Stern McCafferty is an architecture and interiors practice with a reputation for designing innovative, responsive and beautiful buildings and interiors.
While stylistic considerations may vary from project to project, Stern McCafferty’s work reveals common themes – from the direct and expressive use of natural materials, to the commitment to inventive detailing and the use of natural light. Their work expresses clear underlying objectives: the desire to create simple, durable and beautiful projects, the necessity for these projects to be linked to the site, and the fundamental obligation of all work to reflect human needs and aspirations.
Founded in 1999, Stern McCafferty has designed houses, residential and office interiors, artists’ studios, and commercial spaces. Their work has received numerous awards and has been widely published in magazines such as Dwell, Metropolitan Home, Interiors, Boston Home, the Boston Globe and Architectural Record.
David Stern is a practicing architect with over 25 years of experience. He has designed private residences, libraries, museums, academic buildings, corporate interiors, retail spaces, and office buildings. He combines a unique design sensibility with a singular ability to engage in the art of building.
David brings his enthusiasm for design to the classroom, where he is adjunct professor of architecture at the Northeastern University School of Architecture in Boston. He holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University, and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City.
Diane McCafferty is an interior designer whose work bridges the gap between the traditional disciplines of architecture and interior design. She brings a unique sensitivity to her projects, carefully integrating materials and details to achieve, simple, elegant, and evocative interiors. Fueled by a desire for authenticity, she often creates project-specific furniture, lighting and accessories. She has designed private residences, corporate and institutional interiors, executive offices, and retail environments.
Diane holds a Master of Arts in Interior Design from Pratt Institute in New York City; she completed her undergraduate studies in art history at Boston College and industrial design at the Domus Academy in Milan.