Our Approach

Civitects PC

Civitects PC is a full service architectural, planning, and landscape design firm. Established as Abacus Architects & Planners in Boston in 1989, the firm opened a second office in Wareham, MA in 1994 under the oversight of Helen Sittler, AIA, MLA, LEED AP and Jane Gleason, AIA, LEED AP. In 2002, the Wareham office established a separate identity as CIVITAS Architects & Planners and subsequently Civitects PC, providing new structure for growth within the Wareham office. Civitects aims at disciplined and creative problem solving, comprehensive project management, and emphasis on clear communication to facilitate its projects. The principals believe that design, sensitively conceived and rigorously executed, must be the basis for each project. The firm is experienced in the complexities of municipal projects and the specific requirements of administering public bidding procedures in renovation, restoration, and new construction projects. Planning work with communities and community groups as well as landscape design continues to enrich the firm. In 2015 Civitects relocated their offices to Fall River, MA as part of the firms continuing growth.


The CIVITECTS principals and staff are committed to a philosophy of excellence and affordability in design, to innovative design solutions, and to strengthening community through work. The firm adheres to the principle of strong project management, directing and coordinating all work prepared by the architectural and consulting technical teams assembled for each project. At CIVITECTS, the Principal-In-Charge serves as the continuous link between the owner and the project team.


Municipal & Institutional Facilities Commercial Architecture

  • Feasibility Studies Retail Design & Tenant Fit-up
  • New Construction and Renovations Facade Renovations
  • Project Management, Graphic & Written Marketing
  • Development of Barrier Removal Plans
  • Historic Renovations & Preservation Site Evaluations

Residential Architecture & Town Planning

  • Single and Multi-Family Design Charrette/Workshops
  • New Construction & Renovations, Zoning Bylaws
  • Interior Design, Design Guidelines
  • Affordable Housing Projects, Public Meeting Facilitation
  • Design/Build Consulting, Site Planning
  • Historic Renovations & Preservation Build-Out Analyses

Accessibility Services

  • Facility Audits for Architectural Acess Board & Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
  • Development of Barrier Removal and Accessibility Plans