Jay C. Walter AIA
Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania. 1981
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute, College of Art. 1979
Dean’s List, Summa Cum Laude.
NEA Design Fellowship: Awarded to study surface structures.1980
Member- American Institute of Architects.
Member- Boston Society of Architects.
Member- NASE Northeast Assoc. for Sustainable Energy.
Board Member, Town of Hanson Zoning Board of Appeals 1988-1995.
Zoning Bylaws Committee, Hanson.1993- 1996
Regional Design Committee, BSA,1991-95.
Pre K-8 Facilities Subcommittee- Whitman Hanson Regional School Com, 1995.
Hanson Town Hall Building Committee- chairman 1997-1998
Founder- Sustainable Waste Management Collaborative. 2008-2012
Vice President-Newton Historic Society/ Jackson Homestead, 2005- 2015
Advisory Board Green Decade Newton 2014-present.
Director Newton Eco-Project. 2009-2012.
Friends of Farlow Park Board member- Historic park restoration project 2005- present
Member- Newton Upper Falls Historic Commission. 2008- present
Newton Solar Coach- Solarize Mass program 2013
Community Outreach Director- Solar Smart Newton 2014
Community Outreach Director-Newton Solar Challenge 2015
Newton Zoning Reform Advisory Group 2014
E Engine 6- community housing advocates 2015- present
Trustee- Jackson Homestead /Newton History Museum 2016- present
Historic Newton- Annual historic house tour: committee chairman 2008-2018
Mayor Elect Fuller Transition team- Sustainability Committee 12/17
Green Newton- Building Sustainability Committee 2019.
OWNER-Entasis Architects PC: 1994-2019
Huang Residence: Chestnut Hill, Ma. 2019
Second story addition to a one story residence and whole house remodeling.
Blanco Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 2019 collaboration with owner/architect
Two story living room/ master suite addition; whole house remodeling.
Ghobbah Residence: Brookline 2019
Second story addition to a one story residence and whole house remodeling.
Kaufman/Howard Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 2019
Kitchen/mudroom/bathroom remodeling in historic 1830s structure.
Elliot /Thompson: Newton Corner 2018
Rear deck off the second story.
Welbourne Residence: Milton 2018
Attic build-out w/ new dormers after tree fall destroyed roof.
Renning Residence: Newton Corner 2018
Attic remodeling for an accessory apartment.
Farlow Park: Newton Corner 2018
Pedestrian bridge design for historic park restoration
Stover Residence: Thomasville, Ma. 2018
Basement build-out w/ new mudroom entry.
Mullarkay Residence: Newton Corner, 2018
Bathroom remodeling in historic 1880s structure.
Ward Street Residence: Newton Centre 2018
Rear family room/ mudroom addition, kitchen remodeling; detached garage.
Rosenberg Residence: Newton Centre, Ma. 2017
First floor remodeling for handicap accessibility
Gibson Residence: Quincey, Ma. 2017
Total interior remodeling of condo at Marina Bay
Bentaincourt Residence: Newton Highlands, Ma. 2017
Master bathroom/laundry/office interior remodeling.
Manet Road Residence: Chestnut Hill Ma. 2017
Total gut/ rehab buildout basement and attic for condo conversion.
Stern Residence: West Newton, Ma. 2017
Addition w/ family rm and master bedroom suite; remodeled kitchen; exterior rehab.
Rahilly Residence: West Newton, Ma. 2017
Rear addition to historic home; relocate interior stair, remodel kitchen, M bedroom.
Parker St. Residence: Newton Centre, Ma. 2017
Total rehabilitation and garage/family rm. addition to historic home.
Meyer Residence: West Newton, Ma. 2017
Rear addition for kitchen expansion and aging in place upgrades.
Irvington Residence: Waban, Ma. 2016
Total rehabilitation and garage/mudroom addition to historic home.
Werb/Katz Residence: Newton Upper Falls, Ma. 2016 collaboration with owner/architect
Restoration/rehab. of early 20th C mill worker’s house.
