Hacin and Associates

Hacin and Associates

112 SHAWMUT AVENUE, STUDIO 5A
BOSTON, MA 02118
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(617) 426-0077
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Design Professionals

  • David Hacin

    David Hacin

  • David Tabenken

    David Tabenken

  • Jennifer Rowland Clapp

    Jennifer Rowland Clapp

  • Kate Kelley

    Kate Kelley

About David Hacin

Hacin + Associates is a multidisciplinary architecture and interior design firm dedicated to design excellence and client service. Working at all scales, their services include architecture and interior design; graphic design and branding; adaptive reuse and historic preservation; planning, feasibility studies, and urban design. H+A is led by its President, David J. Hacin FAIA, who founded the firm in Boston in 1993, after practicing architecture and urban design at a number of well-known firms in Boston, New York and Geneva. David lectures on design in the US and abroad, and is active in a number of charities and non-profit organizations focused on working to strengthen the connection of the arts to the community. At H+A, David is supported by a dynamic team of talented design and management professionals who bring a wide range of creative influences to our work.


"Boston Common Townhouse"

Regional Award Winner

KDC 2013-14

Q&A with David Hacin

Where do you find design inspiration?

As a Boston-based firm, we draw inspiration from both contemporary and historic sources. We enjoy the contrasts between those resources, that can highlight the best of each one.

How do you approach the design process?


The design process is very intimate with our clients. We begin with careful analysis of their needs. As architects and interior designers we collaborate to ensure that our clients’ needs, both functional and artistic, are met.

How does your aesthetic stand out amongst other designers/architects?

Our work shows our interest in expressing a contemporary identity, and the seamless aesthetic between the architecture and interior design speaks to the collaboration between the integrated architecture and interior design teams at H+A.

What is the greatest value you provide your client?


We listen.

What is your biggest challenge as a designer/architect?


The biggest challenge we have as a design firm of integrated disciplines is creating a modern casual flow within historic homes while still preserving their integrity.

What does the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest mean to you?

We believe Sub-Zero and Wolf represent the finest in functionality in kitchen appliances and we are proud to be recognized by companies we admire and respect.

Where do you see kitchen design going in the next 5 years?

Kitchen cabinetry as furniture is going to continue to be developed and expanded as a concept, until the separation between kitchen and the rest of the house feels seamless.

About David Tabenken

David Tabenken joined H+A in 2003 and has since been the project architect for numerous residential and commercial projects, including the award winning Project Place Gatehouse, IDEO, Boston Common Townhouse, and 1486 Tremont Street. David’s broad design experience also includes institutional projects across the country, while working at Michael Dennis and Associates and at Graham Gund Architects (now Gund Partnership). David graduated from Cornell University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Architecture and received the Eidlitz Fellowhip, a Cornell alumni grant for travel and study. A registered architect since 1995 and a LEED Accredited Professional, David is a Senior Associate at H+A. Beyond design, he has a keen interest in the managerial aspects of the firm, residential real estate and development, and watercolor painting.


"Boston Common Townhouse"

Regional Award Winner

KDC 2013-14

Q&A with David Tabenken

Where do you find design inspiration?

As a Boston-based firm, we draw inspiration from both contemporary and historic sources. We enjoy the contrasts between those resources, that can highlight the best of each one.

How do you approach the design process?


The design process is very intimate with our clients. We begin with careful analysis of their needs. As architects and interior designers we collaborate to ensure that our clients’ needs, both functional and artistic, are met.

How does your aesthetic stand out amongst other designers/architects?

Our work shows our interest in expressing a contemporary identity, and the seamless aesthetic between the architecture and interior design speaks to the collaboration between the integrated architecture and interior design teams at H+A.

What is the greatest value you provide your client?


We listen.

What is your biggest challenge as a designer/architect?


The biggest challenge we have as a design firm of integrated disciplines is creating a modern casual flow within historic homes while still preserving their integrity.

What does the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest mean to you?

