• About the Firm

Tektoniks Architects creates beautiful places to live, work + play!

Established in February of 2009, our award-winning firm provides the full range of design services for architectural, interior, and planning projects.


We believe Architecture should inspire.

Every day.

Every "place."

All of the spaces where we live, work, and play should not only serve our needs, but should inspire us to live our most fulfilling, inspired lives.

Our ultimate mission and passion is to create environments which cultivate joy, enhance community, and foster creative reflection.

Tektoniks Architects' success is primarily the result of our extraordinary clients, who inspire and inform our work. The firm also places great importance in high-quality design, an unshakable commitment to exceptional client service, and a rigorous dedication to professional ethics.

Client satisfaction is our highest priority. The firm maintains strong relationships with all of our clients, colleagues, and consultants. A substantial proportion of our projects are repeat customers, or are the result of referrals from our clients and colleagues.

The core values of the firm ensure exceptional results. In addition to striving for exceptional building performance, maintaining a strong commitment to technical excellence, and a diligent pursuit of project requirements.

About the Principal

Ernest Vincent DeMaio III, Architect, was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the New York Institute of Technology, where he attained advanced degrees in Architectural Design and Environmental Design/Urban Studies, each with honors. He received the Dean’s Award for Architectural Design at NYIT upon graduation, and was an Honor Student Teacher of Architectural Design in 1986.

Mr. DeMaio has served as a guest design critic at NYIT, the Boston Architectural College, MIT, and The Wentworth Institute of Technology, among other institutions of architectural endeavor.

Mr. DeMaio has practiced as a design professional since 1980, and has been a licensed architect in Massachusetts since 1990. He is a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C) and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Mr. DeMaio served from 2006-2018 as a member of the Design Review Board for the City of Salem, MA. He also served on the Salem Bike Path Committee from 2010-2015. He is actively involved in community development and events.