Prokop Residence: Auburndale, Ma. 201
Backdoor vestibule, porch demolition & façade restoration, rear yard hardscape
Gluck Residence: Harrison, Maine. 2016
Kitchen/living room remodel in a lakeside vacation home.
Schmidt Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 2015
Attic apartment remodeling w/ kitchenette.
Chiou Residence: Weston, Ma. 2015
Whole house remodeling including kitchen.
Bigger Residence: Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 2015
Contemporary roof canopy on historic home, yard hardscape.
Niederkorn Residence: Needham, Ma. 2015
Kitchen/ mudroom/ bedroom suite addition.
Rothwell Residence: Newtonville, Ma. 2015
Kitchen addition and remodeling.
Linsky Residence: Newtonville, Ma. 2015
Condo conversion of two family residence.
Boylan Residence: North End, Boston Ma. 2015
Kitchen/ living room remodel in penthouse apartment.
Powderly Residence: West Newton, Ma. 2015
Attic master bedroom suite build-out w/ new dormer on historic home.
Judge Residence: Belmont, Ma. 2015
Vestibule within wrap-around porch, interior remodeling.
Ballis Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 2014
Restoration of 1880s home exterior; interior gut/rehab. into 4-unit condo.
winner of a 2015 Newton Preservation Award
Judge Residence: Belmont, Ma. 20014
Vestibule within historic wrap-around porch, interior remodeling
Swager Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 20014
Historic exterior restoration of an 1880 Victorian house.
Bentaincourt Residence: Newton Highlands, Ma. 20014
Rear kitchen and family room addition w/ major interior remodeling.
McKay Residence: Newtonville, Ma. 20014
New garage adjacent to 1890 Victorian home.
Mallarkey Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 20014
Kitchen & several bathrooms remodeling.
Segal Residence: Needham, Ma. 20014
Whole house remodeling of Craftsman styled home.
Dittman Residence: West Roxbury, Ma. 20014
Rear family room addition
Waldman Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 20013
Replace garage structure w/ an artist studio.
Gluck Residence: Harrison, Maine. 20013
Dormer addition to create a bunk room for a vaction house.
Powdermaker Residence: Waban, Ma. 20013
Total house gut/rehab. with large addition.
Ecker Residence: Newtonville, Ma. 20012
Master bedroom/bathroom remodeling.
Tezler Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 2012
Kitchen remodel w/ new sit-in bay and mudroom addition.
Frorer Residence: Newton Center, Ma. 20012
Kitchen remodeling and new deck.
O’Hara Residence: Waltham, Ma. 20012
Kitchen/dining rm, mudroom remodeling
Swager Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 20012
Entry hall stairway restoration and powder room remodeling.
Winner of 2014 Newton Preservation Award
Auerbach Residence: West Newton, Ma. 20012
New two car garage w/ living space above to match historic 1885 mansard style home.
Murry Residence: Squantum, Ma. 20012
Attic build-out into master bedroom suite.
Browne Residence: Newton Centre, Ma. 20011
Two story rear addition w/ family rm, kitchen and M. bedroom suite above.
Bernstein Residence: Newton Centre, Ma. 20011
Total interior demo./rehab. of 18860 mansard style home.
McNerney Residence: Cambridge, Ma. 20011
Attic remodeling; Master bath build-out; eyebrow dormer.
Blanco Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 20011
Attic build-out for bedroom & bath.
Schmill Residence: Needham, Ma. 20011
Kitchen, mudroom remodeling w/ new screen porch
Sadowsky Residence: Newton Centre, Ma. 20011
2 car carport with multi-level deck above.
Gage Residence: Newton Centre, Ma. 20010
Kitchen, family rm. & mudroom addition with attached garage
winner of a 2010 Newton Preservation Award
Meyer Residence: Thompsonville, Ma. 20010
Second story over garage for violin makers studio.
McLeod Residence: Newton, Ma. 20010
Eat-in bay addition to kitchen; mudroom.
