Blackstone Block Architects, Inc. was established in 1982 as an architecture
and planning firm with special skills in the restoration and adaptive re-use of
historic structures. The firm specialized in developing designs to give new life
to old and often elegant buildings which had outlived their original function.
Blackstone Block Architects has planned and completed the renovation of a
variety of these projects to create multi-family housing, commercial and retail
space, offices and educational and public safety facilities.
Historic preservation originally formed the core of the firm's practice, but the
firm's expertise recycling 19th century landmarks for contemporary uses led
logically to the design of new buildings for our clients, who include colleges
and universities, government agencies, non-profit institutions, private
developers and other clients nationwide. The firm's work has ranged in scale
from small retail and office interiors to a 220,000 sq. ft. mixed-use
development incorporating offices, a shopping center, restaurant, and
Blackstone Block Architects has also become a leader in the planning and
design of facilities for people with disabilities. An access auditing and planning
process developed by the firm has enabled the City of Boston as well as
several colleges and universities to prepare comprehensive plans for access
improvements to hundreds of buildings.
The firm's President Barry Buchinski maintains an emphasis on realistic
budgeting, efficient planning, thoughtful contextual design, precise detailing,
and close liaison with clients as hallmarks of the firm's work. Blackstone Block
Architects welcomes the opportunity to solve new and challenging design problems for diverse clients.