about stephen a magliocco, architect

615c 31 webStephen A. Magliocco Associates is an award winning architectural office in Truro, MA with over 30 years of experience in residential and commercial design. A graduate with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design with degrees in Fine Arts and Architecture, Principal Stephen Magliocco holds architectural registrations in Massachusetts and Florida.

Magliocco Design provides innovative design solutions that consistently meet the varied needs of an extensive client list located throughout the country. Recent projects can be seen in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Manhattan, and on Cape Cod.

As a successful “niche” architectural practice Magliocco Design works closely with each client from project inception through planning, design and building to provide customized solutions that are clear and thoughtful; rational and beautiful.

Stephen Magliocco’s designs are not formulaic or subject to trends. Instead, they are environments where the interplay between creation and articulation meet. Our clients flourish in the present and accommodate their own changing needs over time. The ability to recognize the ground where an individual will truly connect to each place is one of the hallmarks of Magliocco Design.

Magliocco Design has received numerous awards and citations and has been featured on HGTV as well as other media and professional publications. If you are interested in a new home, addition, new kitchen, bath or general design services for your home or business please contact us at info@maglioccodesign.com or stephen@maglioccodesign.com.

what clients say

Steve was a pleasure to work with. He was on-site almost daily. He took our dumpy old saltbox home and created a contemporary masterpiece. He calmly accepted our project creep and was collaborative with his vision. His help with fixtures and finishes pulled it all together. Steve was very responsive to us as his clients and very good with all of the contractors working on the house. He was firm when he needed to be and flexible when we needed him to be. The project was finished on time despite some setbacks with permitting. Best of all, he was fully stocked with treats for the dogs each time he visited!
-Donna Turley


I worked with Stephen Magliocco extensively in developing ground up architectural plans for my new home. He provided outstanding guidance and design. He is familiar with the area and the designed a house which fits into the setting and climate. The design was very tasteful and practical. I recommend him for homeowners looking for renewing current structures or newly designed residences.
-Michael Winkelmann


Very much enjoyed working with Stephen on my renovation of my home in Provincetown, MA. I felt he understood exactly what I wanted and made every step of the process smooth and easy – from initial drawings to the execution of the work, including helping me pick and choose tiles and fixtures for bathrooms, etc. I highly recommend him.
-Michael Wallerstein


In 2012, my wife and I hired Steve Magliocco to design our dream house and it was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Through every step of the process, from design to construction, Steve was there for us. He patiently and attentively listened to our ideas and hopes and presented various designs (especially when we decided to go from a single-story structure to a two-story) until he gave us exactly what we had dreamed of. Steve is very gifted and passionate in a creative sense, but he’s also a kind, thoughtful, and sensitive person. Our interactions with him were always even-tempered, fun, and collaborative. We always felt that his goal was to make us happy. He wasn’t trying to shove a design aesthetic down our throats. He had to deal with some unique demands – including a year-round indoor swimming pool – but did so with intelligence and artistry. He worked well with our contractor ands construction team and was available for any question we had. We love our house and are very grateful that we made the right choice in hiring Steve.
-Mark Protosevich


It was an oddball octagonal house until Stephen Magliocco entered the picture. Steve transformed it into an elegant retreat, deftly refining the weird geometries of the interior into a sunlit, open environment and softening the exterior to integrate it magically into the wooded setting. Steve brought ideas but respected our vision and our budget. He is responsive, attentive and collaborative. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
-Gail McMillan


My wife and I have been aware for many years of Stephen Magliocco’s extraordinary residential architecture and recently contracted with him to redesign the existing interior of our condominium unit in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The result is stunning! The 12,50 foot square unit was originally divided quite simply into 2 parts and Stephen has broken the space up into a private office space, a private main bedroom, a guest bedroom, a large light filled kitchen and dining area, a laundry room, a beautifully appointed bathroom with walk in shower, a pantry and 2 large storage closets. We have in fact a brand new home thanks to his incredible imagination and vision. His sense of light and how best to orchestrate a number of spaces within a relatively small area has established both a quality of intimacy and discovery. The highly skilled workmanship visible in our home indicates the highest level of integrity and professionalism for which we are most grateful.
-Paul Stopforth


Stephen designed a home for us that is much more than I thought a home could be. It is perfectly proportioned and well suited to our needs for privacy, open space, work space and visitors. Rather than simply selecting materials Stephen chose to make a home with spaces that are constructed with the interaction of material and light, proportion and use. As someone drawn to interesting urban settings I had never lived in a home designed by an architect. Instead I used location and proximity as guides and often made the best of available space and circumstance. Working with Stephen has taught me that a well designed home is a place where self regard and human rights are encouraged and can flourish. I am engaged with the spaces I live in and feel an involvement that is much more meaningful than ownership. I no longer ‘make the best of….’ Stephen has made the best.
-Mike Carroll


Stephen Magliocco is an experienced creative, exquisite architect who designs award winning homes. Every home is magnificant — check out his website! He is the architect for our retirement home. In addition to designing the home, he will guide us through the process of contracting, landscaping and the selection of interior finishings. We are at the beginning stage. While Stephen enters the process with a strong since of vision and direction, he thinks carefully about our tastes, life style and budget responding lovingly to our endless questions. Through a patient and enthusiastic process of inquiry and then design and more inquiry and more design, we feel understood and respected, not to mention inspired and excited about each step. Confident, creative, knowledgable and caring are Stephen’s traits which, in turn, make us feel confident and creative participants in the process. We look forward to taking every single step with this brilliant architect who believes in partnering with his clients.
-Pat Handly


We hired Mr. Magliocco to design our house on Cape Cod. We had a unique situation since we were unable to personally view the parcel of land that our home was to be built on. We were depending on Mr. Magliocco to make this project work in a space we had never seen. We spoke with Stephen at length about our needs , accessibility issues, one floor living, dog friendliness, and how to make all this fit into the allowed area and budget. Not only did Mr. Magliocco design us the home we needed but went above and beyond in designing us a beautiful house with many extras that he thought would make our daily lives easier. We depended on him for just about everything. He listened, suggested and he made it happen. His design was everything we wanted and more.
-Carol Karlmann


We are in the midst of designing a house with Stephen. We chose him because we had seen his work, were impressed by his portfolio and found him to be easy to talk to. He is respectful and he listens well. He maintains a graceful calm that makes a big project feel enjoyable and attainable. His design is nothing short of magical. He took our wants and needs and created a wonder. I highly recommend his services. We are greatly looking forward to our build.
-Jane Lea