Hutker Architects encourages all of our teammates to take an active role in creating the change they’d like to see in the world. We contribute gifts of time, talent, and treasure aligned with individual passions, as well as shared priorities. Together, our firm has identified four areas for focused impact: Heritage, Housing, Design Education, and Environment.
As a former beneficiary of an architecture trip with Lyceum founder John McKee, Mark Hutker understands firsthand the influence that travel can have on one's design career. Ensuring that design students continue to have access to life and career-changing travel has been a cornerstone of our firm's philanthropic efforts over the last three decades. Through a unique structure of design competition, jury process, and prize-winning travel grants, the Lyceum promotes collaboration, connectivity, and a design dialogue among schools, their students of architecture, and the prominent architects who serve as program authors and jurors.Explore
Hutker Architects was proud to play a leadership role in recent efforts that expanded the Martha’s Vineyard Museum with a prominent new site and inspiring, state-of-the-art facilities. The museum’s mission to inspire all people to discover, explore, and strengthen their connections to this Island and its diverse heritage is close to our heart. Our work, and our employees, are inextricably connected to the unique influences, stories, and traditions that make Martha’s Vineyard like no other place on earth.Explore
With a relationship spanning over 20 years, Hutker Architects is proud to support Habitat for Humanity’s Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard chapters. Time spent serving on boards, volunteering at build sites, and sharing travel experiences on build trips has formed friendships, enriched our experience, and informed our collective concept of “home.” We are focused on the lack of accessible housing in the communities where we live and work and are grateful for organizations like Habitat for Humanity who are making significant impact in this space.Explore
Conserving the natural, beautiful, rural landscape and character of Martha’s Vineyard is a mission that is central to Hutker Architects’ commitment to preserving “a sense of place.” The unique beauty of its unspoiled nature is a treasure that has called people to the Island for generations. We feel an obligation to ensure that our neighbors, visitors, and future generations can continue to enjoy the inspiration, recreation, and education afforded by public lands.Explore
The health of Buzzards Bay directly impacts the region in which we do a large portion of our work. We are committed to efforts that improve the health of the watershed, and proud to support the Buzzards Bay Coalition, an organization dedicated to the restoration, protection, and sustainable use of the Bay. Our firm has partnered with the BBC on numerous initiatives including the recent redesign of their field operations center and longtime participation in the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride.Explore
The sense of community while working with Patrick Dougherty at Highfield Hall was clearly apparent. It is quite a unique opportunity for community members to engage in the development of an art that is both so strong and so beautiful. The sculpture illustrates the strength that is possible when many individuals are intertwined. Surely this could be a metaphor for positive human interaction. The project will serve as a reminder of unity for myself and hopefully many others.Greg Whiting, Designer