LDa Company Directory
Douglas E. Dick, AIA, LEED BD+CPrincipalDouglas E. Dick, AIA, LEED BD+C Principal
As co-founder of LDa, Doug has over thirty years of professional design and project management experience. In addition to his abilities as a designer, Doug is a skilled team builder and project leader. Over the past decade, Doug has created architectural design solutions for commercial, cultural and residential clients. His architectural designs incorporate an artistic vision as well as a dedication to environmental sustainability. In addition to dozens of private residences, Doug’s cultural/commercial design work includes projects for independent primary and secondary schools, private and public universities, and museums. His residential experience also includes multi-family affordable housing and high-end condominiums. Doug’s expertise in sustainable design began long before LEED during his undergraduate studies in the 70’s and 80’s - his design of sustainable and LEED certified buildings and homes reflect a lifelong interest in the environment. He is currently an Advisor for the Appalachian Mountain Club and is former Co-chair of the Melrose Energy Commission and a founder of the Sustainable Melrose Coalition. Doug earned his Bachelor of Architecture at Montana State University and his Master of Design Studies from Harvard University.
Treffle LaFleche, AIA, LEEDPrincipalTreffle LaFleche, AIA, LEED Principal
Treff’s professional experience has focused on providing client focused and context sensitive design and project management services. Treff has achieved local and national recognition for his expertise in the merging of historic and contemporary aspects of New England residential and institutional architecture. He is a creative leader in a collaborative search for appropriate design solutions. Treff has served as studio critic, lecturer, and instructor, including posts at the Boston Architectural Center and the University of Virginia.
John Day, Assoc. AIA, Allied ASID, LEEDPrincipal, Interior DesignJohn Day, Assoc. AIA, Allied ASID, LEED Principal, Interior Design
John's design talent, project experience and extensive knowledge of materials, furniture, finishes, and sustainable design as well as his professional ability to carefully manage projects make him uniquely prepared to lead the interiors department. His experience includes commercial and residential architecture and interior design for private residences from New England to Florida and California. John's prior commercial work includes clients such as the Boston Celtics, Fidelity, BMW North America, Volkswagen and Boston Sports Clubs. He received his Masters Degree in Interior Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Mike Waters, AIAPrincipalMike Waters, AIA Principal
Michael has long been recognized for his expertise in working with owners, designers and construction teams on the realization of innovative building design. His work is infused with design sensitivity and knowledge of ‘how buildings go together’. Most recently, Mike has completed the plan and design of Appalachian Mountain Club’s Medawisla Camp in northern Maine and a complete renovation of the MIT Alpha Theta Sigma Chi Residence at 532 Beacon Street in Boston. Prior to joining LDa, Mike was at the Institute of Contemporary Art, overseeing the design and completion of this Boston waterfront landmark. As a Senior Associate at Perry Dean Rogers | Partners in Boston, Michael led the teams which completed the design and construction of Simmons Hall, the award-winning residence hall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the design of the Chase Center at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Kyle Sheffield, AIA, LEED BD+CPrincipalKyle Sheffield, AIA, LEED BD+C Principal
A native New Englander and an architect for over fifteen years, Kyle has completed numerous residential projects that have focused largely on designs that mediate between contextual New England architecture and the need for more diverse contemporary spatial relationships. He is a hands-on architect who believes in a highly collaborative process, and utilizes his strong design, leadership and communication abilities to ensure every detail is thoughtfully addressed to create a cohesive and timeless result. Kyle received his undergraduate degree in Architectural Studies from Connecticut College, and his Masters in Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Tracy Andrade, PHR, SHRM-CPSenior Associate, Business ManagerTracy Andrade, PHR, SHRM-CP Senior Associate, Business Manager
Tracy is responsible for the complex day to day operations of the firm. Her major responsibilities include financial reporting, firm budgeting & planning, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash management and all human resources tasks including payroll & employee benefits. In addition to the above, Tracy also works closely with each project manager to ensure project budget accountability. She has over 15 years of experience in this position in the A/E/C environment. Tracy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Science degree from Northeastern University.
