Based in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Emeritus is a professional residential and commercial design firm addressing the individual needs of owners through comprehensive design services.


Drawing on many modes of architectural design ranging from the Renaissance to Early Shaker to the Post Modernists of the 20th Century, Emeritus implements progressive design concepts that balance symmetrical interior planning with traditional New England details.

Analyzing cultures throughout Western and Eastern Europe, South America and Asia, we’ve had the opportunity to identify the common denominators of quality living. A space must provide shelter from the elements and function properly, but equally important it must reflect the lifestyle of its occupants in a manner sympathetic to daily habitation and occupation. We believe a space, if properly planned and executed, can increase the quality of living.

At Emeritus, we realize the critical role of professional builders and the understanding of construction techniques. We distinguish ourselves as a design company that recognizes the importance of builder support to efficiently produce a high-quality project.


Architecture and design are highly personal discipline’s requiring elevated skill sets to execute. Yet the most important role we play in planning a new project is as graphic interpreter. In simpler terms – it’s your project, your goal, use our experience to help you realize that vision.


Matthew R. MacEachern – Assoc. AIA, Founder and Principal

John Hayford – Senior Project Manager AIA

Alex Bagmets – Senior Project Manager

Dmitri Kapalis – Project Architect AIA

Anton Dimov – Project Manager

Josh Bancroft – Project Manager AIA

David Stone – Project Architect

Courtney Anderson – Marketing Manager & Design Assistant

Almaz Lôr Boughannam – Interior Design Specialist

Stacy Braga – Finance Manager

Ani Mulcahy – Office Manager


M. R. MacEachern


Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, Ma.
Bachelor of Architecture, 2000
Associate in Architectural Engineering, 1998

Ecole d’Architectur, Montpellier, France 1998
Urban Analysis/Planning

China Fellow 1996
University of Hawaii, East West Center
Bejing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tsing Toa, Hainan Island

Harvard Graduate School of Design 1995
Exploratory Summer Session, concentration in Architecture


Nantucket Historic District Commission, Associate Commissioner, 2002-2004
Nantucket Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Chairman, 2009-2010



New Construction Award 2018 – Nantucket Yacht Club Dormitory | 4 South Beach Street
Emeritus, Ltd. and Nantucket Yacht Club



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