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CIVITAS Architects & Planners

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CIVITAS Architects & Planners LLP is a full service architectural, planning and landscape design practice. Established as Abacus Architects & Planners in Boston in 1989, the firm opened a second office in Wareham, MA, in 1994 under the oversight of Helen Bush Sittler, AIA, and Jane Duff Gleason, AIA. In January 2002, the Wareham office established a separate identity as CIVITAS Architects & Planners LLP. The firm is experienced in the complexities of municipal projects and the specific requirements of administering public bidding procedures. Projects include renovation, restoration, new construction projects and landscape design. Planning work with communities and community groups continues to enrich the work of the firm.

The CIVITAS principals and staff are committed to a philosophy of excellence and affordability in design, to innovative design solutions, and to strengthening community through their work. The firm adheres to the principle of strong project management, directing and coordinating all work prepared by the architectural and consulting technical teams assembled for each project. At CIVITAS, the Principal-In-Charge serves as the continuous link between the owner and the project team.

Co-op Statement:

CIVITAS regularly works with Northeastern University co-op students who are able to participate in all aspects of our business. During their internship, each student becomes an integral team member, responsible for many various projects including marketing, schematic design, construction administration, and even meeting with clients and consultants. While co-op students work closely with the principals and associates, they will also learn to make responsible decisions and solve problems independently. We strive to ensure that each student will grow personally and professionally as a result of what they might be exposed to during their time with CIVITAS