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a new approach to architecture and planning


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a new approach to architecture and planning


who we are

A woman owned firm dedicated to making design approachable, affordable and accessible to everyone

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Missa Aloisi   collaborator, architect & mentor

Education

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2007                                                   Master's of Architecture Degree

University of Oregon, Kyoto, Japan, 2006                                              Landscape Architecture

University of Hartford, Hartford, CT, 1999                                               Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, 1998                                          History of Architecture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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services


Our vision

Hinge believes that we are all impacted greatly by the spaces we occupy.  We believe in providing access to design services for everyone as a way to positively impact the environments that make up our homes, businesses, institutions and communities. We are firmly dedicated to empowering clients by valuing their input throughout the design process, and utilizing a transparent business structure. We are fresh, we are accessible, we are inclusive, we are holistic, and we are innovative; we care how clients live and feel in the built environment. 

 

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services


Our vision

Hinge believes that we are all impacted greatly by the spaces we occupy.  We believe in providing access to design services for everyone as a way to positively impact the environments that make up our homes, businesses, institutions and communities. We are firmly dedicated to empowering clients by valuing their input throughout the design process, and utilizing a transparent business structure. We are fresh, we are accessible, we are inclusive, we are holistic, and we are innovative; we care how clients live and feel in the built environment. 

 

architecture a LEED & SEED-certified architecture firm providing full services for: residential, commercial, educational & municipal projects

architecture

a LEED & SEED-certified architecture firm providing full services for:

residential, commercial, educational & municipal projects

storefront a design resource center for homeowners to access design tools and architects on an as-needed basis.  

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a design resource center for homeowners to access design tools and architects on an as-needed basis.

 

co-working a place for design professionals collaborate, network, and have access to the amenities available at larger firms.  

co-working

a place for design professionals collaborate, network, and have access to the amenities available at larger firms.

 

testimonials


"Also, wanted to say THANK YOU!! I think I grinned for at least half an hour after seeing that rendering Friday with the blue exterior swapped. It's gorgeous and amazing and we are so excited. You captured what was in my head so awesomely. We've decided that you are totally making this project exponentially better and easier with not just the house drawings but your email to the civil engineer and facilitating with the landscaper and builder and just all the little, big, everything in between details you have stepped up on for us. Cannot thank you enough."  ~ Amy Cook

 

"I can't begin to express just how good the new layout feels. I can barely remember how it used to be because the house makes so much sense now!"  ~ Bill Cherry

 

"My only regret working with Hinge is that we did not discover them sooner. They implemented changes to our existing design that made the entire house more functional and beautiful. Their attention to detail is exactly what you need/want during the building process. My husband and I were building a house for the first time and we needed expert advice. We ran every important detail by Hinge. The kitchen Hinge designed for us exceeded our expectations! They really listened and captured exactly what we wanted in the design of our home. We will be back!"     ~  Shawna Lidsky & Doug Hamilton

 

"When we bought a gut rehab, Missa was pivotal in helping us re-imagine our interior living space to fit the needs of our family. She redesigned the exterior of the home in a way that balanced the context of the rural setting with our modern aesthetic. She recommended building materials that were sustainable, yet durable and identified window sizes and placements that allowed us to enjoy the natural setting while maximizing the effects of passive solar.  We couldn’t be happier with Missa’s work – and have already recommended her to friends and co-workers who are building and/or renovating their homes."  ~ Jennie & David Cathcart

 

"I worked with Missa at Hinge to develop plans for an addition to my house, and for a guest house on the same property. She was very helpful in helping me get zoning approval, and working with my builder, at an affordable rate. Her intelligence and thoughtful approach in working with me was most appreciated. If I had another project, I’d work with her again.” ~ Richard White

 

"The hardest thing in planning a building project is putting flesh on the skeleton of your idea.  Missa at Hinge helped us do just that, showing us how to form those airy ideas into something solid and alive. She held our hands as we took our first tentative steps just enough to keep us headed in the right direction.  It was essential to have that hand as we stepped into our idea to build a small cottage.  Missa held on as long as we needed it, letting go only when our project could stand on its own." ~ Ruby Perry & Andy Simon

 

 

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testimonials


"Also, wanted to say THANK YOU!! I think I grinned for at least half an hour after seeing that rendering Friday with the blue exterior swapped. It's gorgeous and amazing and we are so excited. You captured what was in my head so awesomely. We've decided that you are totally making this project exponentially better and easier with not just the house drawings but your email to the civil engineer and facilitating with the landscaper and builder and just all the little, big, everything in between details you have stepped up on for us. Cannot thank you enough."  ~ Amy Cook

 

"I can't begin to express just how good the new layout feels. I can barely remember how it used to be because the house makes so much sense now!"  ~ Bill Cherry

 

"My only regret working with Hinge is that we did not discover them sooner. They implemented changes to our existing design that made the entire house more functional and beautiful. Their attention to detail is exactly what you need/want during the building process. My husband and I were building a house for the first time and we needed expert advice. We ran every important detail by Hinge. The kitchen Hinge designed for us exceeded our expectations! They really listened and captured exactly what we wanted in the design of our home. We will be back!"     ~  Shawna Lidsky & Doug Hamilton

 

"When we bought a gut rehab, Missa was pivotal in helping us re-imagine our interior living space to fit the needs of our family. She redesigned the exterior of the home in a way that balanced the context of the rural setting with our modern aesthetic. She recommended building materials that were sustainable, yet durable and identified window sizes and placements that allowed us to enjoy the natural setting while maximizing the effects of passive solar.  We couldn’t be happier with Missa’s work – and have already recommended her to friends and co-workers who are building and/or renovating their homes."  ~ Jennie & David Cathcart

 

"I worked with Missa at Hinge to develop plans for an addition to my house, and for a guest house on the same property. She was very helpful in helping me get zoning approval, and working with my builder, at an affordable rate. Her intelligence and thoughtful approach in working with me was most appreciated. If I had another project, I’d work with her again.” ~ Richard White

 

"The hardest thing in planning a building project is putting flesh on the skeleton of your idea.  Missa at Hinge helped us do just that, showing us how to form those airy ideas into something solid and alive. She held our hands as we took our first tentative steps just enough to keep us headed in the right direction.  It was essential to have that hand as we stepped into our idea to build a small cottage.  Missa held on as long as we needed it, letting go only when our project could stand on its own." ~ Ruby Perry & Andy Simon

 

 

contact us


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contact us


 

Burlington

182 Main Street, 2nd FL.
Burlington, VT — 05401
802 923.3088

Please note:  There is currently no elevator access to the 2nd floor.  We are working with our landlord to create full access in the future.  If you are interested in our services and access to our floor is prohibitive for you, please let us know. We will be more than happy to bring our services to you.


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