Clifford J. Boehmer

AIA
Principal

Clifford Boehmer is a co-founder of Davis Square Architects and a Principal of its predecessor, Mostue & Associates Architects. In 1991, he was a founder of Dirigo Design, a Fort Point firm specializing in single-family homes.

Cliff’s current responsibilities focus on site and project feasibility analysis, conceptual and schematic design, master planning and programming, project advocacy with government and funding agencies, neighborhood engagement, permitting, and renovation/adaptive reuse of historic buildings. He reviews state-funded housing proposals for the Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) and consults with many communities and developers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Before pursuing a full-time architectural career, Cliff was known throughout the Early Music world as a maker of historically informed keyboard instruments. He has taught studios at the Graduate School of Design (Harvard), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), and the National Conservatory in San Sebastian, Spain. His housing designs, musical instruments, and architectural photographs have been published in magazines, journals, and city guides. He sits on boards of the Cambridge Society for Early Music and the Boston Clavichord Society.

Education
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Art and Design

Cliff’s recent projects of note
Ellis Memorial & Eldredge Center
CHOICE Center at North Village
Heritage & Lower Mills Renovation

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