JMBA+Architects Architects located in the heart of the Whaling National Historic Park in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Welcome to JMBA+ Architects –  located in the heart of the Whaling National Historic Park in New Bedford, Massachusetts. We offer a diverse practice in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Sustainable Design, Interior Design, and Space Planning. View Portfolio

Throughout the year, JMBA+ continues to assist an array of clientele with renovation, historic restoration, modifications, and custom house design. Through thorough analysis, problem solving, and a team approach, JMBA+ continues to complete projects on-time, in budget, and exceeding expectations.

What’s Going on?:


 Façade Restoration:

New Bedford City HallNew Bedford City Hall has been undergoing some historic preservation on its façade! Check out this image of the completed work we’ve done on the historic building and stop by to see it for yourself! (Brownstone Trim, and Window Trims).




Historic Approval:

Approval from all necessary Historic Commissions (New Bedford Historic Commission, National Park Services, & Massachusetts Historic front elevation-no ballusrade-01-08-15 croppedCommission) has been received for the New Bedford Port Society Complex!

The Project aims to unite both New Bedford’s beloved Seaman’s Bethel and Mariners Home in a complex for visitors, guests and volunteers to experience the rich history within the Downtown Area.

Beach is Open:

DSC_0509The Mattapoisett Beach House renovation is complete and the Beach is open for business! Check out the article (here!) that features our Design!

The Design featured an exterior renovation and preservation of many of its charming interior characteristics.



Veterans Housing Zoning Approval:

Take a look at the latest news (here!) regarding Dartmouth Housing Authority’s O’Connor-Sisson House!


The project was just approved by the Dartmouth Zoning Board of Appeals, and Construction should begin sometime in August.

The project consists of redeveloping the old Dartmouth Police Barracks on Route 6 into a multi-unit Veterans Housing facility.

Kennedy Donovan Center Ongoing:

KDC in the News

Check out the latest news (here!) about our ongoing project at the  Kennedy Donovan Center  in New Bedford!

We are pleased to announce that the Kennedy Donovan Center  held a groundbreaking ceremony on October 7th for the addition/ total renovation of the New Bedford site. JMBA+ continues to maintain our relationship with KDC and is working to design a new office facility in Foxboro, MA.                               (Photo Credit: Peter Pereira/Standard Times)

Historic Stable Restoration Complete:

Most recently, the restoration of the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Historic Stable located in Cambridge, MA was completed. Built in 1906, it sits on the DCR Stable Website PicCharles River in the Basin. Recently vacated, the building roof had failed years ago and significant water damage was seen during our study phase.  The work repaired the deteriorated wood roof structure, reintroduced the original slate roof, restored the brick façade with 100% repointing and minimal brick replacement. Replicated the original carriage house doors at the garage bays, and repaired severely cracked brick and concrete foundations.

Taunton Housing Authority Repairs:

Highland Court Website Pic-min

In addition, the renovations at Taunton Housing Authority’s Highland Heights (family developments at Oak Court and Highland Court) is  nearing completion in the Contract Document phase. These renovations include modernization of the bathrooms & kitchens, new exterior siding, and site improvements such as parking and driveway areas.

The Fairhaven Fire and Police Department  roof replacement was completed this past spring! 

The City of New Bedford is moving forward with the restoration of the City Hall. Currently JMBA+ is assisting the City with the restoration of the ornate Facade on the Williams Street entrance, construction is well underway!

Another highlight is the restoration of the Seaman’s Bethel, located in the heart of Historic Downtown  New Bedford. JMBA+ assisted the New Bedford Port Society with the restoration of the interior in addition to the East and South exterior elevations. We continue to work with the Port Society to restore the Mariner’s Home