Raymond Design Associates (RDA) is a full-service planning and design firm dedicated to the idea that architecture can create stronger communities.
We believe the new construction, renovation, and addition/renovation projects we undertake are an investment of the highest order, and we take that responsibility seriously.
Our portfolio includes PreK-12, Healthcare, Life Sciences/Research, and Municipal projects. We are committed throughout the life of the project, from feasibility study through construction administration and project closeout.
We believe in the “leader-doer” model of planning and design. Our clients have called us a “boutique” firm or a “well-kept secret” for the simple reason that we do not pursue a project unless we are convinced we can execute it to a high standard. We’ve made it a point to bring people into our firm who share that same commitment.
John is a top-performing and results-oriented construction management professional with over 40 years of experience and an exceptionally strong track record of successfully managing a vast range of complex construction projects.
Raymond Design Associates, Inc.
60 Ledgewood Place
Rockland, MA 02370
AIA, LEED AP
As founder of RDA, Gene is principal-in-charge responsible for direct oversight of our academic projects. Since 1985 he has been involved in over eighty preK-12 school design projects. With a reputation for both superior design work and programmatic design responses, two of Gene’s most recent projects have been recognized by the Massachusetts School Building Authority as ‘Model Schools’ speaking to forward-looking 21st Century educational programs and design. Gene’s experience also includes several other projects within the municipal sector including police & fire facilities, emergency call centers, public libraries, town halls, senior centers and community centers.
Higher Education / Life Sciences Lead
Joining RDA in August of 2020, George brings over 36 years of experience in the field of architecture, programming/planning and design to our firm. As President of Trapani + Associates Architects prior to joining RDA, George specialized in healthcare programming, planning and design. George also brings experience with research/life science facilities, religious and educational facilities. As a former Planning Board and Redevelopment Authority (Chair), George has an extensive background in municipal planning and zoning policies. George is currently responsible for daily operations of the firm, project oversight for the expansion of The Carol and James Herscot Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex at MGH & coordination of various programmatic elements for our academic projects.
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RA, LEED AP
Director of Design
With over 27 years of experience, Steve is responsible for oversight overall design and design related policies at RDA, Inc.. Having been with RDA for over 10 years, Steve has continuous experience with
preK-12 educational facilities reaching back to his time with Flansburgh. Steve also has significant experience with Higher Educational Facilities (while with Kotter Kim Associates) including Klaman Hall and Physical Science Building at Cornell University, Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine and the McLean Engineering Science Building at Dartmouth College. Steve is currently overseeing the design of the Fisher Hill Elementary School in Orange MA, Mitchell Elementary School in Bridgewater MA and the Lucretia & Joseph Brown Elementary School in Marblehead.
RA, LEED Green Assoc.
Programming and Planning Lead
Christine is a key member of our team. Her multidisciplinary experience and her approach to her work crosses between programming, planning, architectural design and interior design. She has a broad range of experience ranging from multiple K-12 design assignments to higher education projects at Tufts University School of Medicine and Wheelock College (while with DiMella Shaffer Architects). Her experience is rounded out with corporate and senior living. An accomplished designer, Christine is involved in the early stages of all projects coordinating the programmatic and spatial needs for our work. Christine brings 16 years of experience and she is currently the Project Architect for The Carol and James Herscot Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex at MGH.
Prior to Joining RDA Inc., Michael was a Principal at Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) where he was on staff for 35 years and ultimately responsible for managing documentation and standards for all of their healthcare projects. While at SBA, Michael’s capacity as a Principal/BIM Manger and Project Manager he worked on a wide range of projects in the healthcare market sector. He managed SBA’s standards, protocols and production workflows and was responsible for providing support for existing technology and implementing emerging technologies for the past 19 years. Clients that he managed include Tufts Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard University, Baystate Healthcare, Massachusetts General Hospital BI/Deaconess Medical Center, among many others.
Quality Control Manager / Director of Construction Administration
John is a top-performing and results-oriented construction management professional with over 40 years of experience and an exceptionally strong track record of successfully managing a vast range of complex construction projects. With cumulative costs of over $3B in construction under his belt, John is responsible for Quality Control of all construction documents at RDA and heads the Construction Administration team for projects. Aside from John’s experience with RDA, his resume includes stints with Bovis Lend Lease Construction, Macomber Construction & Suffolk Construction. John was also Design Manager for multiple Joint Coalition Bases in Iraq (AISG) and Afghanistan (ECCI & Lakeshore-Toltest).
RA, LEED AP
Sustainability & Resiliency Design Lead
Angela is a LEED-Certified professional and is responsible for sustainability and resiliency at RDA. She has led the Bridgewater and Marblehead School Building Committee’s through the LEED process, and run Design Charrettes with NGRID, Columbia Gas, and our Engineering Consultants to secure substantial energy-conservation grants. Angela was a key member of RDA’s sustainability and design team for our LEED-Gold certified Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Lynn. As sustainability and resiliency become increasing more important, Angela is a critical part of our team across all specialty design groups.