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JFF Design was established in 1980 as a part-time residential design service firm. In the winter of 1991, JFF Design was expanded as a full time, full service Architectural firm performing various tasks in the commercial and continued residential areas of design and construction administration.

Innovative design is the creation of warm inviting spaces without the need for massive development. Home design is rooted from the necessity and comfort of our daily living experience. JFF Design is celebrating over 40 years solving problems through a myriad of creative spaces responding to the needs of each client.

The firm has been involved with the design and construction administration of many diverse residential and commercial project types prior to and since its’ full time status. Fully integrated with the latest CAD software, Revit Autodesk Building Design Suite, Architecture 2023, each member of JFF Design is well versed in these very powerful production tools as well as the latest 3D software providing our clients with a clear understanding of the design we provide.

“Good Design should not be confused with Overdevelopment” ….JFF 2008

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Joseph F. Fournier, Jr., AIA, NCARB, the firms’ owner, is a registered Architect in the states of Massachusetts, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Utah and Vermont and is NCARB certified. His many years of Project Management experience lends a wealth of knowledge for diverse projects from educational facilities to municipalities. A licensed Construction Supervisor in the States of Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well as a Licensed Home Improvement Contractor, combines his Architectural prowess with his past construction experience bringing a wealth of practical knowledge in the design process ensuring a well-rounded product. He is an active member of the Boston Society of Architects, American Institute of Architects, a sitting committee member of the BSA Residential Design Committee and a member of the Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce.


Shirley DiNatale holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Mumbai University and graduated with a Master of Architecture from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in May 2020.

She joined our office in July 2020 and has settled in quite well. She is in a continuous process of improving and refining her design skills, critical thinking and practical knowledge. With all the skills and knowledge that she has gained over 7 years of studying architecture, she is most drawn to sleek, modern design as well as people -oriented design. She realizes how much goes into developing a project and how big of an impact the role of architect has on the community and wants to contribute to that.

Rutuja Patil, A recent graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Masters in Architecture, Rutuja has a fresh perspective and is eager to learn

more. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from University of Mumbai and is a LEED Green Associate with keen interests in Environmental and Sustainable


She enjoys traditional and organic architecture and believes architecture is about the perfect balance of form and function in a design with intricate detailing. She joined our office in August 2023 and has been settling in quite well.

JFF Design carries Errors and Omissions Insurance with Continental Casualty Company, Chicago, IL.

What Our Clients Say:

Our previous Architect fell off the face of the earth and our project was stalled. Joe at JFF Design Architects stepped in and had final plans for our project in less than two weeks! He is very knowledgeable and thorough.