We believe Sub-Zero and Wolf represent the finest in functionality in kitchen appliances and we are proud to be recognized by companies we admire and respect.

Where do you see kitchen design going in the next 5 years?

Kitchen cabinetry as furniture is going to continue to be developed and expanded as a concept, until the separation between kitchen and the rest of the house feels seamless.

About Jennifer Rowland Clapp

Jennifer Rowland Clapp joined Hacin + Associates in February 2007 after receiving her Master of Interior Design from the New England School of Art and Design. She has worked on various high-end residential projects as well as the restaurant Myers + Chang. Outside of H+A, Jennifer is the Guest Creative Director for the Artist’s Canvas Collection at Teraforma, a growing tableware company. She joined the faculty at NESAD in 2009 and is a regular guest critic for studio reviews. Jennifer is a Senior Designer at H+A.
"Boston Common Townhouse"

Regional Award Winner

KDC 2013-14

Q&A with Jennifer Rowland Clapp

Where do you find design inspiration?

As a Boston-based firm, we draw inspiration from both contemporary and historic sources. We enjoy the contrasts between those resources, that can highlight the best of each one.

How do you approach the design process?


The design process is very intimate with our clients. We begin with careful analysis of their needs. As architects and interior designers we collaborate to ensure that our clients’ needs, both functional and artistic, are met.

How does your aesthetic stand out amongst other designers/architects?

Our work shows our interest in expressing a contemporary identity, and the seamless aesthetic between the architecture and interior design speaks to the collaboration between the integrated architecture and interior design teams at H+A.

What is the greatest value you provide your client?


We listen.

What is your biggest challenge as a designer/architect?


The biggest challenge we have as a design firm of integrated disciplines is creating a modern casual flow within historic homes while still preserving their integrity.

What does the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest mean to you?

We believe Sub-Zero and Wolf represent the finest in functionality in kitchen appliances and we are proud to be recognized by companies we admire and respect.

Where do you see kitchen design going in the next 5 years?

Kitchen cabinetry as furniture is going to continue to be developed and expanded as a concept, until the separation between kitchen and the rest of the house feels seamless.

About Kate Kelley

Kate Kelley joined Hacin + Associates in November of 2005, helping David Hacin launch the firm’s Interior Design group and expanding the scope of the firm’s multi-disciplinary design approach. She received her Associate degree in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design in 2003 after switching gears from her previous degree and experience in Accounting + Information Systems from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.  Prior to joining H+A, Kate worked in New York for Celeste Cooper, Ruth Lynford, Craig Nealy and Joan Dineen, where she specialized in high-end residential and retail projects. During her time at H+A, Kate’s experience has ranged from single family homes and residential lobbies, to model units and boutique hotels. Kate is an Associate and the Interior Design Director at H+A.

"Boston Common Townhouse"

Regional Award Winner

KDC 2013-14

Q&A with Kate Kelley

Where do you find design inspiration?

As a Boston-based firm, we draw inspiration from both contemporary and historic sources. We enjoy the contrasts between those resources, that can highlight the best of each one.

How do you approach the design process?


The design process is very intimate with our clients. We begin with careful analysis of their needs. As architects and interior designers we collaborate to ensure that our clients’ needs, both functional and artistic, are met.

How does your aesthetic stand out amongst other designers/architects?

Our work shows our interest in expressing a contemporary identity, and the seamless aesthetic between the architecture and interior design speaks to the collaboration between the integrated architecture and interior design teams at H+A.

What is the greatest value you provide your client?


We listen.

What is your biggest challenge as a designer/architect?


The biggest challenge we have as a design firm of integrated disciplines is creating a modern casual flow within historic homes while still preserving their integrity.

What does the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest mean to you?

We believe Sub-Zero and Wolf represent the finest in functionality in kitchen appliances and we are proud to be recognized by companies we admire and respect.

Where do you see kitchen design going in the next 5 years?

Kitchen cabinetry as furniture is going to continue to be developed and expanded as a concept, until the separation between kitchen and the rest of the house feels seamless.