ERT Architects takes pride in our effectively harmonized approach to architecture, interior design, and construction services. Our philosophy, ‘Inspired Design that Transcends Place and Time’, is rooted in the belief that what we build today will not only endure but also appeal to generations to come. The homes we design and build become heirlooms. We focus on not only building custom homes that stand the test of time but also building lasting relationships with our clients.
At ERT Architects, we believe your home should reflect your personality, compliment your lifestyle, and provide you with comfort and functionality. We take the time to get to know you on a personal level so that we better understand your needs and how you live. Building or remodeling a home is not just about beauty and aesthetics, it’s about creating a space for you and your loved ones to enjoy life, the way you want to live it. We take an active approach to learn your habits, daily routines, family dynamics, likes/dislikes, interests, and much more. Why? It’s simple. The better we understand you and your family’s needs, the more perfect a home we can create for you. We believe your home should be an extension of YOU.
OUR PRINCIPLES are guided by these core beliefs and practices:
Honor the tradition and contextual fabric of the area.
With over 20 years of experience, we are coastal living experts. Whether establishing a home to enjoy after retirement, relocating for family or work, or building a seaside vacation retreat, ERTA understands that the decision to build or renovate a home on the Cape is an important one. Our experience and knowledge with Cape Cod and New England designs sets us apart from our peers in the industry. We understand how to honor traditional Cape and Colonial style homes while marrying elements of these styles with innovative ideas and custom designs to suit your needs. We bring beautiful visions to life while preserving the integrity of the natural surroundings famous in this area, including world-renowned beaches, waterways, and architecture.
Take a holistic approach to architecture.
ERTA focuses on the small details while keeping the big picture in mind… When designing, we ask questions like, “How does what we do today effect our neighborhood, our town, our state, and our world tomorrow?”. We not only think in terms of how your home will serve your family’s current needs, but we also anticipate the changing wishes of future generations and incorporate this into your home’s design.
Think globally, act locally.
ERTA’s team of design and construction professionals incorporate the most environmentally responsible practices into your home without sacrificing your needs and wants. We ensure that your home’s impact on the local and global environment is considerate of responsible building and maintenance practices.
Practice sustainable design.
In an age when resources are becoming less renewable, energy is becoming more costly, and global economies are becoming increasingly volatile, ERTA is committed to the concept of creating sustainable, self-sufficient architecture. We also believe that our clients’ time is a resource that must be protected, and efficient design can make the difference between a home that you must continuously serve through perpetual maintenance or one that serves you through efficiently minimized maintenance requirements.
Be environmentally friendly and utilize renewable and/or recyclable resources whenever possible.
We consider many elements of sustainable “green design”, including the preservation of open spaces, conservation of water, as well as passive solar and geothermal design. These considerations guide our design suggestions while enabling you to honor a commitment to environmentally responsible living through the benefit of our experience and professional knowledge.
ERTA’s professionals dedicate themselves to ongoing education so that we remain actively informed of today’s most energy-efficient, renewable, and recyclable systems, methods, and materials. We understand the exciting and growing science behind ecologically responsible living.