Montgomery Ark is a little firm with big ideals.
We strive to design graceful solutions to complex project challenges. For us, building is a captivating puzzle.
How we work
We listen carefully — to the clients’ wants, needs, tastes, ethics and budget constraints as well as to our natural environment. We then apply guidance and experience toward an elegant resolution, best achieved through our collaborative approach. We take pride in building teams in support of our projects. Our job sites tend to be scenes of laughter, friendships and partnership, all of which create improved structures. Montgomery Ark was launched in late 2007.
Owner and Principal, Martha W. Montgomery is regarded for her intuition combined with Yankee ingenuity and a passion for detail. She has been working in the field since 1984, and is licensed in the state of Massachusetts with adjacent states’ reciprocity available as needed. She graduated from Smith College with a BA in Studio Art and later earned her Masters in Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 2009, Martha became an Accredited Professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP).
Martha has a deep interest in humanist and socially responsible projects. She has a strong commitment to design which is sustainable aesthetically, socially, and environmentally. Her work has been featured in books and national periodicals.
Montgomery Ark offers a full range of architectural services, from concept sketches to construction supervision. A typical project might run as follows:
- project programming
- initial concept sketches
- budget guidance
- design development
- design and presentation drawings
- physical and/or virtual models
- energy audits
- contract documents
- construction supervision
Montgomery Ark projects include many private residences, both humble and grand, commercial establishments including restaurants, institutions — both educational and health related.
Photographs are available in a private setting and here, with permission, as this web presence grows.
Leadership & Volunteer Work
- Executive Board, Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
- Executive Board, Western Mass AIA
- Volunteer design and construction, Habitat for Humanity
- Facilitation and Organization, AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Teams
- Educational Programs in New England public schools, Learning by Design
- Mentoring, high school students
- Architectural Juries, Architecture for Humanity, New York State, New Hampshire, Vermont