About PionArch, LLC

Home Design / Build & Commercial Interior Design

About Us

We are driven by challenges and always expand our solution making process by simply complementing each other. Yin-Yang can be thought of as complementary forces interacting to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the parts. With Lidia’s analogical analysis and artistry, her friendly yet persistent nature, and Michal’s discovery of constraints, resolutions, and his honest approach with clients, the dynamic duo created Pionarch Design and Construction. Since the beginning they have served their clients by providing exceptional customer service, meaningful high quality, well designed and well executed projects. They both believe that having one team for design and construction simplifies the process and controls the outcome.

Pionarch Name

Lidia had created the Pionarch name before 2007. The name was adopted by her husband whom she married in 2007. Pionarch existed as a construction company until 2009 when she joined back in. Pionarch registered as an LLC in 2014 and since then it has grown in reputation and experience. Pionarch, LLC is now able to take both residential and commercial projects and is expanding in the commercial market sector year by year.

Why You Will Want to Work With Us

  • We are responsive, positive, and friendly
  • We enjoy teamwork
  • Creativity is always important to our design solutions
  • We bring a European perspective to design solutions
  • We are always honest to ourselves and to our clients
  • We will never push our design ideas on a client who does not want them
  • We create solutions within the context of a home or the character of a space
  • Energy efficiency is a top priority in our design choices
  • We care about the well-being of the planet and all of its inhabitants
  • We design customized spaces using true customization or we can work with systems that have standard sizing
  • We offer high-quality work

Meet Our Team

Lidia Szydlowska

Owner/Founder – Architecture and Interiors

Lidia has over 22 years of experience working with residential and commercial clients. She has an artistic vision for innovation and expertise for creating beautiful, functional buildings reflecting the client’s life or work style. She is focused on building Pionarch through relationships and high company standards.

Lidia was born and raised in Poland. When she is not working in the office, she enjoys drawing, playing the accordion, and writing poems. She came to the United States in 1994 and three years later began working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design. Once she accomplished her degree, she started working for an architect in Beverly, MA and developed her passion for architecture. In 2003, she started working towards her Masters of Architecture at Boston Architectural College. During her studies, she worked for architectural firms in Boston and North Shore. Lidia’s passion is design in its entirety. After she received her Masters Degree in Architecture, she pursued the dream – the business of design. Lidia’s passion and energy are passed on to her clients, employees, friends, and family members. Through her positive attitude and sense of humor she creates meaningful relationships and attracts talent.

Michal Szydlowski

Owner/Founder – Licensed General Contractor

Michal Szydlowski came to the United States from Poland in 2005. Michal has grown the love for building things since his father would often take him to construction sites growing up. Michal entered Law School at the University of Bialystok, Poland, but his heart remained in construction. After three years of studying law, Michal came to the United States and opened up his own construction company.

Michal started building his business by tiling bathrooms, building decks and doing small kitchen renovations. He now specializes in remodeling and constructing homes. His business has grown rapidly because of his outstanding reputation and repeat clients. Studying law taught him to approach his work using logic and practical reasoning. To this day he approaches his goals methodically. His ideas are always brought to life with practicality in mind.

Michal’s strength is to focus on the details. He does not see an alternative to lasting buildings. He believes that well made products and precise craftsmanship is the only way to have a successful project.

Paul San Gemino

Registered Architect in MA, CA

Paul has about 20 years of architectural experience in multifamily residential projects. Including high rise condominium towers, health care/lab/research facilities, hospitality and non-clinical medical tenant improvements. Throughout his career he has worked with various experienced architects, developers, and general contractors. His focus is emphasizing design development, construction documents, construction administration, building information technology (BIM) management, and standardization. His evolving skill set encompasses the diverse requirements mandatory in contemporary architecture: project management, project architecture, and building technology. Paul has worked for 4 large firms in the United States and had decided to join our boutique firm to primarily focus on leading young architects and expanding the company’s desire to accept more commercial projects.

John Hamilton Hale, AIA

Architect – Consultant – Registered Architect MA, VA, MD, NH, AIA

John has established his impressive architectural career over the past 45 years, working on a wide range of project types in the United States and abroad. He brings a strategic perspective to the often complicated planning and design process. He is an innovative problem solver, who enjoys balancing project goals with the culture, budget, and vision of each client. His specialized skill set in the management of complex projects with both design and technical skills that assure timely and cost-effective performance.

Adriana Fernandez

Architectural Designer, Interior Designer

Adriana is passionate and creative. She is personable, organized and skilled at Revit as well as other programs to create drawings and renderings. She has enjoyed working at PionArch these past two years because of the diverse work environment and teamwork. For the past four years, she has had the opportunity to attend the most recognized design event in Europe, the Salone del Mobile Milano where she learned about the latest trends in design. Adriana earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at the Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and she is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture at the Boston Architectural College in Boston. Adriana enjoys leadership and project management. She is on a mission to advance every day.

Purva Mahajan

Architectural Designer, Graphic Designer

Purva earned her Bachelor of Architecture Degree in India and took Interior Design courses at the New York Institute of Art and Design. In her previous experience, Purva has worked with commercial clients to bring new concepts and unique designs to schools and hospitals by developing designs, concepts, and digital models. In addition to her design experience, her level of organization shines through as she has worked closely on construction sites to make sure everything runs smoothly by ensuring permits were correct, licenses were paid, and all construction materials were inspected before use. Purva brings her management skills into our team and ensures work is done in a precise, organized manner.

​David Rader, AIA

Consultant, Registered Architect

David has over 22 years of experience specializing in hospitality and commercial projects. Upon completion of his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from The Georgia Institute of Technology, he moved forward to attend Boston Architectural College, where he achieved his Master’s in Architecture. David is committed to innovation and collaboration. He works closely with clients to understand their vision by listening and developing designs based on their ideas and code requirements. David strives to create an experience in space. Whether the project is a new building or an interior renovation, he has the skills to deliver with a high level of professionalism. David is reliable and a pleasure to work with.

Baileigh Henderson

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Baileigh recently earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Communications from Bryant University. Her love for the creative side of marketing, whether that is digital content design or photography, has helped propel her career in the industry. It is her passion to bring this marketing strategy to help small businesses build their brand presence within their communities. She enjoys working at PionArch because there is a constant flow of creative energy throughout the office. The collaboration between the team is boundless because it is everyone’s mission to work together to achieve a common goal. Her mission is to showcase the tremendous work this team can accomplish for the North Shore and Greater Boston communities.

Jacek Florczyk

Lead Carpenter

Christopher Jurkowski


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