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Architectural Resume

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



   Design/Build, 1976-1981

            -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.

   Carpentry, 1973-1976

            -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.     




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