An allergy to red cedar wood forced Joseph to return exclusively to the Architectural Design field. He earned extensive design experience at Botticelli & Pohl Architects on Nantucket over thirteen years. During his tenure there, he managed design projects, represented owners before all local Boards and Commissions, coordinated engineering and permitting documents, and interfaced on site with clients and builders alike. Over the course of two years during this time, Joseph also designed and built his own custom home, working nights and weekends.
With twenty-five years of experience in design and construction, and increasing demand for private consultation, Joseph decided to venture into private practice in 2006 with his own firm, Topham Design, llc. While most of his projects are on Nantucket, he has also done work for those island clients whose confidence in Joseph’s ability inspired them to retain his services for their off-island projects.
Born and raised on Nantucket, Joseph resides on island with his wife and two daughters