LDa Company Directory


  • Tracy Andrade, PHR, SHRM-CP
    Principal, Business Manager
    617 300 0001
    Tracy Andrade, PHR, SHRM-CP Principal, 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 20 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.

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  • Douglas E. Dick, AIA, LEED BD+C
    617 500 1607
    Douglas E. Dick, AIA, LEED BD+C Principal

    As cofounder of LDa, Doug has over three decades of professional design and project management experience. In addition to his abilities as a designer, Doug is a skilled team builder and project leader. His architectural designs incorporate an artistic vision as well as 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 a variety of not-for-profit organizations. 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 buildings and homes reflect a lifelong interest in the environment and a continuing commitment to address the issues of climate change. 


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  • Treffle LaFleche, AIA, LEED
    617 500 1608
    Treffle LaFleche, AIA, LEED Principal

    As co-founder of LDa, 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. Treff’s professional experience has focused on providing client focused and context sensitive design and project management services. He is a creative leader in a collaborative search for appropriate design solutions and has designed multiple residences to LEED certifications. Treff has served as studio critic, lecturer, and instructor, including posts at the Boston Architectural Center and the University of Virginia. Treff earned his Bachelors of Arts from Dartmouth College and received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Virginia.

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  • John Day, Assoc. AIA, Allied ASID, LEED
    Principal, Interior Design
    617 300 0005
    John 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.

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  • Mike Waters, AIA
    617 300 0015
    Mike Waters, AIA Principal

    Michael is recognized for his expertise in working with design and construction teams on the realization of innovative building designs. His knowledge of building technology and construction combined with a passion for design bring important contributions to every project. Michael leads quality control efforts at LDa, pursuing the highest level of quality in design and documentation. He brings 30-years’ experience as an architect with a collaborative style to LDa staff as a senior mentor. Prior to joining LDa, Michael worked with the Institute of Contemporary Art, overseeing the construction of this Boston landmark. As Senior Associate at Perry Dean Rogers | Partners, Michael led design teams for the RISD Chace Center, The Institute of Contemporary Art and Simmons Hall, the award-winning residence at MIT.

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  • Kyle Sheffield, AIA, LEED BD+C
    617 300 0007
    Kyle 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. Kyle is a member of the Cambridge Historical Commission, The Harvard Square Conservation District Study Committee, and serves on the board of the Cambridge Historical Society.

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Senior Associates

  • Kimberly Barnett, LEED
    Senior Associate
    617 300 0013
    Kimberly 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.

    Instagram: @kimjoy.of.design

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  • Erin Tracey
    Senior Associate, Interior Design
    617 300 0002
    Erin Tracey Senior Associate, Interior Design

    As part of 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.

    Instagram: @erinesteytraceydesigner

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  • Carter Williams, AIA, LEED
    Senior Associate
    617 300 0011
    Carter Williams, AIA, LEED Senior Associate

    Carter focuses on residential design at LDa.  She treasures the process of building personal relationships with the individuals who inhabit each home she works on, together designing architectural solutions that celebrate the uniqueness of each site, family and structure.  Carter is passionate about demystifying the design process, empowering her clients to articulate their own design vision, and intensely collaborating with builders to translate design into reality.  She enjoys working across the widest range of project scales and styles, from new construction to surgical interior renovation, from 18th-century farmhouses to modern urban lofts, and has completed diverse projects in the metro-Boston area and as far afield as Squam Lake, NH, the outer Cape, Martha’s Vineyard and West Palm Beach.  Carter is an active member of Save Venice Boston and an enthusiastic supporter of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.  She is a registered architect in MA, earned her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia and received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in Russian Literature.

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  • Michael Bard
    617 250 7826
    Michael Bard Associate

    Mike has spent the past twelve 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.

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  • Gillian Baresich
    617 300 0017
    Gillian Baresich Associate

    Gillian first moved to New England in 2010 after graduating from Arizona State University where she earned her BSD in Architecture. Before 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.

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  • Ricardo Bilonick
    617 674 1870
    Ricardo Bilonick Associate

    Ricardo’s interest in design and construction began in a boat yard 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 building 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, thesis adviser, and portfolio reviewer. 

    Instagram: @unless.noted.otherwise

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  • Alyson Grigoli, AIA
    617 300 0010
    Alyson Grigoli, AIA Associate

    Alyson joined LDa in 2013 after completing her Masters at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  Alyson has always had a passion for residential design and during her time with LDa she has learned to turn that passion into successful designs for a variety of clients.  From renovating a Back Bay hotel into five luxury condominiums to a modern kitchen addition at a traditional Cambridge residence, Alyson brings her enthusiasm and insights to all projects, small and large.  She uses her graphic design eye and creative mind, along with a knack for understanding and working with contractors, to help her clients create and realize the design of their home.

