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The experience of entering the town of Falmouth, either from the north via Route 28, or after crossing Vineyard Sound on a ferry, is fresh and new thanks to the impressive new home of Hutker Architects. “It’s the gateway to Falmouth, regardless of which way you approach,” says Mark Hutker, FAIA, the company’s founder and principal. “I like to think this building provides a ‘handshake’ for the town.”
After more than a decade in an impressive building overlooking Falmouth Harbor, the growing business needed a new space. Associate Tom McNeill was enlisted as project manager, a big responsibility for the young architect who is in his seventh year at the firm. “We experienced client empathy, [since] we were both client and designer,” McNeill says. “One of the invaluable assets of our firm is that we have committed, passionate professionals who are very good at what they do. And everyone has their own perspective and their own way of working. Balancing and acknowledging those strong opinions to create a space that worked for all was probably the biggest challenge.” A challenge that clearly became a success, since the new Falmouth office for Hutker Architects has earned several awards, including two presented at the 2016 Building and Remodeling Industry of Cape Cod (BRICC) Awards in the categories of Best Commercial Project, and a Shooting Star BRICC award for McNeill.