O’hara Residence: Waltham, Ma. 2007
Remodeling Guest room over garage..
Smart Residence: Ashland, Ma. 20009
Office suite build-out over a two car garage.
Dimond Residence: West Newton, Ma. 2009
Master bedroom suite remodeling
Gillman Residence: Newtonville, Ma. 2009
Second floor addition & master bedroom suite.
Gluck Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 2008
New entry canopy on existing home.
Talcott/Meigs Studio Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 2008
New 1800 sf studio cottage;
recipient of a LEED (Leader. in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver certification
Kelly Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 2008
Master bathroom built from unfinished attic space.
Lewis Ruben Residence: Newton Highlands, Ma. 2007
Restoration of entry portico of 1880s period home.
winner of a 2008 Newton Preservation Award
Ecker Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 2007
Kitchen & basement remodeling in Bungalow style home.
Renning/Havens Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 2007
Dressing room, Master bathroom second floor addition.
Swager Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 2007
Dressing room, Master bathroom & Laundry remodeling.
Broomberg Residence: Concord, Ma. 2007
Kitchen & family room, mudroom remodeling.
Cantor Residence: West Newton, Ma. 2006
Kitchen/dining room addition.
Perse Residence: Newton, Ma. 2006
New free standing detached garage.
Gagne Residence: Georgetown, Ma. 2006
Mudroom addition & entry canopy.
Shaughnessey Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 2006
Basement build-out for in home office with separate exterior entrance.
Shambroom/McCluskey Residence: Royalston, Ma. 2006
Total gut rehab. of second home in western Mass. for artist owner.
Golus/Varhas Residence: Newton Corner, Ma. 2005
Kitchen/ mudroom addition & major remodeling.
Whitehouse Residence: Newton, Ma. 2005
Build-out the attic into an office, bath & guest room.
McKay Residence: Newtonville, Ma. 2005
Third floor interior remodeling for bedrooms & common room.
Wiener Residence: Canton, Ma. 2005
Kitchen remodeling & family room addition.
Kenslea Residence: Newton, Ma. 2004
Kitchen/ Laundry/Mudroom remodeling
DiNateli Residence: Pembroke, Ma. 2004
Two story addition w/ family room & master bedroom suite.
North Star Trading Post & Cafe: Naples, Me. 2004
Restoration of historic 7500 sf post & beam commercial structure.
Bigger Residence: Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 2003
Pool and associated site improvements
Green Residence: Darian, Ct. 2003
Mudroom & new entry.
Light/ Howatt Residence: Natick, Ma. 2003
Two story addition w/ family room/garage & office/ master bedroom suite.
Grohs Residence: Jamaca Plain, Ma. 2003
Addition with family room and stairs; mudroom/ kitchen remodeling.
Harrision Residence: Warwick, R.I. 2002
Master bedroom, sunroom and office addition with roof deck
Bigger Residence: Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 2001
Restoration of historic exterior; Kitchen/breakfast rm. & bathroom remodeling.
Bergh Residence: Lexington, Ma. 2001
Kitchen, family rm. & second story bedroom addition.
Peterson Residence: Wellesley, Ma. 2001
500 sf new poolhouse.
Elliot Residence: Newton, Ma. 2001
Attic remodeling into master bedroom suite.
Kamin Residence: Canton, Ma. 2000
Kitchen, mudroom, breakfast rm. & laundry remodeling.
Fulton Residence: Wilton, Ct. 2000
Mud room, stair addition to residence
Nickerson/Dyst Residence: Harvard, Ma. 2000
Mud room, stair, studio & office addition and major remodeling to residence.
Nahill Residence: Arlington, Ma. 2000
Two story addition for family rm. & master bedroom.
Metropolitan Baptist Church: Dorchester, Ma. 1999
Remodeling and sanctuary addition.
Osburne/Rothstein Residence 1999
480 SF music room & study addition to residence
Sieber/Gregory Residence: Newton, Ma. 1999
Renovation and dormer addition to residence.
