John Patrick Picard Architect, Inc. is a full service architectural firm with 20 years of experience and a well established reputation of excellence. Located in Downtown Massillon, the firm is credited with many successful projects such as the Chamber of Commerce/HOF Offices in the Millennium Building, the Canton City Hall building revitalization with featured Corinthian column, the Community Campus at Goodwill, and the Metropolitan Centre of Canton. The firm is also known for its expertise in energy efficient design with projects such as the Energy Star design Brewster Dairy Corporate Offices, the Shearer’s Foods LEED Platinum facility in Massillon, as well as the LEED Certified Metropolitan Centre of Canton. John Patrick Picard, the firm’s owner is the State of Ohio’s authority on accessible design.

The firm’s success is due in part to its dedication to its Core Values.

  • Responsive to Responsibilities
    • Our responsibility is to be responsive
  • Prioritize to Organize
    • Organization is our priority
  • Responsibility to Details
    • Details are our responsibility
  • Allegiance to Success
    • Success is our allegiance
  • Professional Character
    • Characteristics of a professional
  • Builders of Professional Friendships
    • Professional friendship builders

The firm has the primary goal of providing the highest quality service while ensuring integrity and professionalism.


Our philosophy and goal is to design and create architecture that will withstand the test of time, both in materials and in quality of design. We view architecture as the creation of a living sculpture. As a firm, we have elected to provide Architectural Design and Services of the highest quality. We understand that there is absolutely no relationship between cost and good design as "good design is a choice not an expense." Our full-service firm offers traditional architectural services as well as Interior Design and Landscaping Design services. We provide all of these services because we believe that the architecture we create is not just in the floors, walls, and the roofs we build, but more in the emotions we evoke through the spaces we create. By providing all aspects of design, we are better able to create a unified expression within the space.


Our mission is to make professional design and planning services accessible to all. Understanding and conceptualizing client needs, wishes, and limitations while producing superior and accurate construction documents that clearly guide builders in construction and protecting the client’s interest while administrating construction contracts.