Architerra is an architecture, community design, and development advisory firm dedicated to sustainable design and smart growth. Founded in 2004, by Ellen Watts and Dan Arons, the firm is committed to comprehensive design solutions for any project in the built environment. The firm’s environmentally sensitive work is distinguished by design creativity, interdisciplinary collaboration, and funded research. 100% of Architerra’s full-time professional staff is LEED accredited.


The steady growth of Architerra’s practice is the result of teaming with leading owners and top engineers and consultants throughout the Northeast. Architerra’s designs reflect a fresh approach to architectural form-making and technical detailing aimed at realizing clients’ highest aspirations for climate action and quality buildings.


Architerra’s principals, previously colleagues at some of the largest firms in the Boston area, have experience with 30 building types, significant campus and civic master plans, and construction budgets ranging from $5 million to more than $100 million.


Architerra provides full architectural services together with comprehensive in-house capabilities including programming, master planning, interior design, sustainable design, consultation, and LEED certification.