Ryan earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology. He joined Hutker Architects in 2010, with previous experience in landscape design. Ryan has a natural eye for detail and is able to analyze visual information quickly and correctly. Highly skilled in computer graphics, Ryan excels at project coordination, and is able to deftly navigate between structural and architectural renderings. His technical skills include traditional and computer-generated model making, as well as photography. He is also an accomplished singer.
Robert Aryee Designer
Robert Aryee received his bachelor of science and his master of architecture from Norwich University. A documentation specialist with an eye for detail, Robert has worked on both residential and commercial spaces, bringing him a thorough understanding of the connections between architectural, structural, and mechanical design. He is skilled at digital drawing and brings a thoughtful and analytical approach to projects large and small.
Julie Bangert Marketing Director
Julie received her bachelor of art from Davidson College. A writer and editor with more than ten years’ experience in brand development, she previously directed sales and marketing for a nationally recognized fine art gallery and worked as a grant-writer and major gifts officer in the non-profit world. As marketing director, she oversees the firm’s advertising, public relations and community involvement initiatives, helping to distill the firm’s unique design narrative for audiences around the country. Since joining the team in 2014, she has contributed significantly to Hutker Architects’ latest book and guided the re-design of the firm’s new branding and website.
Anthony Bené received his bachelor of art and master of architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Tony’s attention to detail and gift for communication make him a skilled presenter. Whether coordinating between multiple projects or creating quality drawings under tight deadlines, he manages information successfully and is adept at producing both digital and hand renderings. Hands-on knowledge of carpentry informs Tony’s design work, as well as his community efforts volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
Katie Beynnon received her bachelor of art from the University of Vermont, Burlington. She has worked in the fine art, event planning, and pharmaceutical fields, and brings a diverse skill set to her office management duties at Hutker Architects. A facile communicator and multi-tasker, Katie is able to coordinate details and calendars effectively, collaborating seamlessly with colleagues and making clients feel at home.
Sarah Burgett-L. Designer
Sarah received her bachelor of art from Hampshire College, and her master of design from Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has taken on many forms, from apparel design to installation art. At the heart of each pursuit is a desire to create layers of experience and meaning within constructed forms. Since joining the firm in 2014, Sarah has focused her talents on the built environment, applying creative use of light, color, and texture to domestic interiors. Keenly aware of geographical context, she seeks to explore the connections between architecture and the natural environment.
Jim Cappuccino, AIA Principal
A Massachusetts native, Jim Cappuccino received his bachelor of architecture from Roger Williams University. After graduation, he spent several years with a prominent western mountain region residential design firm where his work garnered numerous design awards and editorial coverage before returning east to join Hutker Architects in 2005. He was named Principal in 2013.
Jim believes in architecture that celebrates its context while interpreting the regional vernacular with designs that are both modern and timeless. Often elevating the discourse at Hutker Architects, he fosters a collaborative design environment, models firm standards for client service and is an active mentor within the firm. Jim also leads workshops for young students interested in design careers. Licensed in Massachusetts, Wyoming, Vermont, and Maine, he is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, and the Upper Cape Toastmasters Club.
Matthew Cramer Associate
Matthew received his Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Previous experience in Pennsylvania, New York, and New England exposed Matt to a wide range of project types – from custom residential and mixed-use development to hotels and equestrian facilities. He began working with Hutker Architects in 2004 and has become a firm leader in project management for his superior ability to interpret technical information, known for deftly navigating complex projects within the fast-changing parameters of building codes, zoning bylaws, and permitting processes. He is a talented designer with a particular passion for lighting details.
Matt volunteers as Co-Chair of the Cottage City Historic District Commission and as a board member for Sail MV, where he is also active in the rowing program.
Sean Dougherty Senior Designer, LEED AP for Homes
Sean received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from Northeastern University. Since joining Hutker Architects in 2007, Sean has become a leader in the firm’s sustainability efforts and was the first staff member to become certified as a LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) with the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition to drawing and design, he has experience in project management, consultant coordination, and construction administration.
Sean is an active member of the firm’s IT Committee and the Sustainable Working Group.
Christopher Dunn Designer
Christopher Dunn received his bachelor of science from Endicott College and his master of architecture from Boston Architectural College. Experience in both commercial and residential design grants Chris a firm command of design documentation and an understanding of both construction management and consultant coordination. He is especially interested in regional and sustainable architecture and recently attended a week-long intensive workshop on the topic of contextually responsive architecture.
Mika Durrell Designer
Mika Durrell received her bachelor of Interior Design from Boston Architectural College. A designer with more than 8 years’ experience with corporate, educational, and residential interiors, she excels at bringing spaces from concept to creation. Mika’s interest in sculpture brings a three-dimensional consideration to her space-making. She is also experienced in furniture design and custom fabrication.
