Firm Bio


M I L L S  W H I T A K E R  A R C H I T E C T S ,  L L C  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.

Don Mills has been involved with community-based projects throughout his professional career. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado. Most of his projects are historic buildings involving assessments, master planning and phased renovations or replacement. He is well versed in working with committees, securing approvals from commissions and obtaining variances from state agencies when necessary for a successful project. He has extensive experience with the nuances of public construction and approval processes.

Craig Whitaker graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree where he was a student and teaching assistant under the renowned architect and professor, Astra Zarina. Through her encouragement, he spent time in Italy studying monumental and vernacular buildings, and then went on to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a Master of Architecture degree. While at MIT, Craig received design awards and recognitions of excellence. Craig and Don joined forces in 1997 to form Mills Whitaker Architects.

Principals

Don Mills
Donald W. Mills, RAPrincipal Architect
(617) 876-7611 x 2
donmills@millswhitaker.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1998 -               Co-Founder & Principal / MILLS WHITAKER ARCHITECTS, LLC
1993 - 1997      Founder & Principal / DON MILLS ARCHITECT / Boston MA
1990 - 1993      Volunteer Architect / UNITED MISSION TO NEPAL / Nepal
1982 - 1990      Associate Architect / GEORGE A. ROMAN & ASSOCIATES / Newton MA
1980 - 1981      Architectural Designer / SAVE HOME HEAT, INC. / Boulder CO
1978 - 1980      Wetlands Cartographer / INSTITUTE OF ARCTIC & ALPINE RESEARCH / Boulder CO
1974 - 1978      Property Management & Construction Experience / Aspen CO

EDUCATION
Master of Architecture / Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Cambridge MA / Jan 1984
Bachelor of Environmental Design / University of Colorado / Boulder CO / Dec 1980 / Magna Cum Laude
Teaching Assistant / MIT – Design With Microclimate / Professor Timothy E. Johnson
Academic Awards / University of Colorado / MLK, Jr. Housing Award & Monarch Tile Scholarship

REGISTRATION & MEMBERSHIP
Registered Architect / Commonwealth of Massachusetts / No. 7407
Registered Architect / State of Maine / No. ARC3384
Registered Architect / State of New Hampshire / No. 04190
NCARB Certificate / National College of Architectural Registration Boards / No. 62823
Member / National Trust for Historic Preservation / Historic New England
LEED Accredited Professional / Building Design & Construction / GBCI #0000013775

COMMUNITY SERVICE EXPERIENCE
Chair of Elder Board / Covenant Church, Arlington MA / 2016 - Present
Founder & Director / Healing Prayer Ministry / Covenant Church, Arlington MA / 2005 – Present
Resident Clergy / Commonwealth of Massachusetts / 2018 - Present
Volunteer Architect / United Mission to Nepal / Butwal NEPAL / 1990 - 1993
Resident Caretaker / Historic Wilson House / Cambridge MA / 1984 – 1987
Little League Coach / Arlington Little League / 2000 – 2003
Eagle Scout / Boy Scouts of America / Houston TX

RESIDENCY
Arlington MA Resident (1995-Present)

View Don's Resume

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS
Massachusetts Accessible Design and Historic Preservation Award – Park Street School, 2006 / Park Street Church, 2009 / Hancock Church, 2017 / Paul Revere, 2020

Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award – Park Street School, 2007 / Park Street Church, 2010 / Paul Revere Visitors Center, 2018

Massachusetts Associated General Contractors “Build New England” Award – Park Street School, 2007 / Park Street Church, 2009

Boston Preservation Alliance / Preservation Achievement Award – Park Street Church, 2010 / Paul Revere Education & Visitor Center, 2018

Maine Preservation Honor Award / Excellence in Preservation – Winslow Homer Studio / Portland Museum of Art, 2012

Craig Whitaker
Craig A. Whitaker, RAPrincipal Architect
(617) 876-7611 x 1
craigwhitaker@millswhitaker.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1998 -               Co-Founder & Principal / MILLS WHITAKER ARCHITECTS, LLC
1997 - 1998     Co-Founder & Principal / MILLS WHITAKER ARCHITECTS MA
1993 - 1997     Founder & Principal / WHITAKER ARCHITECTS / Cambridge MA
1990 - 1993     Principal / PREFIX, INC. - Construction Consulting / Boston MA
1983 - 1990     Owner / WHITAKER ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING, Inc / Cambridge MA
1983 - 1990     Owner / WHITAKER CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION / Cambridge MA

 
EDUCATION
Master of Architecture / Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Cambridge MA / May 1983
Teaching Assistant / Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Design Studio with Barry Zevin
Bachelor of Arts / University of Washington / Seattle WA / Aug 1979 / Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Academic Awards / Chamberlain Award for Excellence in Architectural Design
Academic Awards / Naramore Scholarship for Graduate Study at MIT
 
REGISTRATION & MEMBERSHIP
Registered Architect / Commonwealth of Massachusetts / No. 9392
Registered Architect / State of Maine / No. ARC2561
Registered Architect / State of New Hampshire / No. 3392
NCARB Certificate / National College of Architectural Registration Boards, No. 62823
Member / Maine Preservation – Portland Maine
Member / Greater Portland Landmarks
Member / Portland Museum of Art Committee of One Hundred
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE EXPERIENCE
Member / Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Association, 1990 - 2000
Design Instructor / Boston Architectural Center, 1996 - 1999
Furniture Design Instructor / Massachusetts College of Art, 1998
Thesis Advisor / Boston Architectural Center, 1999 - 2000
Trustee / Deertrees Cultural Theatre, 2000 - 2002
Trustee / Bridgton Community Center, 2002 - 2006

RESIDENCY
Cambridge MA (1979-Present)
Bridgton ME (2000-Present)

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS
City of Cambridge Preservation Award – 132 Antrim Street Carriage House / 1999

Maine Preservation Honor Award – First Parish Brunswick / 2006

Maine Preservation Honor Award – Winslow Homer Studio Restoration / 2012

Boston Preservation Alliance – Paul Revere Education & Visitor Center / 2018








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Massachusetts Office

Maine Office

Mills Whitaker Architects LLC
Bridgton, ME
Phone: 207-647-4545
Fax: 617-876-6420

Postal Address for Both Offices

PO Box 750089
Arlington, MA 02475
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