Since our founding in 2004, our focus has been to provide excellence in design, service and building technology expertise.

The relationships with our clients and industry partners are of utmost importance to us. Loyalty to our project partners 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, Rhode Island, Maine and Connecticut. He is also certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Zachary Silvia, RA, NCARB
Associate –
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

“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.

After several years of experience working in hospitality design, Jessica started Studio 59 East 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
Job Captain

“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.

Christina Cadigan

“My grandfather was an engineer who was involved with a lot of projects that gave back to the community. This inspired me to want to pursue a career in architecture to create spaces that truly benefit the end user.”

Christina’s creative design approach and attention to detail make her an important asset on any project. Her past project experience includes K-12 schools, public safety complexes, and other municipal projects as well as experience in the construction management field.

She is currently pursuing her National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) licensure. She holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Roger Williams University.

Christina serves as a key team member throughout all phases of a project. Her skills in 3D modeling, drafting, rendering and experience in construction administration make her an essential part of the project team.

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