Led by Don Mills and Craig Whitaker, M I L L S W H I T A K E R A R C H I T E C T S specializes in the restoration, rehabilitation, and modification of historic structures and replacement buildings. We also have a significant practice in residential single-family house renovations and new designs. Our award-winning projects are located in southern and coastal Maine and in eastern Massachusetts.
Professional Custom Design and Preservation Expertise in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine Since 1982.Mills Whitaker Architects LLC specializes in historic preservation, religious property restoration, multi-use facility planning and residential design. Many of our projects are phased repairs, restorations and alterations to existing properties.
Many of our projects are phased repairs, restorations and alterations to existing properties. Our projects frequently begin with an assessment of a building’s historical development and an analysis of existing conditions. Once an understanding of the facility has been established, we develop prioritized budgets, design options and detailed plans for phased renovations. We are also involved in the new construction of institutional and residential facilities.
We are a small, hands-on firm with a staff of five professionals, three of whom are registered architects. Principal architects Donald W. Mills and Craig A. Whitaker began collaboration in 1982 while graduate students in architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1997, after years of diverse design and construction experience with frequent joint ventures, we formed Mills Whitaker Architects.
Members of our firm are currently licensed as architects in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire and one is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED-Accredited Professional. Our firm’s approach to projects includes the consistent, direct involvement of our principal architects in every aspect of our services. We encourage prospective clients to review our work and contact our references.
Isaac Harris Cary Memorial Building
The Cary Memorial Building is a 1927 public meeting hall that holds a prominent location in Lexington. The facility was built as “a fireproof building adapted to and suitable for the safe storing and care of revolutionary relics and treasures . and to contain a hall adapted to lectures and public meetings.”
Park Street Church Welcome Center
Following the 200th anniversary of the church in 2009, multiple preservation awards were received from the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Boston Society of Architects, Massachusetts Architectural Access Board, Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts and the Boston Preservation Alliance.
Winslow Homer Studio
The restoration removed modern alterations and restored the structure to the time of Homer’s life, recreating the dwelling and studio of one of America’s most remarkable painters. The completed project received Preservation Awards from the Victorian Society of America and from Maine Preservation. The museum offers guided tours through the restored Studio.