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Poetics and Preservation

Wolf Architects, Inc is an award-winning design studio, devoted to delivering innovative buildings to their clients. Earlier this year, the practice found success in BUILD’s Design & Build Awards where they were selected as the Ones to Watch in the USA. Following this win, we profile Wolf Architects, Inc to discover more about the unique and creative designs they deliver for their clients.

The team at Wolf Architects consistently demonstrates a talent for both design and historic preservation, finding imaginative solutions for clients, whether working with existing buildings or new construction.


WA’s architects recognize that they are helping to create an environment for present and future generations, often while working with structures inherited from the past.

Sustainability is primary, as demonstrated by their LEED-Silver “Sustainable Urban Villa,” by their creative recycling of countless historic buildings, and by a net-zero energy recreational facility with an indoor swimming pool designed by vice-president Frederick A. Soule, AIA.

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Photo by Eric Roth, Bruce T. Martin, and Jamie Caplette
Photo by Eric Roth, Bruce T. Martin, and Jamie Caplette

Projects at WA involving historic buildings benefit from the architects’ expert knowledge of the architecture of the past—from the mid-20th century back—their appreciation for and sensitivity to the unique elements and individual character of old buildings, their sound judgment regarding intervention and reuse, and their design skill. Clients for WA’s award-winning projects include businesses,homeowners, and not-for-profit institutions including museums, music schools, historical societies and religious organizations, among others.

Photo by Eric Roth, Bruce T. Martin, and Jamie Caplett

The experience of founding principal Gary Wolf, FAIA, dates back to his work with architect Michael Graves, following Gary’s Master of Architecture degree at Princeton University. Frederick Soule has completed numerous projects involving substantial historic structures as well as innovative interior designs since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Architecture diploma.


WA’s leadership in the field extends to teaching, writing and community service: Gary was a design critic at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and has published in journals and books such as Architectural Review and Stirling + Wilford: American Buildings , while Frederick currently serves as the secretary of the historic district commission in Medford, Massachusetts (USA).


The office seeks to create an architecture that is innovative, resourceful and sustainable.

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Photos by Eric Roth, Bruce T. Martin, and Jamie Caplett

Contact: Gary Wolf, FAIA Frederick A. Soule, AIA

Company: Wolf Architects, Inc Address: 98 North Washington Street, Suite 304, Boston, MA 02114 USA

Telephone: 1.617.742.7557

Email: [email protected]

Web Address: www.wolfarchitects.com

Instagram: @wolfarchitects.usa