Brett Donham, Principal, AIA
Brett Donham founded the firm in 1967. He received a graduate degree in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and he holds an A.B. cum laude from Harvard College. He is a registered architect in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island, and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
Brett's breadth of experience reflects that of the firm. He is as passionate about religious architecture as he is about civic buildings. He has designed housing for the elderly, research facilities, and he has planned large commercial and retail developments. Of all this work, though, Brett is most widely recognized for his expertise in the design of public safety buildings. Having completed more than 45 police and fire facilities in his career, Brett is regarded as one of the region's foremost experts in their planning and design.
Brett is a former Board Member of the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center and the Boston Society of Architects. He is active in a number of community organizations, including the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association of Metropolitan Boston, the Cambridge Hospice Task Force, the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts where he is a member of the Standing Committee and three other committees. He is also a Trustee of the Episcopal Divinity School.
Brett's projects have been published in many periodicals, including Architecture, Progressive Architecture, House and Garden, House & Home, DownEast, and New England Architect. He has written articles on design for Harvard Magazine, The Boston Globe, and Police Chief Magazine.
He and his wife live in Cambridge, and they have recently restored an 18th century farmhouse in Maine where they spend as much time as possible.