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Tektoniks Architects

Active License
7 Years in Business

About the architect

We design beautiful places for people to live, work + play.

Tektoniks Architects offers the full range of services for architectural, interior design, and master planning projects. The firm specializes in custom residential projects: new homes, additions, and renovations - along with commercial, mixed-use, institutional, and civic projects.

Tektoniks Architects operates out of Salem, MA and holds an Architect license according to the Massachusetts contractors license board.

Tektoniks Architects has a BuildZoom score of 118 and is rated in the top 5% of 139,240 contractors in Massachusetts.


Contact Info

190 Bridge Street, Suite 1308, Salem, MA 01970
(617) 816-3555

Where they work

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Reviews of Tektoniks Architects

June 7, 2012

Review by Michelle D.

Project: Addition to Existing Structure - Build

Comments: We started the job and then had some issues with zoning. So the job took longer then expected but he helped us out with that and he was wonderful. He took our house and added an addition to it. Our house is over a 100 years old and the addition looks like it was ...

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Major renovations - given the expense and sacrifice - imply a commitment to a particular home/site. If it becomes clear that the property is where the homeowner intends to commit a reasonable number of years, major renovations make sense. Homeowners should be able to enjoy their home environment... Read full answer

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Key License Information

  • Status: Active
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Date Issued: 1990-03-16

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Tektoniks Architects currently holds license 8203 ((ARCHITECT)), which was Active when we last checked.

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