Kimberly Barnett, LEEDSenior AssociateKimberly Barnett, LEED Senior Associate
Kim first worked for LDa as a summer intern while she was a graduate student. She returned to the firm after finishing her master’s degree at the University of Virginia and gaining experience with commercial and institutional buildings in Washington DC, Boston and Indianapolis. Since returning to LDa, Kim has successfully managed residential and institutional projects, ranging from the renovation of a Back Bay condominium to the design and construction of a new church on the South Shore. Kim is skilled at creating graphic presentations and renderings to help clients visualize designs and facilitate the design process. Her focus on organization and consensus building helps her facilitate the completion of complex building projects.
Amanda HanleySenior Associate, Director of MarketingAmanda Hanley Senior Associate, Director of Marketing
Amanda has been working within the A/E industry for more than a decade, both as a marketing professional and as a graphic designer. Currently she is responsible for directing LDa’s marketing efforts including business development, photography, advertising, brand management, public relations and social media. Dedicated to the growth of the firm, she is proud to be a part of LDa's ongoing collection of awards, press mentions, peer recognition, and strategic project wins. Her design work includes marketing collateral, brand development, information graphics, and digital renderings. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Professional Certificate in Graphic Design at Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA.
Dean Hofelich, LEED BD+CSenior AssociateDean Hofelich, LEED BD+C Senior Associate
Since joining LDa in 2000, Dean has managed a wide variety of LDa's residential, institutional, and commercial projects. He has a keen interest in sustainable design and was a member of the design team for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s award winning Highland Center and Thayer Hall. Dean has also been a member of the project teams for the Museum of Science Gordon Wing and Planetarium renovations, as well as several campus improvements for Bridgewater State University and Springfield Technical Community College. His residential experience includes several new homes and renovations, including a renovation of a historic home that achieved a LEED for Homes Silver rating. Prior to relocating to New England, Dean interned with the Sol Source Inc., a firm that specialized in designing with highly efficient alternative construction materials and methods, where he was involved with several sustainable design projects. While also interning with Woolsey Studio, he gained experience in residential, exhibit, and restaurant design. Dean has earned a Bachelor of Science in Design in Architecture from Arizona State University, and prior to that served 6 years active duty in the United States Marine Corps.
Carter Williams, AIA, LEEDSenior AssociateCarter Williams, AIA, LEED Senior Associate
Since joining LDa in 2008, Carter has managed a variety of projects, including new construction of a LEED-Silver accessible home and a Squam Lake retreat emphasizing vernacular New England forms and materials. Her renovation projects include two contemporary Cambridge condominiums, a Newton master-bath addition, and a Hingham modern-rustic kitchen, in addition to work on the Cape and Vineyard. Carter’s interests in accessibility, sustainability, and specificity of place inspire her search for design solutions that bring joy, comfort, and inspiration to the people they serve. Carter received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia, and is an adjunct faculty member at the Boston Architectural College.
Ricardo BilonickAssociateRicardo Bilonick Associate
Ricardo's interest in design and construction began in a boatyard on the Connecticut River. It was there that he learned how materials interact, the importance of human scale, and discovered the conversation between function and aesthetics. Design principles from the water need little translation on land, and he has spent almost as much time working on homes, as he has at the desk designing them. A graduate of the Boston Architectural Center with Thesis Commendations, Ricardo has stayed active in the school as guest critic, student mentor, and portfolio reviewer.
Julieta Ohri, LEED BD+CAssociateJulieta Ohri, LEED BD+C Associate
Julieta has been a member of the LDa team since September 2008. As an emerging architectural designer with an increasing role in project management, she has worked on a range of residential projects varying in scale from renovations and additions to new builds with a focus on sustainability and New England traditions. In addition to her residential experience, Julieta has worked on institutional renovations and new construction projects including a Fitness Center and Wifi Lounge at Springfield Technical Community College. She earned her Masters in Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. As a LEED accredited professional, she hopes to expand her knowledge of sustainable practices both in residential and commercial settings.
Elizabeth DunneAssociateElizabeth Dunne Associate
A recent addition to our Interiors team, Liz brings with her over 10 years of experience, designing tailor-made luxury residential spaces for homeowners throughout New England. She prides herself in her ability to listen and advocate for her clients, collaborating with all parties to find the best solution for each project. Well versed in historic design and details, Liz pays particular detail to both the architectural and interior design elements of each space.