Gregory Ehrman Principal
Gregory received both his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and his Master of Architecture from Northeastern University. His passion for innovative design and the building sciences has pushed the firm forward with a number of award-winning, energy-efficient buildings that are both high-performing and in harmony with the vernacular architecture of coastal New England. Since joining the firm in 2000, Greg has been an energetic advocate for clients throughout the construction process, and has been influential in creating new energy benchmarks within the firm. He has been central in the development of Hutker’s first “passive house,” a zero net energy building on Martha’s Vineyard. In recognition of his exceptional work, Greg was given one of New England Home’s 5 Under 40 awards in 2014.
Greg also lends his energy and imagination to his community. He recently spearheaded a fundraising effort that doubled the restoration and improvement budget for a historic park in Oak Bluffs, and is a founding member and vice president of the Martha’s Vineyard Builders Association.
Jonathan Fox Designer
Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture at Roger Williams University. Before joining Hutker Architects in 2010, Jonathan apprenticed a Master Carpenter, providing valuable insight into the building trades that informs both his design projects and construction management work. In the office, he is highly skilled at AutoCAD, SketchUp, SU Podium Rendering, Photoshop, and InDesign, and he is centrally involved in the implementation of HA’s software and IT infrastructure. Jonathan is a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod.
Nelson Giannakopoulos Designer
Nelson received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from Norwich University. He joined Hutker Architects in the fall of 2009, after completing internships in the fields of building inspection, construction, and landscape design. Nelson is a thorough designer, known for his technical understanding of construction and for his organized methods of project delivery. He is an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Featherstone Center for the Arts, and the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, a summer collegiate baseball team.
Weston Halkyard Designer
Weston Halkyard received his bachelor of architecture from Syracuse University. Study abroad in Florence Italy, along with a background in stone masonry, granted Weston an interest in and an understanding for both classical design concepts and intrinsic material integration. Particularly detail oriented, he excels in conceptualizing spatial quality and organization, material specifications, 3-D visuals and rendering.
Susie Himel Office Administrator
Susie attended Nicholls State University, Louisiana. She joined Hutker Architects in 2001 and is a pivotal team member responsible for the day to day office management for the Martha’s Vineyard office. Organized and conscientious, Susie also plays major roles firm-wide in contract composition, database management, award submissions, and the organization of information flow between branches. She volunteers for the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, Sail Martha’s Vineyard, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and serves as the Secretary for Vineyard Baseball, Inc.
Mark A. Hutker, FAIA Principal and Founder
A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Mark Hutker received his bachelor of architecture from the University of Cincinnati. After working with longtime mentor Jon McKee at Symmes Maini & McKee Associates in Cambridge, Mark joined Dunn Brady Associates in 1985 on Martha’s Vineyard. He purchased the company three years later and has since built it into a firm of thirty-four professionals now serving the communities of Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, and greater New England.
Mark has served on numerous charitable boards including Island Elderly Housing, Falmouth Academy, and Northeastern University’s School of Architecture. Particularly dedicated to supporting design education, Mark is a co-founder and President of the Lyceum Fellowship, which awards international travel grants to college students pursuing architecture. Mark writes and lectures widely; recent engagements include the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Design Intelligence, AIA Custom Residential Architects Network, Residential Architect, and the Architectural Digest Home Show.
Erin Levin Senior Designer
Erin received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Suffolk University. Since joining Hutker Architects in 2006, Erin has worked on a wide variety of residential projects within the firm. She is an organized and efficient project manager, responsible for all aspects of project coordination and construction administration. Erin has a strong interest in specialized details and enjoys the challenge of researching and using new building materials and methodologies to create custom solutions for clients. Her knowledge of construction materials has been an integral part of many of the firm’s recent successes.
Christopher Lyman Designer
Christopher received his bachelor of science from the University of Florida, and his master of architecture from the University of Florida. Christopher’s unique approach pulls from studies in China and Hong Kong, and from an interest in sustainable building concepts, in particular the development of Zero Net Energy Homes. Prior to joining the Martha’s Vineyard office in 2014, Chris worked for five years designing traditional shingle-style homes on the Outer Cape. He has a strong interest in modern design, and is a volunteer for the Cape Cod Modern House Trust in Wellfleet, MA.
