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jan gleysteen architects


jan gleysteen architects firm


Serving the Boston area, Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. is a full service architectural firm founded on the philosophy of design excellence, sound management, technical knowledge, and a close and responsive collaboration with our clients. We pride ourselves on professional service along with creative attention to details and costs throughout the design and building process.

Our architectural projects are based on both proven and innovative design ideas. They are combined to provide classic elegance with an up to date aesthetic sensibility and a functional modern lifestyle. The final design is expressed through proportion, balance and scale with carefully selected materials and crafted architectural details. To respect our clients’ budgets we work closely with reputable contractors to evaluate costs during the design and construction of a project. In addition to architectural design we provide contract negotiation, contractor selection, and construction management services.

Their work has garnered several awards including the prestigious Bulfinch Award for “Best Suburban Residence” in 2011. The firm was honored to have their Gambrel Residence named “2012 Traditional Home of the Year” by The Boston Globe Magazine. The firm has received several national design awards as well as being rewarded for its sustainable efforts in 2009 with the LEED for Homes Gold certification from the USGBC.

With many years of experience in the design and construction of custom homes, additions, kitchens and interiors projects, Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. is committed to an architecture that is both elegant in design and responsive to our clients needs.


jan gleysteen


Jan Gleysteen is an architect with over thirty years of professional experience in the design of fine residential and commercial architecture. His projects to date include custom residential work, office buildings, corporate facilities, renovations, additions, interiors, and landscape design. He founded Jan Gleysteen Architect in New York City in 1989, and moved his practice to the Boston area in 1991. Previously Mr. Gleysteen was a project manager at the critically acclaimed firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, where for seven years he was responsible for several award winning large scale commercial and corporate office projects nationwide.

Mr. Gleysteen received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in 1976 and the Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University in 1980, where he was a recipient of the Ware Traveling Fellowship.

Mr. Gleysteen is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects. He was registered as an architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1991, the State of New York in 1983, and has National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) certification. He currently serves on the Board for the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.


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