Cheryl Hacker, AIA, LEED BD+CAssociateCheryl Hacker, AIA, LEED BD+C Associate
A valued member of LDa's design team since 2008, Cheryl has worked on a wide range of residential and institutional projects. During her tenure, her role has transitioned to project management of both renovation and new construction projects throughout the Boston area. Her professional interests lie in translating and expanding her knowledge of sustainability, materiality & details to fit within the New England vernacular. Cheryl is a registered Architect, LEED accredited professional and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Andrew Hinterman, AIAAssociateAndrew Hinterman, AIA Associate
Andy joined LDa in 2005, bringing with him a passion for residential architecture and digital project delivery methods. He has been instrumental in adapting technology to fit LDa’s design process to improve project delivery while allowing the focus to stay on the design of intimate, comfortable spaces. His project work has focused on all types of single family residential work as well as corporate office fit-outs and cultural design projects. Whether it’s a small addition/renovation, new construction, or a meeting space for 100 people, Andy seeks to view the project through the end-users eyes while also including elements of sustainable design.
Thomas Jonak, AIA, LEED BD+CAssociateThomas Jonak, AIA, LEED BD+C Associate
Thomas joined LDa as a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design where he received his Master’s degree in Architecture. With previous professional experience in digital media, industrial design, and print and illustration. Thomas’ focus since joining LDa has been to merge aspects of these disciplines to benefit the architect/client design process and pursue a collaborative and unique experience for each project. Whether through traditional hand sketching or through more contemporary digital rendering, the process pursued for each project changes as needed to improve communication and refine project goals, ultimately leading to a more streamline and successful result. Thomas has also been involved in local community development projects where he applied his knowledge of acoustics, lighting and representation, fundraising and social outreach with organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, Appalachian Mountain Club and the Boston Food Bank.
Peter Makrauer, Assoc. AIA, LEEDAssociatePeter Makrauer, Assoc. AIA, LEED Associate
Peter joined LDa in 2012 after three years in Boston focused on high performance building design. He brings his passion for the built and natural environment to every project; striving for the most sustainable solution possibe. Peter engages in a full range of project types at LDa, from single family residences to renovations of historic buildings in Boston's Back Bay. Peter earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon, where he worked to establish a student-run design build firm and explored the potential of sustainable design in education.
Dean SawyerAssociate, Interior DesignDean Sawyer Associate, Interior Design
Dean recently joined LDa by way of Charleston, South Carolina and New York City. His passion for architecture and interior design developed at a young age, leading into his 15 years of experience in various settings throughout the design field. Dean's ability to incorporate his exclusive style into functional design has been influenced by the environments around him. In the process of design, he often considers himself a facilitator and values his client relationships as much as the work itself. Dean is excited to bring his lifelong experience to LDa.
Erin TraceyAssociate, Interior DesignErin Tracey Associate, Interior Design
As a recent addition to LDa’s interiors team,Erin brings with her an extensive hospitality and residential portfolio, having designed interiors for some of the east coast’s most recognizable names in the restaurant and hotel industry. Prior to joining LDa, she spent the previous decade immersed in restaurant and hospitality design for some of the region’s most notable venues including Park, Max’s Oyster Bar, The Ocean House, Foxwoods Casino, Hendricks at the George Washington Manor, The Mooring, The Eliot Hotel, Sheraton Hotels, and the Weston in Waltham. Erin’s strengths lie in her ability to create exceptional guest experiences that capture a client’s brand, goals, and aspirations, while incorporating proven space planning concepts, innovative uses of materials and technologies and a clear design vision. She has deep knowledge of the New England restaurant and hospitality market, and is able to bring together developers, owners, investors and specialty consultants to coordinate an effective and cost-saving design process.
Thomas Adamietz, AIA, LEED AP BD+CArchitectThomas Adamietz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Architect
Thomas joined LDa in December of 2013 as an Architectural Designer bringing previous experience in high end residential design from Cape Cod and the surrounding Boston area. His family's background in welding instils a focus on details, materiality, and building processes. Being a AIA, LEED AP BD+C accredited professional, he looks to utilize sustainable principals while expanding his experience of urban and community projects. Thomas graduated from North Dakota State University with a Master of Architecture.
