Celebrating 30 Years of Shaping the Exceptional

Boston Real Estate Times Award of Excellence in Commercial Real Estate


With a staff of 40 professionals in strategic planning, architecture, and interior design, Maugel DeStefano Architects has the expertise to provide services for everything from long-range master planning to the design and execution of complex multi-million dollar construction projects and asset repositionings.

Firm History

Architect Brent Maugel founded the firm in 1993 as Maugel Architects. In 2018, we celebrated our 25th anniversary and set a course for sustained long-term growth by naming Daniel Barton, Jonathan Cocker, Mike Kunz, and Mark Pelletier as principals alongside Brent.

The following year, we acquired DeStefano Architects of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The acquisition accelerated the firms’ growth trajectories by immediately expanding market position and geographical reach throughout New England.

Lisa DeStefano was named a principal of Maugel Architects, and DeStefano Architects was renamed DeStefano Maugel Architects.

In April 2022, we changed our corporate name to Maugel DeStefano Architects. The new name unified our corporate brand identity and honored the rich legacies of both firms.  Later that year, Principals Cocker, Kunz, and Pelletier became equal majority shareholders and assumed daily operations of the firm. The roles of Principals Barton and DeStefano remained unchanged. Founder Brent Maugel assumed the title of Principal Emeritus in January of 2023.

In August 2023, Maugel DeStefano Architects was named Architecture Firm of the Year by the Boston Real Estate Times for excellence in commercial real estate.

Our Approach

Relationship-building is an important
part of what we do.

Taking the time to understand what's important to our clients is one of our core values. We bring more to you than just drawings on a piece of paper that can be priced for construction. Mutual respect, understanding, and openness are the keys to designing a project that expresses not only a shared goal but a shared vision. 

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Giving Back

Our mission is to enrich the lives of
others through the creative use of our collective talents.

Meaningful community service is not only supported, it is encouraged. We enthusiastically support each individual's desire to enrich their community and to give back to the causes they hold dear. Some of these efforts have grown into annual events supported on a corporate level. Others, remain individual passions which Maugel DeStefano supports through monetary donations, employee volunteer workdays, and a charitable matching program. It is our hope that the community relationships we build will be as meaningful and timeless as our architecture. Below are just a few of the charities we've supported since our inception in 1993.

Join Us

We believe that great work comes from challenged, stimulated, happy people.  Our work environment is lively, down-to-earth, and supports a work-life balance.  We embrace differences. Everyone's expertise and opinions are valued, and egos are checked at the door.  If we sound like a good fit, we'd love to talk with you.

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