Nicole Mant Marketing Coordinator
Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Trinity College, Connecticut. Since rejoining the firm in 2013, she works in the business operations division of Hutker Architects and is an integral part of the marketing, human resources, and administrative teams. Nicole is skilled in multiple computer graphic programs and produces highly specific marketing materials, award submissions, client books, and other presentation materials for the firm. She is an organized project coordinator, managing Hutker’s internship program and also making significant contributions to the re-design and content development for Hutker Architects’ website.
Nicole also owns and manages a successful golf business with her husband.
Scott McCullough received his bachelor of science and master of architecture from Norwich University. A project manager with experience in commercial, institutional, and residential design, he brings attention to detail and a spirit of collaboration to all of his work. Scott values architecture that inspires thought while respecting the natural world. He has earned accreditation through both LEED and ENERGY STAR and, notably, recently designed and built his own net-zero energy home.
Thomas McNeill, AIA Associate
Thomas received his Bachelor of Architecture from Boston Architectural College.
A talented draftsman (digitally and manually), Tom has become an important part of the team since joining Hutker Architects in 2010. He has advanced projects with his forte for progressive design as well as his excellent planning and management skills. Tom’s penchant for communicating makes him a strong client advocate and a natural mentor within the firm. He also shares his design talents with the community, having made significant contributions to Hutker’s work with Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod.
James Moffatt, AIA Senior Associate
James attended Northeastern University, where he earned both his Bachelor of Art and Master of Architecture, and where he was recipient of the 2005 Thesis Award. He joined Hutker Architects upon completion of his undergraduate studies in 2001 and has since made deep contributions to the firm through his innovative design work, thorough understanding of advanced technological systems, and active mentoring. James excels in being the primary point of contact for clients and contractors alike, guiding teams through all stages of project management, from design to coordination and construction details. As co-author of Hutker’s SET (Stewardship, Energy, Technology) list, he has helped to cultivate in-house standards that minimize errors while promoting environmental and energy strategies that result in best-performing houses.
Charles e. Orr, AIA Principal, LEED GA
Charles Orr received his bachelor of architecture from North Dakota State University. He has more than 28 years of experience with both residential and commercial development throughout New England. Since joining Hutker Architects in 1993, Charles has become a principal of the firm and leads the Falmouth office. His business acumen provides focus and direction for the health and growth of the company. He is also a leader in sustainable initiatives firm wide and was an early integrator of LEED standards in residential architecture.
A dedicated volunteer, Charles has served for many years on the boards of the Falmouth Historical District Commission and the Falmouth Main Street Revitalization Project. His biggest passion is his work with Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod, where he has served on the Land Acquisition Committee since 2009 and on the board of directors since 2012, and for which he was recognized with a community impact award in 2014.
Philip Regan Principal
A lifelong resident of Martha’s Vineyard, Phil received his bachelor of architecture from the University of Miami. He returned to the Island in 1988 to begin a three-year professional internship with Dunn Brady Architects (now named Hutker Architects). By 1991, his local knowledge in both architectural vernacular and construction techniques lead to a continued stay with the growing company. In 2004, Phil was named Managing Principal of Hutker Architects’ Martha’s Vineyard office, where he continues to lead design teams on the creation of award-winning custom residential projects both on- and off the Island.
In the community, Phil has served on the board of the Sherriff’s Meadow Foundation since 2011, and is a founding member of The Cottage City Historic District Commission where he has been an acting commissioner since 2003. Beginning in 1998, Phil has been an active advocate for youth sports on the island, coaching baseball at the high school level, as well as with the Martha’s Vineyard Little League, Babe Ruth and MV travel baseball programs. He also coached MV travel basketball and spent several years with both the football and basketball programs at the Boys and Girls Club.
Phil has often combined his professional expertise with his community efforts, acting as a design consultant and fundraising champion in the creation of both the “Shark Tank” (2007) and “Penn Field” (2015). Both projects have become Island landmarks within the baseball community.
Phil resides in Oak Bluffs with his wife Debbie, a native islander as well, and their three children.
Julia Vandal Senior Interior Designer
Julia earned her Bachelor of Art in Architecture at Clemson University and her Master of Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design. Since joining the firm in 2010, she has excelled at project coordination and highly-specialized client service, providing comprehensive, custom interior design solutions for many of Hutker’s residential projects. Julia is highly proficient in AutoCAD drafting, site analysis, computer rendering and survey experience.
Julia participates in the annual Avon Breast Cancer walkathon and enjoys reading in her spare time.
Linda Rose Chief Financial Officer
Linda received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rhode Island College and her Master of Business Administration from Simmons School of Management. Linda oversees all business and human resources operations at Hutker Architects, monitoring industry standards, and ensuring that office systems are effective and efficient. She oversees recruitment and staffing, and guides the firm in creating benchmarks for individuals’ professional growth, as well as strategies for overall company performance. Her background includes financial and administrative experience in various industries including marketing, technology, venture capital, real estate, biotechnology, municipal government and nonprofit. She joined Hutker Architects in 2007.
