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For more than 30 years, the team at Hutker Architects has been helping families and individuals create one-of-a-kind homes in New England. Our process begins with listening. We work together to create a program of indoor and outdoor spaces that will best support the way you live, work, and play.

We begin each project by learning about the particulars of the site and the priorities of the individuals who will live in the house. From there, we establish desired life patterns and work to create spaces that make the most of a home’s unique location while creating spaces that support and anticipate our clients’ lives today and in the future.

Hutker Architects has designed more than three hundred houses along the New England shore and beyond. The firm is committed to the principle “build once, well,” looking to the historic architecture of the region as inspiration for original, contemporary design.

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Hutker Architects is a team of 36 professionals who share a belief that houses are the most important structures people occupy. Our team is passionate about design and committed to harnessing our individual talents toward a common goal: years of happy homecomings for every client. We continue to be inspired by the unique challenge of creating a place that feels like “home” for each client. We look forward to coming to work every day.

We are privileged to live and work in a special place. Hutker Architects recognizes the importance of participating in the unique communities of which we are a part. Stewardship is one of our firm’s core values. The ethic of giving back starts with designing houses that complement their surroundings and extends to being good neighbors ourselves. We are proud to partner with organizations that are improving the communities we serve, and honored to donate time as a team and as individuals.

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A new perspective…

As a board member for Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod (HHCC), I have witnessed, firsthand, the impact of creating home ownership opportunities for...

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The Making of Penn Field

“Little League baseball is a very good thing, because it keeps the parents off the streets.”- Yogi Berra — I played competitive baseball...

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We wanted to tell you what a magnificent house you designed. We love everything about it. The light, the lines, the feeling one has in every room of being part of this gorgeous environment.

A new perspective…
04.17.2017

As a board member for Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod (HHCC), I have witnessed, firsthand, the impact of creating home ownership opportunities for working class families in our community. Several weeks ago, I traveled to the village of San Juan de la Maguana, in the Dominican Republic, for a house build with a group of other HHCC volunteers.

We worked with construction techniques that were very different from anything I had worked on or designed before. The first house was made of pre-cast concrete panels and a corrugated metal roof. We poured concrete into molds, which were laid out to bake in the sun, and then stacked dried panels within vertical aluminum channels to create walls. The structural integrity seemed suspect to me until all of the panels were erected, and I saw how simply and strongly they supported each other. Once the walls were in place, we parged seams and imperfections, and then painted them inside and out. This work was done in three days, leaving only the roof and wiring, all of which would be completed in about a week.

An interview with Skolos & Wedell
02.20.2017

 

Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell work to diminish the boundaries between graphic design and photography—creating collaged three-dimensional images influenced by modern painting, technology and architecture. They recently spoke about the poster they created for the Lyceum Fellowship, an architectural competition for students co-founded by Mark Hutker.

Listen here: http://dissection.jkdesign.com/skoloswedell/

 

The Making of Penn Field
12.22.2016

“Little League baseball is a very good thing, because it keeps the parents off the streets.”- Yogi Berra

I played competitive baseball until I was twenty years old. After that, I have coached high school and/or youth baseball for another twenty years. I have always appreciated what appears, to me, to be the most precise of all competitive team sports. I also happen to love the fact that baseball has been played for over 150 years on a “diamond,” with a raised “pitching mound” in its center and the opposing chalk lined “batter’s box”.  There are bases, foul poles (inexplicably titled) and foul lines, on deck circles, coaches’ boxes, dugouts, bullpens and a warning track – all of which add to this outdoor theater.

In his 1989 film “Field of Dreams,” Ray Kinsella painted a tactile picture of how a baseball field, of all things, could be socially intriguing.  The whispered line “If you build it, he (they) will come” has been the inspirational root for innumerable baseball fields ever since.

Fast forward: In 2008, the Martha’s Vineyard Little League program was hoping to create similar intrigue by converting not a corn field, but an old car dump into a meeting place for learning and playing the game of baseball, while families and friends could comfortably gather and cheer the kids on. The premise was worthy, the task in doing so was far more complicated…

At first glance, the property looked perfect…flat, open and big enough to build the dream. Upon closer inspection, even after removing decades’ worth of automobiles, the land itself was littered with glass and metal debris, invasive roots, and compacted sand that would prove to be a drainage nightmare. Additionally, there was no legal road access or utilities, no topsoil and very little money. With such impediments, the project floundered for the following three years. By 2012, much of the initial $200K in Community Preservation Fund dollars allotted for the field had been absorbed by clean-up efforts, and the entire project was on the brink of stagnation. I was asked by a dwindling group of volunteers/coaches if I would design a field complex in hopes that the design drawings would suggest some positive momentum for the project, as well as help garner additional financial support and/or in-kind work.