ABOUT

Dennis J. Swart Architecture PC is a full service architectural firm focused on bringing innovative design strategies to all of our clients. With a diverse portfolio of projects, we are committed to creating designs tailored to meet the needs of each client.

Our services include all aspects of the design process, from conceptual design to construction observation. With over 25 years of experience, we understand the importance of working within a client’s budget, while designing high quality projects that fulfill our client’s goals. Our experience enables us to provide innovative, technically sound designs that work with our clients’ budgets, schedules and design objectives.

Loyalty to our client and consultant partnerships is paramount and tracks through all aspects of our business approach. Trust earned through continued interaction and consistent attention to detail provides the basis for successful projects and lasting relationships.

Dennis Swart, AIA, NCARB
President / Registered Architect

Growing up the son of a carpenter, Dennis Swart began working on construction sites at an early age. He soon learned the importance of using both quality construction techniques as well as quality building materials. He learned to look at how things go together from a builders’ perspective.

Dennis received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Boston Architectural College. As a registered architect with over 25 years experience, Dennis has a broad range of experience in commercial, institutional, hospitality, retail and residential design.

He is committed to provide his clients with thoughtful, creative designs along with responsive, personal service. He truly understands what it takes not only to design a project but also what it takes for the skilled craftsmen to build it.

Dennis is a licensed to practice architecture in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut. He is also certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Zachary Silvia, RA, NCARB
Project Architect

Zach’s attention to detail, management skills, and drive have earned him success early in his career.  He has a broad range of experience in the private and public practice of Architecture along with nearly a decade in customer service/retail.

Projects include residential, commercial, public safety, and educational facilities.  While studying Architecture, he spent time working for a contractor as a laborer to further understand the drawings being produced and how they would be interpreted in the field.

Zach is licensed to practice architecture in Massachusetts.  He is also certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Roger Williams University.

His role at Dennis J. Swart Architecture spans all phases of planning, design, and construction including project management, scheduling, preparing documents, and construction administration.  Zach’s skill in 3D modeling, drafting, and rendering allow client’s to visualize their project early in the design phase.  His attentive nature and dedication to a project’s success are appreciated by team members and clients.

Jessica Smith
Interior Designer
www.jsmith-designs.com

“Interior design was something I was born to do. As a child, I built Barbie dollhouses out of cardboard boxes, wallpaper, and flooring samples. I spent all my time rearranging the house and all of its furniture rather than playing with the dolls. By the time I was 15 I had re-designed every room in my parents’ house and started to renovate several of my friends’ bedrooms. I always organized friends’ closets, kitchens, etc. I love finding a design solution to help people better function in their own space. With every project, I try to push the limits and design with the end user in mind, but I always add a little of myself.”

Jessica loves designing hotels. “Each project has its own set of problems which need to be solved like a puzzle, and I love being able to come up with creative solutions.” She has designed over 16 new construction hotels and has worked on over 32 renovations. She started her career at NELSON doing commercial interiors. Then she jumped to Boston Trade International where she spent 2 years working on mid-market to full service hotel projects. She moved from a Designer I to a Senior Project Manager during her time there. In 2014, she was hired by Global Vision Hotels full time to be their In-house interior designer, specifically hired to develop and design the EnVision Hotel brand. The first EnVision opened in 2015 in South Saint Paul, MN and the second opened in Everett, MA in 2016.

Currently, she is working on restaurant in North Grafton, MA, a 55-unit mixed-use residential and commercial project in Salem, MA, a 104 room Best Western Plus in Laconia, NH, and a 107 room Four Points, by Sheraton in Eastham, MA. She received her Bachelors of Science in Interior Architecture at Mount Ida College School of Design and her Masters in Business Administration at Boston College.

After several years of experience working in hospitality design, Jessica started JS Designs in hopes of broadening her client base to include both full service hotel, commercial, and residential projects. She is also a Professor at Mount Ida School of Design, giving young inspiring designers her tips and tools of the trade.

Megan Kane 

“I’ve always loved buildings, especially older ones, and wanted to become an architect to help share the stories held within the walls of these establishments. There is so much to learn from architecture and the design process. I like to break the mold of cookie cutter designs and really create spaces designed specifically for their intended users.”

Her attention to detail and project management ability ensure the projects she is involved in are done completely and correctly. Coupled with a creative attitude and willingness to meet the client’s needs make her an asset on any project.

Megan is currently working towards her National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) licensure. She holds a Master of Architecture from Boston Architectural College and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Her past experience involves designing municipal buildings such as public safety complexes, schools and post offices.

Megan serves as an essential part of the project team working on all phases of a design project from project conception through construction administration.

Jarrid Chrissos, Assoc. AIA
Architectural Designer

“I’ve always had a strong passion for visualization and BIM. Helping design and build the spaces that clients dream of, and then presenting them with a platform that can aid them in picturing themselves in it. Good Architecture is about creating organic moments and feelings to me. Capturing those various moments and feelings in a design, and translating them to a final built product is my goal.”

Jarrid received his Bachelors of Science in Architectural Building Engineering Technology from the New England Institute of Technology, where he was awarded Best of Tech by his faculty and peers.

Jarrid has ten years of experience working in the construction field, and served as an intern in facilities management, and Architecture while pursuing his degree.

His skill in 3D modeling, drafting and rendering make him a key part of the project team, and allow him to aid in all phases of a design project.

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