Beachfront Beauty

New England Home, Cape & Islands, 2024

"The structures and the pool tie together in one expansive and glorious whole, offering spaces for gathering as well as for privacy."

– Paula Bodah, New England Home

Cocktails + Conversations

Boston, MA

Clients, partners, and friends joined our team for a festive evening celebration of the firm's 37 years, and in appreciation of longstanding relationships.

The More the Merrier

Boston Home Magazine, 2024

"The design uses traditional architectural elements and materials in an effort to respect its context and appear as if it had been there all along."
– Tom Catalano

Next Generation of Firm Leadership

Principals Elena Stancheva, LEED AP, Kerri Byrne, AIA, LEED AP, and Garrett Avery

"As individuals they are dedicated to their craft, active listeners, advocates for our clients, and thoughtful mentors – all factors that contribute to their success in design leadership."
– Tom Catalano, AIA, Founding Partner

Passive House Certification

Proud to Congratulate Alex Catalano, AIA, CPHC©

"At its heart, architecture is about merging design and technology, and Passive House is the natural next step in that direction."
– Alex Catalano, AIA, CPHC©

Announcing Mountain Shadows

Paradise Valley, AZ

With a fresh approach to desert architecture – combining minimalist lines and high-performance materials – this Paradise Valley residence maximizes sweeping mountain views and celebrates a curated art collection.

New View Northeast

Benton Buckley Books, 2023

"We believe architecture has the ability and responsibility to enliven our collective experience. To bring joy to our lives. This is where we begin, listening acutely to clients, and to what brings them joy."
– Tom Catalano

Suite Dreams

Boston Home Magazine, 2023

Accommodating grandparents, young families, and friends alike, the space combines the amenities of a hotel with the intimacy and charm of a home.

Family Ties

New England Home, 2023

“The beauty of working with Tom and Liz is that we trust their tastes,” says the client.
– New England Home

Creative Basement Ideas

Architectural Digest, 2023

"Interior designer Liz Caan and architect Tom Catalano treat the basement as they would the upstairs rooms."
– Architectural Digest

Welcoming Two New Hires

New talent joins the Catalano team

Isabella Wolfsdorf, a graduate of the University of Vermont, with a B.A. in Environmental Studies; and Maeve Kelley, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a B. Arch in Architecture.

Comfort Within Space

South Coast Almanac, 2023

“Symmetrical balance creates visual harmony,” says Catalano of the home’s organization.

– Scott Lajoie, South Coast Almanac

Best of Boston Home 2023

Best Traditional Architect

"Seamlessly integrated with the surroundings, even the most sprawling, newly designed homes have a sense of permanence about them."
– Boston Home Magazine

Expanding Our Design Team

Welcoming two design professionals to the firm

Alex Catalano, RA, an emerging architect from New York City-based Morris Adjmi Architects (MA); and Lauren Cincotta, a recent graduate of the architecture program at Roger Williams.

Bulfinch Award 2022

Residential (New Construction) over 5,000 SF

Located in the coastal community of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts this shingle style resilient, energy-efficient home combines Colonial Revival architectural elements with New England classicism.

One With the Land

Modern Luxury Interiors Boston, 2022

"Now, every inch of stonework is made from the property’s own resources, making it seem as if the dreamy abode is growing from the ground up."
– Antonia DePace, Modern Luxury

Classic Beauty

Boston Design Guide, 2022

"We worked to create a design that was sensitive in its context, resilient given its exposure, and appropriate for its setting amongst early 20th century shingle houses."
– Tom Catalano

Rethinking The Future

Residential Architecture, 2022

Promoting excellence in architecture on a global scale, Rethinking The Futures features the Seapuit Retreat.

Endless Summer

New England Home, Cape & Islands, 2021

“Tom artfully created a wonderful vocabulary of architecture. It’s almost a little village that wraps around the pool.”
-David Hawk, Hawk Design

The Wonder Years

Boston Design Guide, 2020

The program was not only forward-thinking, it was ambitious and a merry, magnificent mix of form, function and fun—all with equal weight.
– Tom Catalano, Principal, Catalano Architects

Luxe RED Award 2020

Classical/Traditional Architecture

A modern homage to the craftsman-built bow-roofed houses of early Cape Cod, the Seapuit Family Retreat serves as an inviting summer campus with seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living.

Brotherly Love

Boston Design Guide – Cape & Islands, 2020

Every job should be like this, imbued with the trust of the client and team.
– Travis Cundiff, Owner, Travis Cundiff Associates

Mountain Shadows

Paradise Valley, AZ

A 5.5K square foot south-facing home in Paradise Valley, Arizona looks to Camelback Mountain. An expansive use of steel framed glass along the south wall permeates the interiors to optimize vistas.

Live, Laugh, Love

Boston Design Guide, 2020

The homeowners... were seeking strong symmetry and balance of form that would allow for sun filled, comfortable spaces that welcomed their daily routines and offered additional functionality.
– Tom Catalano, Principal, Catalano Architects

Best of Boston Home 2019

Traditional Architect

Leave it to Catalano Architects to perfect the art of timeless design… principal Thomas Catalano expertly executes traditional beauty in both his classic renovations and newly built single-family homes.

Pattern Player

Modern Luxury Interiors Boston, 2020

The homeowners felt strongly about historic preservation, and it was essential to them that their home’s architectural integrity was honored.

Sea View

Osterville, MA

Panoramic ocean views inform the structure’s design, location, and program. A palette of locally sourced stone and wood highlight the varied architectural forms, while integrating the home seamlessly into its natural surroundings.

Edmunds Road

Boston Design Guide, 2019

A Georgian colonial with a symmetrical façade and handmade brick exterior breaks formality upon entry with custom millwork and contemporary architectural details that are accentuated with pops of playful color.

Orchard House

Osterville, MA

Nestled in a lush orchard, a series of buildings interconnected by breezeways and arbors creates a welcoming retreat. An open pavilion extending into the trees creates an inviting connection between architecture and environment.

In With the Old

New England Home, 2019

This Cape Cod home lives at the confluence of old and new. The architecture pays homage to the traditional ship captains’ houses of early Chatham.
– Tom Catalano, Principal, Catalano Architects

Yankee Modern

Northshore Home Magazine, 2019

We didn’t want just a beautiful home; we wanted to soak up all the beauty and relaxation of the natural environment.
– Iris Louis, Homeowner

Bulfinch Award 2013

Residential (New Construction) over 5,000 SF

Sited on a bluff overlooking Barnstable’s West Bay, the architecture is an adaptation of the Shingle Style with a nod to the regional vernacular.

Bulfinch Award 2013

Commercial / Civic / Institutional / Ecclesiastic

The Nantucket Dreamland Theatre has a spirit that most people can identify with because they remember their experiences there.
-Patricia Roggeveen, Nantucket Dreamland Foundation