Katie Hutchison Studio

Katie@katiehutchison.com t: (978) 741-0932 f: (978) 336-5662 in Warren, RI


Katie Hutchison Studio (KHS) provides full architectural services from pre-design through construction administration, as well as related interior design services. Projects are typically selected from residential and creative design opportunities (in Rhode Island, the South Coast of Massachusetts, the North Shore of Boston, Cape Cod, and on Martha's Vineyard) which involve new construction, adaptive re-use, renovations, and/or additions.

KHS offers online architecture and design consulting services too. Email your inquiry to Katie@katiehutchison.com for additional information.


Katie Hutchison contributes architectural and design commentary to a variety of publications. Her design writing has appeared in Fine Homebuilding (as well as her illustrations), Old-House JournalCape Cod & Islands HOME, Cottage Living, Yankee, The Boston Globe’s “One Strong Opinion” column, and The Journal of Light Construction (as well as her illustrations).

Katie has also contributed guest posts to online publications such as Garden Rant, Head Butler, Small House Style, and North Shore Art Throb. In addition, she's been featured as part of the "Inspirational Architect" series at Things That Inspire. Katie has contributed house histories to Historic Salem, Inc.'s guidebook for its annual Christmas in Salem house tour, too.

Katie also produces videos on subjects related to architecture, design, and place. View KHS videos on the KHS YouTube Channel and Fine Homebuilding's SquareOne blog.

fine-art photography

Katie is an award-winning photographer, as well. View her fine-art photography of homescape, landscape, seascape, boatscape, gardenscape, tablescape, and panoramas. For limited-edition archival, matted, framed, pigment-ink prints on photo-rag paper with deckled edges contact Katie@katiehutchison.com. Custom photography is also available by commission.

Katie is an artist member of the Martha's Vineyard Art Association (which exhibits at the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown, MA), an artist member of Art Night Gallery & Open Studios Bristol & Warren, and on the board of the IMAGO Foundation for the Arts in Warren, RI.

House Enthusiast

Katie Hutchison Studio produces House Enthusiast, an online magazine exploring house, garden, and related creative arts in New England. It features the following categories:

My small-houses book

Check this category for updates on the book that Katie's writing about today's small houses for The Taunton Press. Katie will share some of the book-making process as it unfolds.


Learn about specific residential design elements and/or concepts, as well as where, why, and how to incorporate them into a meaningful residential design.

101 things Katie Hutchison Studio (KHS) has learned...

In this ten-part series, benefit from lessons KHS has learned designing homes.

What does the architect say?

Understand meaningful architectural terms, so you can better shape your residential project.


Reflect on commentary from architect Katie Hutchison, who discusses attitudes and issues relevant to New England residential design today.

Design snapshot

Train your eye on details, features, or moments that exhibit design principles at work.

How to look at houses...(like an architect)

Follow the video series which explores how to look at house exteriors from the base, to the middle, and finishing at the top.

House tours, Garden tours, Shop toursContinuing education, and Special events

Find on-going and upcoming New England diversions, including house tours, garden tours, shop tours, and creative continuing education opportunities, as well as special events like open studios, art/film festivals, and art museum/show openings.

Katie's (beginner) idjit garden

Follow progress at Katie's first, square-foot, community gardens and beyond.

Ask Katie

Email architect Katie Hutchison your general-interest residential design question. Katie will address those which may prove instructive for many readers.

Readers write and/or sketch

Share your thoughts and/or sketches about residential design in response to prompts from Katie.

Reading and DVD musings

Consider recommended books, articles, and DVDs germane to architecture and design.

Web neighbors

Find out about websites/blogs that share a related mission, outlook, and/or design sensibility with House Enthusiast.

Web tour

Discover intriguing web finds about house, garden, and related creative arts in New England (and beyond).