Vijay Joyce – Associate/Job Captain Vijay focused his Bachelors of Design Studies degree from the Boston Architectural College on both Historic Preservation and Architectural History. As a confirmed preservation devotee, he also serves on the Board of Directors for Historic Salem Inc. Working on and living among some of the oldest structures in the country has strengthened his knowledge of how individual creativity shapes our built environment. This influences his designs to combine unique historic personalities with the necessities of contemporary living. He enjoys exploring the many breweries, hiking trails, ocean coves, and forgotten buildings of New England.
Chloë Rideout – Associate/Lead Interior Designer Chloë runs the Interior Design department at Cummings Architects and has recently appeared on “This Old House” as the designer for the show’s 39th season. She has done the interiors for houses ranging from historic to modern, always striving to maintain consistency in the aesthetic from the architecture through interiors. She creates custom designs, assists clients with interior fixture selections, and follows up with site observation. Raised in Gloucester, she earned a B.Sc.in Architecture at McGill University in her native Montréal. Chloë joined Cummings Architects in 2014 and has enjoyed being exposed to all aspects of the business of architecture. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and photography.
Joe Marceau – Job Captain Joe works intimately with each of the clients’ designs starting with the initial site design through to the interior fruition, including the Cummings Architects project recently featured on This Old House Newton Generation NEXT. He fell in love with architecture at a young age and is a fan of a wide range of styles. Joe earned both a B.S. and Master’s Degree in Architecture from Norwich University. He joined the firm in 2015 and is working towards becoming a licensed architect. In his free time he enjoys hunting, skiing, and riding motorcycles.
Alexandra Ford – Interior Designer Alexandra works collaboratively with clients and our architecture
team on a variety of our interiors projects, including the Cummings Architects project recently featured on This Old House Newton Generation NEXT. Alexandra’s in-depth knowledge of high-end plumbing and bath fixtures, as well as appliances and lighting is an asset to our team. She earned a Bachelor’s in Interior Design at Endicott College in Beverly, MA and joined the firm in 2016. Always fashionable, Alexandra enjoys automobiles, cooking, and exploring many of the area’s historic sites.
Norman Dandridge – Architectural Designer After earning a BFA at The Art Institute of Boston/ Lesley University, Norman worked there as an admissions counselor and art instructor for several years. He began his architectural studies at the BAC and received his Master of Architecture degree from Mass. College of Art and Design. Norm comes to Cummings Architects with a wide variety of experience, including a year at Safdie Architects, the firm of renowned architect Moshe Safdie. He lives in Harvard, MA with his wife, Shannon and three children, Cole, Ayla and Greyson.
Heather Ferguson – Office Manager Heather brings many years of experience to her role here at Cummings Architects. Always friendly and responsive, she manages the administrative and financial aspects of each project and the firm at-large, ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of the office. Heather is also a dog trainer and volunteers with a Cattle Dog rescue. She and her own dogs can often be found hiking in the woods or training for their next competition.
Fred Cywik, Jr. – Draftsperson Fred earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Norwich University and pursued his graduate studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University. He brings many years of practical and corporate experience to Cummings Architects. Throughout his career, he has provided engineering support to local, state, and federal clients. Although he began his career as an engineer, he became increasingly interested in architecture and has hands-on residential construction experience. He is formally trained in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and continues to refine his skills through professional development. He works closely with our architects and interior designers to provide drafting support across many of our on-going projects. He is currently pursuing Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and continues to understudy architectural design. In his leisure time, Fred is an avid runner who competes in road races throughout the north shore and can often be found at local live music events.