Architecture and Enclosure services
for new and heritage buildings

About us

I opened this practice to serve the needs of  Building Owners, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and Real Estate Professionals who value sustainable, durable, and efficient  solutions for their projects. I focus first on understanding client and building needs, followed by developing practical solutions based on careful evaluation and assessment.  Together, we will find success.

Transformative enclosure solutions

making a
difference

BEC+D is committed to transformative enclosure solutions for new and existing buildings. Design is a collaborative process with a focus on assessment, energy efficient enclosure upgrades, maintaining embedded carbon, and rehabilitation of heritage buildings. 

Existing buildings are the foundations of our communities. Even as our building stock evolves we honor the spirit of place while aiming for accessibility, walkability, safe streets, and vibrant contextual design.

New buildings will be here beyond our own lifetimes. We advocate that our clients work beyond code minimums to provide long term durability, and high performance building systems

Simply, we want all of our work to be part of the climate solution.

Channel Center, Boston MA
Practical solutions

Services

ASSESSMENT AND INVESTIGATION

  • Pre-purchase building enclosure assessments.
  • Existing conditions investigation and documentation.
  • Material or system failures.
  • Leakage investigation.
  • Building and accessibility code

design and peer review

  • Enclosure repair design drawings and specifications
  • Architecture design and coordination reviews
  • Insurance claims support

building enclosure commissioning

  • Owner Project Requirements (OPR) and Basis of Design Review (BOD)
  • Design phase reviews and issue tracking
  • Construction Phase submittal and site visit support
  • Closeout and post-occupancy review

Sustainable solutions

  • LEED AP, Building Design + Construction (BD+C)
  • Advanced building enclosure designs

A few words

About
David Bliss

Professional experience that is broad based and technically focused:

  • Building assessments and investigations
  • Building science and enclosure commissioning
  • Heritage and contemporary building enclosure systems
  • Sustainable solutions
  • Historic preservation
  • Architectural design & documentation
  • Extensive construction phase experience
Boston City Hall, Boston MA

Education

Boston Architectural Center
B. Arch.

Tufts University
B.S. Engineering Science,
Architectural History minor

Greenfield Community College
Associates, Engineering Science

woburn

Professional

Bliss Enclosure Consulting + Design
Principal

Boston Architectural College
Adjunct Faculty

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Senior Project Manager

Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott
Senior Associate

Download the CV above for more information including community engagement, publications and an extensive project list.