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A licensed Architect with 30 years experience, Andrew Sidford is one of the top architects in the Boston area. His expertise ranges from historic renovations, to contemporary design, and from single-family homes to large-scale commercial and institutional projects. He founded his own architectural practice in 1992.

Earning a B.A. in Economics at Middlebury College before completing a Master of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Andrew built a foundation for his design philosophy which combines art, physics and investing.  Awards earned early in Andrew’s career, such as a 2nd place in the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Competition, forecasted the success of Andrew Sidford Architects.

Andrew’s architectural style brings together the best of contemporary design with historic and natural elements. His unique designs have garnered accolades and awards, and have been featured in Boston Globe Magazine, Design New England, Northshore Magazine, and numerous others.

Green design and LEED building is a strong component of his work. From the renovation of existing structures to the design of new construction, his philosophy has always been that good design is implicitly sustainable. In 2006, Andrew Sidford Architects became the first architectural firm to join 1% For the Planet, an international environmental group whose members pledge one percent of their profits to environmental causes.

This commitment to sustainability mirrors his commitment to his community where he has held several leadership roles including Vice Chairman of the Newburyport Redevelopment Authority, Board of Directors of the Northeast Family YMCA and Board of Directors of Advisors of the Appalachian Mountain Club. 



Cindy Schartman brings a diverse background to the firm.  A multi-disciplinary designer she earned a MA from the George Washington University in a program which combined Architecture, Design, Anthropology and Museum Studies. She has built a strong portfolio of work at museums, research institutions and architecture firms. Cindy has been with Andrew Sidford Architects since 2004. She enjoys participating in local art shows and events.

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Joel is a Senior Designer at Andrew Sidford Architects.  He joined the firm at the start of 2022 and brings with him over 20 years of professional architectural experience having worked with design offices in Boston and Maine.  He has led and collaborated on projects worldwide covering an extensive range of building typologies including everything from aquariological proposals for the National Aquarium in France, Lisbon, Trieste and Montreal to other work ranging from cultural museum centers, large urban mixed-use retail, academic/institutional living, laboratories, and private homes.  While at Elkus Manfredi Architects he collaborated on projects that received the IIDA New England dual awards for Best in Central New England (Building Repositioning/ Building Amenities) & highest honor for Best Overall Project in New England.  Joel’s own work has been published in international design journals including Mark and exhibited in Germany, Romania and throughout the United States at places such as the Graham Foundation in Chicago.  He received a B.Arch from Syracuse University which included the SUSOA academic study in Florence, Italy and was the recipient of the James Britton Memorial Award in recognition for outstanding thesis in 2001.  He has been a guest critic at the Boston Architectural College, Massachusetts College of Art and teaching assistant in design studios at Syracuse as well.  Joel is also a music recording artist and has had albums of his productions released on record labels based in Berlin, France and Russia.



Brendan Roche joined Andrew Sidford Architects in the spring of 2016 after graduating with his Master of Architecture from Catholic University of America in 2016. Brendan was part of a college group that designed a memorial to the Irish Famine and then traveled to Swinford, Ireland to build the memorial.  Brendan's projects include single family, multi-family, condominiums, Townhouses, a fitness center and a restaurant. His calm manner makes it look easy to juggle many projects in various stages at one time.  Don’t let him fool you it isn’t.  In his free time, he enjoys participating in local politics, watching all the New England sports teams and going to the theater.



Isabel, a graduate of Syracuse University's Bachelor of Architecture program, brings a rich design perspective shaped by immersive studies in Florence and London. Her thesis on perception in architecture underpins her focus on human experience in space. She supports her architectural endeavors with a nuanced understanding of theory, and 19th-century modernism, infusing each design with a blend of technical prowess and artistic vision. She was a DEI ambassador, showcasing her dedication to diversity and inclusion in her holistic approach to design. When she is not creating, she finds joy in exploring new places.

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