Sam Kachmar Architects (SKA) is a Cambridge-based architecture firm committed to excellence in custom-designed residential buildings. We combine our passion for design with a background in construction management, a rare combination that leads to a distinctive design process and end product that are aesthetically and intellectually rigorous, as well as financially informed. Our values are rooted in New England pragmatism: efficiency, logic, beauty, honest expression of materials, and clean lines and forms that allow the architecture itself—the space, light, materials, spatial relationships—and inhabitants to thrive. We employ the latest technology and innovation, allowing our clients a virtual walk through their spaces before committing to a design. The result is an architecture that is current but timeless, functional yet warm, and universally rational while also being uniquely reflective of the values and characters of our clients.
SKA’s broad portfolio is comprised of new construction and major modern renovations, including work on important structures by notable architects, such as Paul Rudolph. Our work has been published in Boston Magazine, Boston Voyager, Design New England, South Shore Living, and House Beautiful.
We are a locally rooted firm with an office in Huron Village, and we celebrate each opportunity to engage with our community. We have worked with homeowners throughout Huron Village, Avon Hill, Harvard Square, the Crown Marsh District, Coolidge Hill, Belmont Hill, and Strawberry Hill, and our reach has extended to Duxbury, Weston, Dover, Boxford, Squam Lake, NH, and Aspen, CO.
The SKA logo is derived from Sam’s first design project after graduating from Syracuse in 2002. Sam designed and built a pool house that was based on a traditional gable that was pulled apart and offset to create the house.
At SKA, we feel it is important to look back and remember the projects and work that brought us to where we are today. The design of that pool house on the Northshore started Sam’s journey to found SKA and led him to his current studio in Huron Village. We see design as an ever-evolving process. We are constantly making efforts to improve and serve our clients better, keeping up with the latest trends and technologies but never losing sight of our roots and the fundamentals of timeless design.