Linda is a member of the Cape Cod Human Resources Association and Financial Executives of New England.
Amanda Sawyer, AIA Senior Architect
Amanda earned her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her previous design experience ranges from custom millwork to residential and religious facilities. Since joining Hutker Architects in 2011, Amanda has been central to a number of high profile projects ranging from comprehensive historical renovations to new construction. Amanda is known for providing a high level of personal attention and service to discerning clients. Well versed in technical drawings, construction administration, and long-range project management, Amanda is an excellent communicator who frequently and effectively presents to regulatory boards.
Amanda has been a mentor for young women pursuing careers in architecture, and currently volunteers at an elementary school teaching Art History to kindergarten and third grade students.
Matt Schiffer, AIA Senior Associate
Matt earned his Bachelor of Architecture at the Boston Architectural Center.
His career began more than 30 years ago, working with his father Joseph J. Schiffer AIA. Before joining Hutker Architects in 2001, Matt worked for several well-known architecture firms in the Boston area, where he gained considerable experience designing for commercial, religious, hospitality, and educational spaces. He designs houses with an eye for beauty and an understanding of the way details, large and small, work together to create meaningful spaces for clients. Matt’s passion for hand rendering is matched with exceptional talent. His architectural drawings, many of which have been published in books and national magazines, are an emblem for the finely detailed custom work with which the firm is associated.
Matt has taken post-graduate courses in landscape design, photography and art history at the Massachusetts College of Art and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. In the community, he has volunteered his time with the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, Habitat for Humanity, and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. A coach for youth soccer in local and travel teams, Matt is also an avid power boater, fisherman, road- and mountain biker, and has recently taken up Laser racing.
Kevin Schreur Senior Designer
Kevin received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. Since joining Hutker Architects in 2003, he has worked on a diverse range of projects including several nationally recognized residences. Kevin is a focused designer with a highly-developed skill set in construction detailing and technical writing. These attributes, combined with Kevin’s ability to analyze and critique structural systems, have been pivotal in advancing some of the firm’s most innovative work. An able problem solver, Kevin is known for examining projects holistically, and distilling appropriate solutions in details large and small. He is also a great writer and collector of mid-century modern furnishings.
Morgan Shaw Designer
Morgan received her Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before joining Hutker Architects in 2009, she had valuable internship experiences working on projects such as the renovation of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the luxury residences at Carnegie Abbey Tower. Morgan is a skilled rendering specialist who has recently taken on additional project management responsibilities. She is proficient in AutoCAD drafting, 3D modeling, Adobe Illustrator, and laser cut model making and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and the Wounded Warriors Project.
Tom Shockey Senior Designer
Tom received his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech with a minor in Environmental Policy and Planning. Prior to joining Hutker Architects in 2010, Tom interned with three diverse architecture firms and was part of the design/build team for an innovative solar concept house which received multiple international design awards including an AIA Presidential Award. Skilled in AutoCAD, digital and hand model making, he is an idea-based designer currently responsible for both project coordination and construction administration. Tom also shares his creativity outside of the office and recently designed a chicken coop made entirely from recycled materials collected at job sites. The successful model garnered two similar commissions.
Nancy Swensson Executive Assistant to Mark Hutker
Nancy received her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. Nancy joined Hutker Architects in 2011, and serves in a critical role as executive assistant to Mark Hutker. From schedule organization and meeting coordination to researching and preparing presentations, she is highly skilled at prioritizing, multitasking, and communicating effectively. Before joining Hutker Architects, Nancy held a position as Executive Assistant to the President and COO of a design/build firm and was responsible for coordinating project permits.
Alex Watt Designer
Alex Watt received her bachelor of science in interior design and master of science in architecture from Virginia Tech. A skilled digital editor across a variety of digital platforms, Alex is able to translate sketches into both conceptual presentations and working technical drawings. Since joining the Hutker team in 2015, Alex has contributed to several projects with the interiors department and participated in the planning of Hutker’s new Falmouth headquarters.
Brian Wright Designer
Brian received his bachelor of architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He brings to bear more than a decade of professional experience, ranging from design development and project management to the specifics of construction administration. Brian previously worked at an award-winning Boston area residential design firm. Since joining the Hutker Architects in 2014, he has displayed a passion for craft, a keen interest in materials application and custom details, and a talent for collaborating with the trades.
I have nothing but great things to say about our experience working with Mark and his team...they are a creative, practical, and quality-driven group. They have a deep bench.