When my husband and I decided to buy my parent’s home we knew that we would be facing major renovations. It was so important for us to find a company that would understand our needs. The team at a.point.design is dedicated and shows a high level of excellence and professionalism. We were so pleased with their work that we hired them again for our second renovation.

Sahar Ahmed
Creative Director
Brio Integrated Theatre

My wife and I had received 3 quotes to have our kitchen and living room remodeled. The costs skewed dramatically and one contractor stated that what we wanted to accomplish was not possible. The challenge was to take down a supporting wall between the kitchen and the living room.

After speaking with Rick, he explained that by having a design with specifics your contractor quotes will at least be comparing apples to apples and allow us to make a more informed choice on a contractor. With Rick's help we ended up with a terrific contractor that came in lower than some of the other contractors but we were comfortable that our job scope was going to be met.

Throughout the process Rick made me feel comfortable that the job was being done right and that all of our expectations were being met.

As I told Rick when I first met him "I didn't feel I needed an architect because all I wanted to do was knock down a wall" but after this experience my wife and I ended up with more than we ever expected from our project and spent a decent amount less than our first round of contractors had quoted us. I would recommend a.point.design to anyone in a situation where they may think they know what they want but need the expertise to make sure and help you design what you need.

Thanks again,
Tony & Jill Silva

Dear Rick,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for not only being a great architect, but to also being there for me 24/7. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all your weekly phone calls in helping me, a Rookie General Contractor get through this project. You took each phone call, answered each email and were very thorough in all answers. I should only strive to be as thorough in answering my own clients’ emails.

Thank you for designing a beautiful home and for using my space very well.

Eric Friedberg, President
CFA Marketing & Sales Promotion Agency

“In the brokerage business where clarity of message, simplified solutions, and quick response time are paramount, a.point.design is a tremendous asset to the team.”

James E. Lipscomb
Senior Vice President
Richards Barry Joyce & Partners
53 State Street, 37th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
617-439-9708 (office)
617-833-3777 (cell)
617-439-9707 (fax)

“After 50 years of making and selling chocolates in our one candy shop in Boston (Phillips Candy House) we had an opportunity to set up at a satellite shop at South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts. We selected a.point design because of their reputation for attention to detail, plus they were local and had a passion for chocolate! The space is small 800+ square feet (including the stock room) so their design had to put” the proverbial 10 pounds in a 5 pound bag.” We were very happy with the design and their drawings were easily executed by the contractor.

After two years at the Plaza the management of the Plaza requested us to move to another location within the mall. The new space was of the same approximate square footage so a.point design modified the original plans to make most everything fit in the new space…again success. I would like to add that I found them to be both good listeners as well as good problem solvers…two qualities that are a “must have” in your architectural design partner.”

Joe Sammartino
Phillips Candy House

“Rick did a great job designing the addition to our home. He 1st sat and listened to what we were trying to do and spent the time consulting with us to firmly understand our needs. From there came the initial designs which looked great and met the building departments requirements. A few tweaks here and there and construction started. Now having lived in the space for 3 years there is never a day when we say we wished something was different – it was right the 1st time.”

Rob & Susan Donaldson Belmont, MA

I have had a successful working relationship with Richard Boccelli and A Point Design for the past seven years. Rick and his team always take the time to thoroughly research every project, delivering an accurate and detailed set of construction plans which makes it easy to give a comprehensive competitive quote. He makes himself available from the initial invitation to bid through the duration of the project, working closely with the contractors to solve any problems before they arise. If you are looking to begin a construction project, I would highly recommend having a conversation with Richard Boccelli.

Scott Ludwig, President
S and M Electric, Inc., Electrical Contractors

“While I worked for Rick at a.point.design, at no time did I feel as if he was my boss. The collaborative spirit that Rick created in the office was instrumental in that feeling. Rick has dynamic, positive energy which he puts forward in tackling problems, situations, and meeting client expectations. He implicitly understands the service side of architecture and planning. Rick has also nurtured an excellent network of consultants and collaborators to provide the talent well-suited to the job circumstances.”

Andy Bennett, AIA LEED AP, Architect, a.point.design, inc

“Richard S. Boccelli, Jr. has been a valued friend as well as a highly respected business acquaintance. He has always been extremely professional and exercised the highest ethical standards in all our business dealings.”

Camille Holmes


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“Having had the pleasure of working with Rick on several brainstorming sessions in search of potential business opportunities, I'd recommend him to any team. He has unique ability to capture the essence of an idea and bring it to plan is truly awesome.”

Joe Unni, Owner, Unni Woodworks

“Richard was a pleasure to work with. He is a business owner who understands the value of improving his business practices by leveraging improvements in technology. He made his expectations clear, was patient through difficulties we experienced, while ensuring that we lived up to our promises. I would not hesitate to have him as a customer again.”

Ryan Tacy, Sales Executive, Broadleaf Services

“I would recommend Richard to anyone that is in need of his services, he is a highly motivated individual with the goal of making everyone of his clients his number one priority. He conducts his business in a professional manner, and seems flexable to the requests and demands of his customers. By this making him a valuable asset to his clients and the numerous vendors he works with!”

Bob Brooks

“I have known and worked with Rick for many years. He is a person who does what he says he will do and is a true professional to work with. He personally helped me with a construction project and because of Rick the finished product was the best possible for the given situation/space. I have recommended Rick to several acquaintances of mine and they all had very positive experiences.”

Jeffrey Appelstein, Senior Vice President – Investments
UBS Financial Services Inc.

“I had a very pleasant experience working with Rick on a somewhat challenging project several years ago when he was with a different company.His responsiveness and attention to detail were integral to the success of the project. I look forward to working with him in the future.”

Steve Eisenberg, VP of Construction Management
Landmark Structures Corp

“Richard Boccelli is a true professional promoting excellence in the construction industry.”

John Kitsalis, Principal
New England Engineering


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