Austin Architects strives to work with clients who value their environment and demand a lot of it, and of us, in the process. Located in Cambridge, MA, we provide a broad range of services including architecture, planning / programming, historic preservation and interior design.  Our focus is regional  – we have worked in all of the New England states – and have a diverse range of clients: academic and civic institutions, corporate and non-profit groups, and private individuals. Our projects involve new construction, renovation, and preservation, and often all three simultaneously. 

Austin Architects’ portfolio is intentionally varied, reflecting the unique needs and aspirations of our clients. Our experience is deep and our approach is highly personal. We tend to work on a small number of projects at a time so that we may approach projects with the rigor necessary to create masterful outcomes. We are honored  that many of our clients return to us for subsequent engagements.


Architecture is a collaborative process, and it is in this spirit that we approach our work. We encourage an open exchange of ideas with our clients, consultants and contractors, responding with creativity, knowledge and leadership. We are purposefully a flat organization working in an open studio environment designed to encourage team interaction and shared involvement in projects. Our staff has varying backgrounds, experiences, skills and interests, and we believe this dynamic enriches our work-life as well as our projects.

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Jonathan Austin

Jonathan Austin has over thirty years of experience in architecture, initially in the UK, followed by twelve years as a Senior Associate at Sasaki Associates, where he helped lead the firm’s practice in student housing and was design architect for several academic educational facilities.
As founding principal of Austin Architects in 1998, Mr. Austin has completed over seventy planning and design projects for schools, colleges, universities and non profits. He has overseen full design and construction phase services for over $130M construction in New England.