guzmãn|prüfer inc. is located west of Boston, in Sherborn, Massachusetts. We are a full service architecture firm offering highly responsive design solutions to a diverse client base throughout New England. We believe thoughtful design has the ability to positively impact the vitality of communities where we live, work and play.
Our firm employs a holistic and strategic approach to the design work: to earnestly try to understand the needs, concerns and values of everyone who has a stake in the outcome of the project. We use what we learn in that process to design buildings that reflect back, what is usually, a rich and distinctive complexity of ideas, people, places, functions, economics, technology and aesthetics. In this way, we are generalists, rather than specialists and hence — diversity exists in our work. guzmãn|prüfer, inc. welcomes the challenge of working within the entire spectrum of social, cultural and environmental and economic context of today’s ever-increasing global marketplace and economy. guzman|prüfer’s experience encompasses many building types and uses: single and multifamily housing, commercial and institutional projects in both the private and public sectors. The principals and staff have a current understanding of: technologies, regulations, standards, user needs, sustainable design practices, present issues and future trends.
The firm was founded in 1996 by architect José Antonio Guzmãn. Mr. Guzmãn built the good reputation of his firm by developing and incorporating community input, trust and support into his work. In 2004, Guzmãn Architects, Inc. became guzman|prüfer, inc. when Marc Prüfer joined as a partner. Guzmãn and Prüfer are adept at bringing together and managing large teams of designers and consultants. They are very well versed in establishing a design, permitting and construction process that leads to effective approvals and support for their client’s projects. guzmãn|prüfer, inc. is certified in Massachusetts as a MBE/DBE Business by the State Office of Minority & Women Business Assistance (“SOMWBA”).