Helen Bush Sittler

Helen Bush Sittler
Architect, AIA,  LEED, AP, Landscape Designer

Architect, Landscape Designer, Boston Bay Architects


With over thirty years of experience as architect and designer, Sittler has extensive experience with an array of building types.  Much of her work has been in the public sector and in Massachusetts under MGL. Chapter 149 for public agencies, colleges and universities, as well as housing authorities.  Sittler also holds a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and oversees landscape design for the company








Rhode Island School of Design, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2006.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Master of Architecture.  1975.
Wellesley College, Bachelor of Fine Arts.  1969.


Partner, Boston Bay Architects, LLC
Founder, Civitects PC, Wareham, MA 1996
Civitas, Architects & Planners, Founder, Managing Partner
Project experience includes institutional, public, corporate, industrial, historical and residential projects.  Clients included Massachusetts Maritime Academy, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Falmouth Public Schools, New Bedford Housing Authority, Town of Norwell
ABACUS Architects U Planners, Wareham, MA,  Managing Partner
Dyer/Brown & Associates, Inc., New Bedford, MA, Project Architect
Brown & Lindquist, Inc., Yarmouthport, MA, Draftsman
Sippican Inc., Marion, MA;  Construction Manager
Thompson consultants, Inc., Marion MA;  Draftsman-Designer and Construction Manager

Professional Registrations

  • Rhode Island Registered Architect
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Registered Architect
  • NCARB Certified
  • MCCPO Certified

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Boston Society of Architects (BSA), Board of Directors 1996-98, 1999-2000
  • BSA Task Force on Growth Management/ Smart Growth, Chairman, 1989-99
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Guest Critic, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006

Lectures:  Architecture, Planning, Design

  • “Maintaining Community Character – The People Aspect”, American Planning Association, Regional Conference
  • “New England, Myth and Reality”,  Wellfleet, MA
  • “Planning for Living in the Small Town”, Fairhaven, MA
  • “Guiding Growth in the Small Town”,  Sandisfield, MA
  • “Zoning New England”, Build Boston, Boston Society of Architects
  • “Smart Growth”  Massachusetts State House
  • “Smart Growth”, a presentation for developers, Framingham State College

Email: hbsittler@bostonbayarchitects.com


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