal of designing and building an exceptional building that will not only delight and serve its owners today, but will be cherished for years to come.

As stewards of the land and caretakers of our coastal communities, we are committed to environmentally sensitive design practices, and to building in ways that use natural resources carefully and creatively. We work with each client to maximize efficiency, and incorporate renewable materials that are climate appropriate for New England.

Sustainability in Home Design and Construction on Cape Cod, the Islands and throughout coastal southeastern New England