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DHK Architects is an award-winning, mid-size architecture and planning firm based in Boston, MA.


DHK Architects has dedicated its practice to architecture that makes our cities better places in which to live and work. We design buildings and places that engage the public realm, revitalize neighborhoods, enhance the urban fabric and preserve its historic legacy.


Since its founding in 1978, the firm has served two principal client groups: public entities that operate mass transit facilities and non-profit organizations that develop affordable housing. In addition to public transit, our transportation work has diversified to include tunnels, airports, intermodal stations, parking garages and maintenance facilities. Our housing portfolio has expanded beyond affordable housing and covers community planning, mixed-use and mixed-income developments, elderly and market rate housing.

In addition to housing and transportation, DHK Architects, a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) designs public facilities for state and municipal clients, and community facilities for private clients. Much of this work has involved the preservation of historic buildings that contribute to the lasting civic value of our cities.

DHK has professionals with architecture licenses in MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, DC, FL, NY, NJ, OH, PA and PR. The firm also has architects with specialized LEED and MCPPO certifications.


DHK began as the Boston branch of a New York firm in 1978 and incorporated as a locally owned company in 1985. From its inception, DHK was associated with major transportation infrastructure projects including the historic preservation and reconstruction of South Station and the new Southwest Corridor Orange Line in Boston. In the following decades, DHK completed transportation assignments in Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and San Juan, PR.

DHK’s dedication to affordable housing began with work in Boston’s minority neighborhoods and with local housing authorities in Massachusetts cities and towns. Over the years, DHK has prepared master plans and designed new and rehabilitated housing for communities in New England, New York, the Midwest and Puerto Rico.