Welcome Michael McCloskey Design Group is dedicated to providing the finest custom, luxury residential design and services anywhere. Our philosophy is not to design buildings as objects, but to design appropriate architectural settings for the activities in and around the home. Based in Marblehead, MA, Michael McCloskey Design Group is a residential design firm that uses 3D modeling software to allow you to experience your new home or renovation project before construction.. We work throughout the north shore area, including Marblehead, Nahant, Boston, and Cape Code. As well as throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and beyond. Whether you are looking to remodel your home, kitchen, bath, build a new house or vacation home, change the style of you house toward a more Traditional design or Contemporary design, we have diverse experience from site planning to custom kitchen design. Other Services We Offer include Architecture and Interior Design, Project Management, Contractor Referrals, Site Analysis and Site Planning, Land Surveys and Feasibility Studies, Cost Estimating and Value Engineering, Structural Engineering, Permit Processing , Landscape Design and Planning and Home Inspections. Our Process Drawings versus Models Most people canít read architectural drawings. They are not trained to. We are aware of this and have changed our design process so that you donít have to look at drawings and interpret what your home, garden, bedroom, or kitchen might look like. We wonít show you line drawings. Weíll show you a fully detailed computerized model of your home and let you walk around inside. All our projects are modeled using sophisticated, computerized design software that eliminates the guess work of wondering what itís really going to look like. Click the button below and see for yourself the dramatic difference between looking at models versus drawings of your home. About Us Michael McCloskey President After graduating with Architectural Degrees from Wentworth Institute of Technology, The Boston Architectural Center and Harvard University, Michael moved to San Francisco to work as a senior urban designer at Bechtel. In 1985 he began working as a design consultant to architecture, construction and development firms where he became involved in a wide variety of projects including hotels, casinos, restaurants, shopping malls, housing developments and resorts internationally. In 1993 Michael relocated his business to Marblehead and founded his custom residential design firm, Michael McCloskey Design Group. Since 1993 MDG has completed over 300 buildings with a construction value of $80,000,000. Michael has been a thought leader in business development and management for small design firms at Build Boston for over 3 years and has lectured on leadership and managing change at Harvard University. In 2003 Michael received a certificate of graduation from the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate at Harvard University. He is an instructor at the GSD and is a member of the Executive Education Advisory Board. Rachel Harris, Associate AIA Intern Architect A Massachusetts native, Rachel graduated cum laude with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Boston University in 2000. After a few years working as a software engineer, she made a career switch to architecture. She attended The Boston Architectural College while working in residential architecture on the seacoast. In 2008, she graduated with her Masters of Architecture, after receiving the Steffian-Bradley merit scholarship and being nominated for thesis commends. Rachel is currently working toward her professional registration. In her personal time Rachel is renovating a Victorian era house and enjoys playing the guitar. 781-631-3233 86 Pleasant St, Marblehead, MA Residential architect, residential design, design, Architect, Architecture, Interior Design, Interiors, Home renovation, kitchens, bathrooms, remodeling, additions, New England, South Shore, planning, landscape design, new house design, construction, building, house, home, lofts, apartment, vacation home, architectural design, Condominium. New Work http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/New-Work/ Porch Before and After http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/Porch-Before-Design New England Ocean Front http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/New-England-Ocean-Front/ Lake Front http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/Lake-Front-Architect Traditional Lake house Design http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/Traditional-Lake-House-Design/ Traditional First Floor Master http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/Traditional-First-Floor-Master/ Cape Remodel http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/Cape-Remodel Modern Architecture http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/Modern Traditional North Shore Architecture http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/Traditional-North-Shore Transitional Architect http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/Transitional-Architect/ Massachusetts Interiors http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/Interiors-Massachusetts Yacht Club Architect http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/Yacht-Club/ Modern Renovation http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/Modern-Renovation Timber Framehttp://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/Timber-Frame/ Hand Drawings http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/Hand-Drawings/ Architectural Publications http://michaelmccloskey.smugmug.com/Architecture/Publications