About the Firm


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Starting from a one-man home office in 1989, the firm has grown to a team of seven professionals with offices overlooking the Ipswich River. In these years, projects have ranged from town hall restoration and new restaurants to homes and small porch additions. Although most of our work is local, we have projects spanning from Maine to Michigan. All projects, large and small, are equally important to us and receive our full and continuous attention to detail. 

Ken Savoie

Kenneth J. Savoie, AIA

Ken founded Savoie Architecture in 1989. He launched the firm out of his home, while simultaneously heading off a complete renovation and addition to his Carpenter Gothic style residence. This set the tone for the firm’s primary focus on residential work, grounded in hands-on construction experience and appreciation for practical and affordable solutions. Through the years he has also developed an extensive portfolio of commercial and institutional projects that include town hall renovations, restaurants, offices and even industrial buildings.

Ken grew up in Michigan, after graduating from the University of Michigan he moved to Massachusetts to pursue an architectural career at the Boston Architectural College (BAC). Attracted by the natural beauty and historic charm of the North Shore area, Ken settled in Ipswich in 1985. Since then he has been an active member of the Ipswich community serving on the Ipswich Planning Board, Design Review Board and School Building Needs Committee.


William Nolan, AIA

Bill joined Savoie Architecture in 2004 and is currently a partner at the firm. His architectural design career began in 1999 with large scale building types such as; Public Schools, Libraries, Courthouses and Luxury Apartment Complexes. However Bill’s real passion for architecture was realized while working on residential projects at an intimate level. Through the process of working closely with clients, listening to their needs, and getting to know their lifestyles he has embraced the challenge of translating these influences into a project tailored to each client. This became the most enjoyable part of the design process for him and has helped our firm develop long lasting relationships with our clients.

Bill received his Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Boston Architectural College and previously an Under Graduate Degree from Northeastern University. He is a member of the American Institute for Architecture and a registered architect in Massachusetts and NCARB certified.