People are the focus of our work. Clients, user groups, creative collaborators, and the public all contribute to the outcome of our projects. Successful architecture is a reflection of these many voices and a result of their joining together to serve a larger community. The best architecture engages cultural context and is underpinned by a belief in true sustainability. It promotes communication and enhances well-being. These are the humanist concepts upon which our work is founded.
Established in 2003, we envisioned a unique architectural practice that would allow us to work alongside our clients as partners. As designers we become wholly invested in our clients’ vision and fully immersed in the particular issues it may raise. It follows that our firm’s architectural solutions are unique to each project – no two creative processes can, or should, be exactly alike. We understand the need to balance our ideals of place making, community building, and sustainable design with the realities of performance criteria, constructability, schedule, and budget. Striking the right balance for each project is the best way to serve our clients.
Fennick McCredie Architecture is a Massachusetts SDO certified WBE / DBE firm.
Deborah Fennick AIA, LEED AP
Deborah received a Masters in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, with a Letter of Commendation. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Lehigh University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Deborah is a registered architect and a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional.
Deborah is co founder and design principal of all work of the practice. Her focus is architecture of the contemporary public realm and civic infrastructure. Deborah’s built work includes a range of cultural, transportation, educational, and ‘non-building’ projects developed through a multidisciplinary collaboration of designers, artists, engineers, and scientists. Deborah’s work has received wide client and colleague recognition through over a dozen local and national awards for design excellence, and has been exhibited and published in the national press. While Principal Architect with TAMS Architecture, her designs for the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Terminal, and the Logan West Garage and Concourse received honor awards from the Boston Society of Architects, and the American Institute of Architects NE, respectively, and Ventilation Building No. 7 received the prestigious Harleston Parker Medal, given annually to “the most beautiful building in Boston.”
In addition to her design practice, Deborah has recently been appointed to the City of Somerville’s Design Review Committee. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Cambridge Montessori School. Deborah has taught landscape and architectural design studios at the Rhode Island School of Design, Boston Architectural Center, and the summer program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She served on the Board of Directors of the Boston Society of Architects as a Commissioner and as Secretary of the Board, and participates on awards juries and artist selection panels.
Jonathan McCredie AIA
As co-founder and managing principal of Fennick McCredie Architecture, Jonathan McCredie provides leadership on all of the firm’s projects. Jonathan inspires trust and loyalty from our clients with his dedication to their needs and ultimate vision for their projects. Jonathan leads a collaborative design process resulting in a successful building project for each client and the community it serves.
With a diverse portfolio of aviation, academic, residential and cultural projects, his work is typified by sensitive design solutions developed through the guiding of diverse stakeholder groups toward a common vision. Project clients face complex challenges requiring leadership, inspiration, and a deep understanding of constituency support. Jonathan’s guiding principle is to encourage greater involvement of clients, constituents and advocates, to the benefit of both the quality of the architecture itself and its ultimate role within the community.
Jonathan is a registered architect and received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University. He volunteers as a member of the Massachusetts Air & Space Museum Leadership Planning Committee.