dEmios Architects specializes in transforming the older homes so prevalent in Massachusetts, bringing them to the next level without sacrificing their character- or completely changing their character, whichever is more appropriate.

We encourage people to incorporate environmentally friendly building practices, materials and design principles into their projects.  Our upcoming guide, Renovating in Climate Crisis, is going to be available for download soon.

If you would like to be sent the guide when it is available, please send an email to

Check out our podcast and tell all of your friends!  Our goal is to have 20,000 downloads in 2020.

Are you planning a home renovation and worried that you don’t know what you are doing?  Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven is an educational and entertaining podcast that will ease your fears. Join architect Katharine MacPhail as she interviews contractors, vendors, other architects and homeowners and gathers tips and cautionary tales about home renovations.  Learn about materials, what to expect, what to avoid and how to make the most of the money that you will spend on your renovation. 

New episodes released every other Wednesday.

Available wherever you download podcasts.

Renovation Design Studio at Arlington Community Education, 6 weeks, starts January 28

Did you want to be an architect growing up? Now is your chance to design that project you’ve been dreaming about. Architect Katharine MacPhail will guide you through the design process. In-class work and homework assignments will help you produce a project plan to present and discuss with the class. After completing the course, you will have drawings and written descriptions of your project, including material selections, that can be used to start meaningful conversations with potential contractors. Depending on the nature and size of the project, further development of the drawings may be necessary to use for construction.
Please note: one project per individual or pair.

We will need 5 projects for this class to run, 8 projects maximum- if you’re interested, sign up soon

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