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Founded In: 1980
Size: 10-19 Employees
Annual Vol: Undisclosed
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CSS Architects Inc. is a privately owned architectural firm founded by John J. Savasta in 1979 and Incorporated in 1980. Since its founding, CSS has been providing comprehensive designer services for public agencies, municipalities and private clients. As a regional designer and prime consultant of new construction, renovation, and restoration projects, CSS provides architecture, planning, preservation architecture, and interior design to a diverse multitude client base. The firm's uniqueness derives from our design philosophy, culture and belief that client relationships are our most important assets.

Over the past thirty-six (36) years, our professional staff have considerable experience analyzing existing sites, preparing space needs assessments and programming, preparing construction drawings and specifications, and performing construction administration services in the context of Massachusetts Chapter 149 Bidding Laws. We have successfully worked with the MSBA, DCAMM, DHCD, National Guard, The City of Boston, and Many Housing Authorities throughout Massachusetts, including experience with the Massachusetts Historic Commission, Conservation Commission, and Planning Boards. We are fully versed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Architectural Access Board, the Federal ADA Requirements, DEP, Wetland Protection Act and Rivers Act.

Our mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives through innovative and environmentally sensitive architecture.

Philosophy

As responsible architects we share a common mission to preserve what is good change what is bad and create meaningful, beautiful, and sensitive architecture for present and future generations. Innovative architecture requires the attention of visionaries with gifted imaginations who approach each challenge with an open mind. Good design must consider the basic fundamentals, program, aesthetics, sustainability, etc.; exceptional design goes beyond that and explores the psychological impact it has on the people. Exceptional design will bear the test of time and retain its prominence for centuries to come. The most successful architecture is achieved through partnering and collaboration.

Innovative architecture requires the attention of visionaries who approach each challenge with an open mind. Good design must consider the basic fundamentals, program, esthetics, sustainability, etc.; exceptional design goes beyond that and explores the psychological impact it has on the people. Exceptional design will bear the test of time and retain its prominence for centuries to come. The most successful architecture is achieved through partnering and collaboration.

What We Do

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Project Experience

Service Sector:
Public Private
Project Types:
New Alterations/Renovations Interior Fit-Ups
Commercial
Education (K-12)
School / College / University
Fire / Police Station
Apartments & Condominiums
City / Town Hall
Pre-Manufactured Structures
Restaurant
Utilities
Library
Club House / Community Center
Mixed Use
Historic Preservation
Storage Facility / Warehouse
Single Family Residential
Non-Residential Building
Court House
Fitness Center
Post Office
Residential Building
Government

Service Areas

Associations & Memberships

Member of AIA (American Institute of Architects) AIA (American Institute of Architects)
Member of USGBC (United States Green Building Council) USGBC (United States Green Building Council)