Frank Shirley Architects offers clients decades of experience in high-end
residential architecture. Our work is continually featured in books,
magazines, newspapers, and on television.
We listen to our clients,
work with them collaboratively, and commit to excellence in the realization
of their desires. We know that beauty in architecture springs from an
imaginative spirit, dedication to craft, and attention to detail and
can only be realized through exceptional project management. Our approach
yields elegant designs, sound structures, and satisfied clients.
Frank Shirley Architects
received the Boston Home magazine 2011
Best of Boston Home® Award for restoration architect and the
2008 Best of Boston Home® Award
for historic renovation architect .
Educated at the University of Cincinnati (B.Arch. 1989), Frank started
his career as a designer at Moshe Safdie & Associates, working on
large-scale civic and institutional projects. As the project manager
at Design Associates Inc., Frank led the restoration of the Corbin-Norton
residence, which received the Boston Society of Architects’ award
for “Excellence in Architecture.” He was also the project
architect for homes featured on the PBS television series, This Old
House. In 2007 Frank won the Traditional Building Challenge –
a competition among architects nationwide to design a single family
home in the spirit of its Cape Cod setting. Frank is also a serious
architectural photographer. Thirteen of Frank’s photographs have
been chosen for calendars published by the American Institute of Architects.