Bridgewater State College Children's Center: Bridgewater, Ma.1998
1500 SF tension fabric structure for shade over a playground
Bigger Residence: Shelter Island, N.Y. 1998
2500 SF Residential total reconstruction.
Atlantic Development: Hingham, Ma. 1998
2300 SF Office Interior
Phillips Associates: Hingham, Ma. 1998
1800 SF Office Interior
Phillips Residence: Norwell, Ma. 1998
Renovations to Residence
Druxes Residence: Old Stonington, Vt.. 1997
350 SF Residential addition.
First Baptist Church : Hanson, Ma. 1997
1200 SF office & classroom addition.
Cataumet United Methodist Parish:, Cataumet, Ma. 1996
Narthex & balcony addition to historic Cape Cod Church.
Connolly Residence: Whitman, Ma. 1996
350 SF Residential addition.
Hitching Post Restaurant: Hanson, Ma. 1996
3000 SF commercial kitchen addition & remodeling- Phase III
Glascott Residence: Weston, Ct. 1996
Major renovation and additions to residence.
St. John’s Baptist Church: Woburn, Ma. 1995
Handicap lift & associated remodeling for access.
Roadway Safety Service Inc.: Ronkonkoma, New York. 1994
2300 SF Office Interior.
Nichol Residence: Wilton, Ct. 1994
4300 SF Residence.
ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT- Donham & Sweeney Architects Inc.
Boston, Ma.; 1987-1994
ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT- Buttrick, White & Burtis Architects,
New York City; 1984-1987
STAFF ARCHITECT- Ellerbe Architects,
New York City, 1984
STAFF ARCHITECT- Gruzen Partnership Architects & Planners,
New York City, 1981-1984
-Decks: Baltimore & Philadelphia.
A series of eighteen decks for a variety of inner city rowhouse sites.
-Renovations: Baltimore & Philadelphia.
Design & construction of numerous rowhouse renovations.
-Construction Superintendent: Baltimore, Md. 1976
Employed by an owner/architect for a rowhouse renovation.
-Exterior Trim Sub-contractor: Denver, Colorado. 1973-1976
Installed siding, fascia, soffit, doors & windows in large housing developments.
-American Home Style: January 1993
“Dressed for the Season” article featuring the Forte residence kitchen
-Family Circle : March 1995
“The Kitchen You’ve Always Wanted” article featuring the Forte res. kitchen
-Great Garages, Sheds and Outdoor Buildings: September 1996
Garage design featured on the cover of Home Planners, Inc. book of designs.
-Newton Magazine: January 2009
"What is Waste?" article featuring the Sustainable Waste Management
Collaborative role in reducing the waste stream from construction sites.
-Newton Tab: April 22, 2009
"Another 'green' Newton home wins the silver". Article featuring the
Talcott/Meigs studio LEED certification.
-Fine Homebuilding: annual house issue May 2009
'Dump the Dumpster' article about waste management on construction sites.
- Green Building Pro/ Green Building Journal: January 2010
"New Resources for Sustainable Waste Management in Residential Construction."
-NESEA's Northeast Sun: spring 2010 (Northeast Sustainable Energy Assoc quarterly)
"Sustainable Waste Management on Residential Construction Sites"
-Boston Globe Magazine: Letter to the editor: August 2010
"Home Demolition Fever is Back"
-Interior Graphic Standard: Second Edition 2010, John Wiley & Sons; contributor
"Existing Building Interiors: Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste".
-Newton Preservations Awards: November 2008
Restoration of the entry canopy at 11 Chester Street, Newton Highlands.
-Green Business Award: May 2009
Newton/Needham Chamber of Commerce for the Sustainable Waste Management Collaborative.
-Newton Preservations Awards: November 2010
Restoration and additions to 808 Commonwealth Ave, Newton Centre
-Newton Preservations Awards: November 2014
Restoration of interior stair and stair hall
-Newton Preservation Awards: November 2015
Restoration of 1880s home exterior.