Alexa AndersonInterior DesignerAlexa Anderson Interior Designer
Alexa joined the LDa interiors team in the Fall of 2016 and has experience in both residential and commercial projects including high end professional service firms. A third generation designer, Alexa grew up in the architecture world and has a true passion for design. Her ultimate goal is to exceed client expectations and create a space that is highly detailed, functional and beautiful. Alexa loves to create timeless spaces that evoke the client's own unique personal style and needs. She has a BS from Virginia Tech in Interior Design and is nearing completion of her NCIDQ certification.
Jennifer BakerInterior DesignerJennifer Baker Interior Designer
Jennifer recently joined LDa as part of the interiors team. Her previous experience includes public and private educational, commercial, and residential design. After working at both large and small firms in Boston, as well as independently, she has gained extensive knowledge in documentation, space planning, and interior finish and furniture selection. Jennifer thrives on collaboration and is excited for the opportunity to create residential interiors while working closely with architects and fellow designers to expand her understanding of interior architecture. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Endicott College.
Michael BardSenior Architectural DesignerMichael Bard Senior Architectural Designer
A recent addition to the LDa team, Mike has spent the past nine years in the local design community where he has cultivated a passion for custom residential projects. As a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, Mike has fostered an aptitude for seamless integration between refined design aesthetics and building systems and structure. He appreciates the collaborative nature inherent in complex projects and enjoys working with builders and craftsman to produce unique and refined custom projects.
Gillian BaresichArchitectural DesignerGillian Baresich Architectural Designer
Gillian first moved to New England in 2010 after graduating from Arizona State University where she earned her BSD in Architecture. Before recently joining LDa, she worked on a variety of residential and corporate office fit-out projects, expanding her technical skills and ability to effectively collaborate with multi-faceted teams. Gillian first discovered her passion for architecture while living in Arizona. Inspired by the sculptural landscape of the desert, she strives to design buildings that reflect and compliment the surrounding context.
Lauren CarterMarketing CoordinatorLauren Carter Marketing Coordinator
Lauren is a recent graduate of Saint Michael’s College where she received a degree in Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts. With a background in event planning, graphic design and social media coordinating, Lauren is always looking for ways to generate new creative content in an innovating and intriguing way. As a Marketing Coordinator for LDa she maintains a social media presence, curates content for the website, assists on photoshoots, and helps with graphic design + public relations.
Tony Filardo, AIAArchitectTony Filardo, AIA Architect
Tony joined LDa with an interest in working with contemporary detailing and programming in typically traditional areas. Growing up in southern Connecticut, he was exposed to both the New England vernacular and the avant-garde of New York City. He finds inspiration in the juxtaposition of old and new, in the innovation of sustainable design, materiality, adaptive reuse and intelligent space planning, and the constant push for forward thinking to achieve better craft. Tony’s previous professional experience includes residences throughout the Northeast, and retail projects in New York City, Chicago and abroad. He holds his Masters in Architecture from SUNY Buffalo and is a licensed architect in the state of New York.
Alyson Grigoli, AIAArchitectAlyson Grigoli, AIA Architect
Alyson joined LDa in February 2013 after graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a Master of Architecture. Her studies at MassArt and UMass Amherst, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture, have included both large institutional designs and small hands-on design and build projects. She also explored, in depth, the possibilities of public transportation station design in her Master’s Thesis. Alyson’s passion, however, has always been for residential design and she hopes to explore this further as an architectural designer.
Kathy HollInterior Design AssistantKathy Holl Interior Design Assistant
Kathy joined the Interiors team in January 2016, bringing with her a unique skill set that yields a fresh perspective to the space. After graduating from Boston University Questrom School of Business with a concentration in finance, she worked for six years within the industry in investment research and marketing. Her life-long passion for interior design led her to LDa where she enjoys helping clients fulfill their interior design goals. Kathy also holds a MA Real Estate License with experience in the downtown Boston market and nearby suburbs. Her real estate and investment knowledge coupled with a passion for design allows her to provide unparalleled guidance for clients on their design projects.
Jessie HughesInterior DesignerJessie Hughes Interior Designer
Jessie joined the LDa interiors team in the spring of 2014. With a concentration in sustainable design and experience in local high-end residential interiors, she brings a fresh perspective that blends environmental responsibility with classic New England forms and materials. She enjoys facilitating a client’s creative process to help them create spaces that uniquely fit their lifestyle. Jessie graduated with a BS in Interior Design from Endicott College, and plans to become a LEED Green Associate in the near future.
