We hope you’re looking for a team of architects who are careful listeners, lifelong learners, and believers in the synergy between the built environment and the world around us.

If you value beautiful design and high efficiency, our team has the technical expertise and personal passion to create designs that are memorable, adaptable, and will stand the test of time.


Kaplan Thompson was one of the first firms of its kind to approach the practicality of sustainable design with the artistry of architecture—we love working with you to figure out how to deliver just the right high-quality, low-impact, and on-budget building. We’ve helped our clients step into new and renovated single-family homes, multi-family buildings, educational facilities, and restaurants across New England and beyond.

We revel in doing what others say can’t be done, and our deep portfolio is the built proof of what we can achieve for you. Great architecture balances empathy and listening, technical expertise, and creative problem solving. Our partnership with you keeps all of these elements in focus so we can deliver a building that both performs and delights. This balance is at the core of our practice and philosophy.

Good Design Creates Great Value.

We kick off every project with rigorous discovery: getting to know you, understanding what success will look like, and talking about the vision that led you to your building project. We’re adept at managing risk and budgets through complex construction projects at every stage, including feasibility studies, schematic design, pricing and permitting, construction documentation, and construction administration.

We’ll visit your land with you, gather your sketches and inspirations, and move together through the insightful design of your project. We move easily between hand sketching and sophisticated digital tools, and we can create animated walkthroughs and photorealistic renderings so you can experience your building before it exists. Together, we’ll test the design until it’s exactly right, bringing the magic of your ideas to life.