Spaces that inspire, delight, and promote well-being

Shelter is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm.

We collaborate with homeowners, businesspeople and communities to create beautiful, engaging environments.

Our designs serve our clients’ needs, reflect their passions, and contribute to a healthier, more humane world.

We’d love to work with you.

About our approach

Our team

Residential design

Our residential work includes new homes and historic renovations. We’ll design an entire dwelling or a specific room. Specialties include kitchens, bathrooms and basements.

Our residential work

Commercial design

We team with passionate entrepreneurs, creative professionals and community institutions. We help them further their missions, serve their customers, support their employees, and elevate their brands.

Our commercial work

Sustainable design

We consider design an important tool — one that can save energy, reduce pollution, and empower people to make positive environmental impacts.

Our longstanding commitment

Universal design

We create spaces to suit people of all abilities. Eliminating obstacles benefits everyone — and helps people age in place for as long as possible.

Our inclusive approach

Living (and working?) into retirement: downsize or age-in-place?

Downsize or age-in-place? If you’re thinking to yourself, “My retirement may look different than my parents’ did” you’re not alone.…

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New year reflections: two decades of Shelter

In the fall of 2004, Shelter consisted of three folks in a small room on the upper floor of a…

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Designing with darkness

5 Ways to Embrace the Darkness The awareness of light is anchored by darkness. - Max Jacobson, The Good House…

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