coastal home architects


award winning residential architects specializing in exceptional coastal homes throughout New England and Florida. For more than 25 years, our small design studio has been dedicated to providing highly individualized design services to individuals and families who want to create an enduring and memorable gathering place for their family and extended family. Our architecture and interiors are responsive to our clients' expectations, and no two clients are alike. We approach each project without preconceptions. A key design philosophy of ours is to “work from the inside out and work from the outside in.” Thus indoor rooms become outdoor rooms that merge with the landscape and seascape.


“We found a property we loved and wanted to tear it down but realized it was salvageable and hired Michael McKinley and Associates to help create our dream home. I've been an interior designer for 38 years and have my own ideas and have worked with hundreds of architects. The firm's attention to detail made them a joy to work with and I always looked forward to the next meeting. Michael McKinley and his entire staff listened carefully to me, respected my ideas and yet they brought many of their own creative ideas to the project.

At the beginning of the project we asked Michael McKinley and Associates to give us a budget estimate and we were thrilled that the renovation came in on budget and on time...a rarity in this business." - Stonington Client