Who We Are

The expert staff of architects, designers and project managers at Gienapp Architects are focused on creative design solutions custom tailored to our clients’ specific needs. We work with our clients from beginning to end to understand their needs and develop a comprehensive design solution that achieves their goals. That’s why we say: Begin here. Finish well.

Gienapp Architects was founded in 2000 in Danvers, MA to provide excellence in architectural design, project management and superior service to clients on the North Shore, Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. From feasibility studies and architectural design to construction administration, Gienapp Architects delivers smart, creative solutions that solve problems and stay on schedule and on budget.


Gienapp Architects’ tireless advocacy of our needs and intentions to all parties—town boards, suppliers and our general contractor included—created ever-growing confidence in our decision to work with them. Their dogged pursuit of getting things done right and their unique understanding of how to overcome obstacles that arise in a project of this size were critical to our needs.

– Brian Magrane, Camp Rotary

Gienapp Architects’ knowledgeable and experienced staff provided comprehensive support and advocacy on our behalf throughout the design process. Their detail-oriented approach on our project led to a functional, well-designed space for our company.

– Jason Vining, Salem Metal Inc.

Gienapp has risen to the occasion without fail to deliver every project. The level of service is the result of client-focused leadership at the top which transcends throughout the company as a message of pride and determination that the clients come first and every accommodation must be made to service their needs. There is a reason why we have used Gienapp virtually exclusively since we were first introduced to them 20 years ago. It is all about professional competency and attention to client needs.

– Wayne Capolupo, SPS New England

The Gienapp Architects team was professional, open to solutions and worked well with our supervisors at Castagna Construction to complete the project to the Owner’s satisfaction. Dale Gienapp was always professional and especially helpful with solving field problems. We look forward to working with the Gienapp team again.

– Ralph Castagna, Castagna Construction

Having worked with Gienapp Architects on numerous engagements over the last several years, we’ve relied on their collective project design input and follow-through advice. They understand the challenges presented by this agency’s unique requirements and have been consistent in successfully delivering complex projects.

– Eugene Deutsch, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services

I want to extend my appreciation for the excellent services you’re providing to this project. It is clear in our meetings that you care as much about the building as we do. We couldn’t have selected a better architectural firm to represent us.

– Richard Joyce, Wellesley Municipal Light Plant