Matthew JesiArchitectural DesignerMatthew Jesi Architectural Designer
Matthew joined LDa after working in Providence, RI where he developed his knowledge of commercial, institutional and residential design. He enjoys transforming tired and abandoned spaces while preserving historic significance in order to accommodate modern needs. Raised on the North Shore of Massachusetts, Matthew grew up surrounded by the New England vernacular, inspiring his appreciation for the many styles of architecture and his ability to contribute to its significance. Matthew received his Masters of Architecture from Roger Williams University and is currently pursuing his licensure.
Britni JeziorskiArchitectural DesignerBritni Jeziorski Architectural Designer
Britni joined LDa as an architectural designer in 2013. With her passion for adaptive reuse of existing & historic structures, her eye for detail, and her interest in practical sustainability, she has worked on a number of residential and institutional renovations around New England. She approaches every project with an excitement to explore the design opportunities found in bringing new life to old spaces, while maintaining a connection to the historic context. Britni is currently pursuing her LEED professional credentials, and she holds a Master of Architecture from Montana State University.
Courtney MussellJunior Interior DesignerCourtney Mussell Junior Interior Designer
Courtney has joined our interiors team after completing an internship with us in the Fall of 2015. As a recent graduate from Endicott College, where she earned a BS in Interior Design, she has developed a design style that balances creativity with function. She focused her thesis on wellness and is continuously inspired to create spaces that positively impact people's lives. She spent a semester in Europe where she developed a deep appreciation for the blend of old and new. Growing up on Martha’s Vineyard, Courtney has been surrounded by an array of design styles and gained inspiration from the vibrant landscapes. Courtney plans to work toward earning her NCIDQ in the near future.
Amanda O'MalleyArchitectural DesignerAmanda O'Malley Architectural Designer
Amanda joined LDa after receiving her Masters of Architecture from Roger Williams University this past spring. Having developed a passion for architecture at young age, the desire to improve lives with design and construction inspired Amanda to focus on housing and community within the urban context for her Master’s thesis. Her previous work experience consists of residential, commercial and institutional projects throughout New York and New England. Amanda is currently pursuing her licensure and LEED professional credentials.
Virginia OferArchitectural DesignerVirginia Ofer Architectural Designer
Virginia recently joined LDa after gaining valuable experience through her internships at commercially-focused design firms in the Boston area. Her sincere appreciation for the impact architecture can have on our lives came from observing her architect parents run a small residential firm in upstate New York. Her graduate thesis focused on the ability of culturally-sensitive spaces to help promote the cooperation and integration of diverse groups of people, especially in situations of mass migration. Equally of interest to her is the interaction between historical and contemporary structures which occurs so frequently in residential design. She is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, from which she received both her Bachelor and Master degrees, as well as high honors for her academic achievements.
Hannah OsthoffArchitectural DesignerHannah Osthoff Architectural Designer
Hannah recently joined LDa after having worked at a small architecture firm in the North End, where she gained experience in residential design and historic preservation. A New England native, Hannah has always been enamored with the area’s rich architectural history, and is particularly interested in designs that meld old traditions with new innovative building techniques. She received her Masters of Architecture from Roger Williams University in December 2012, after completing her thesis which focused on the exploration of different methods of adaptive reuse. Her various achievements led her to receive the AIA Henry Adams Medal.
Diego RawsonArchitectural DesignerDiego Rawson Architectural Designer
Having grown up in The Berkshires, Diego discovered his love for the New England vernacular, particularly in residential design, while working for his family's construction business. His decision to pursue his interest in construction led him to The Boston Architectural College where he will be attending his final year next year in pursuit of his Bachelor's Degree. A lot of Diego’s design inspiration comes from trying to merge the rural lifestyle of the Berkshires with the busy city life he now leads.
Ashleigh SanicolaInterior DesignerAshleigh Sanicola Interior Designer
Ashleigh recently joined the interiors team here at LDa after working for a small architectural firm where she focused on commercial design and historic renovations. Her portfolio also includes higher education facilities and luxury retail spaces. She is passionate about infusing design with character and detail, working with her client’s needs to blend aspects of the New England vernacular with modern luxuries and a contemporary style. Ashleigh earned her BS in Interior Design from Philadelphia University and is currently working on her NCIDQ certification.