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  • Thomas Jonak, AIA
    617 300 0008
    Thomas Jonak, AIA Associate

    Over the past decade, Thomas has created architectural design solutions based on a collaborative model for his commercial, institutional, hospitality, and residential clients. As a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design where he received his Master’s degree in Architecture Thomas has provided his expertise in the merging of historic and contemporary aspects of New England’s iconic architecture. His design talent, project experience and extensive knowledge of architectural detailing make him uniquely prepared to lead new and developing projects. Prior project work includes the Lodge and Cabins at Medawisla Camp for the Appalachian Mountain Club, Capiz Lobby Bar for the Boston Renaissance Hotel, and single family homes featured in Design New England and Boston Home.

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  • Peter Makrauer, LEED
    617 300 0003
    Peter Makrauer, LEED Associate

    Peter joined LDa in 2012 after three years in Boston focused on high performance building design. Peter brings his passion for the built and natural environment to every project; whether an institutional, commercial or residential project, he strives for every design to provide an opportunity for improved relationships between our own human ecology and the natural ecologies that sustain us. 

    Peter earned his Master of Architecture at the University of Oregon, where he worked to establish a student-run design build firm and explore the potential of sustainable design in Education. His current focus is a new 60,000 sf operations and maintenance facility for the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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  • Amanda O'Malley, AIA
    617 674 1871
    Amanda O'Malley, AIA Associate

    Amanda joined LDa after receiving her Masters of Architecture from Roger Williams University. 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. 

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  • Julieta Ohri, AIA, LEED AP
    617 299 7389
    Julieta Ohri, AIA, LEED AP 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.

    Instagram: @jpo.design

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  • Ashleigh Sanicola, NCIDQ
    Associate, Interior Design
    617 300 0012
    Ashleigh Sanicola, NCIDQ Associate, Interior Design

    Ashleigh joined the interiors team here at LDa in 2015 after working for a small architectural firm where she focused on commercial design and historic renovations. Her portfolio includes higher education facilities, luxury retail spaces and high end residences. 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. She especially enjoys designing a mix of residential and commercial spaces. Ashleigh earned her BS in Interior Design from Philadelphia University in 2010 and recently received her NCIDQ certification.

    Instagram: @_ams_design

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  • Dean Sawyer
    Associate, Interior Design
    617 300 0004
    Dean Sawyer Associate, Interior Design

    Dean joined LDa after spending time designing in 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.

    Instagram: @jdeansawyer

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Professional Staff

  • Sabrina Afrin
    Junior Architectural Designer
    Sabrina Afrin Junior Architectural Designer

    Sabrina joined LDa in 2018 after receiving her Masters of Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Growing up and working in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sabrina developed a deep understanding of the relationship between culture and architecture, and how it can manifest in the growth and design of communities.  She believes that solid programming and respecting environmental circumstances are the first priority when designing a project.

    She has more than 5 years of experience in the residential architecture sector from working in Massachusetts and in Bangladesh and is currently on her way pursuing her licensure and LEED credentials.

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  • Nichole Bake, ID+C
    Interior Designer
    Nichole Bake, ID+C Interior Designer

    Nichole is a recent addition to the interior design team at LDa. She has worked at a variety of firms across the Boston area, specializing in high-end residential and commercial design in a wide range of styles and methods. Her experience has given her a keen eye for timeless design and she approaches every project with a fresh perspective, working to understand each client’s vision, aesthetic and specific needs for a space — creating solutions that exceed expectations. As a LEED accredited professional, Nichole works to incorporate sustainable design whether a project is aiming for LEED certification or not. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture from the Boston Architectural College.

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  • Jennifer Baker
    Interior Designer
    Jennifer Baker Interior Designer

    Jennifer joined LDa in 2015 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.

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  • Beverly Bienkiewicz
    Junior Architectural Designer
    Beverly Bienkiewicz Junior Architectural Designer

    After traveling through New Zealand, Beverly joined LDa in 2021 with a new world perspective. As a native to New England, and a graduate of Roger Williams University, Beverly has always had an interest in broadening her architectural education through travel. She strives for design that is inclusive of the context and molds with the client and their needs. She has always had an appreciation for the client relationship in residential and how it correlates directly with the amount of detail that goes into a project

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  • Brianna Boidi
    Interior Designer
    Brianna Boidi Interior Designer

    Brianna joined LDa in 2018 after interning and graduating with her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University.  As the daughter of a real-estate agent and a contractor, Bri has been passionate about residential design since a young age. Growing up she always cherished the special trips with her family to visit historical buildings around the country. Interior design allows her to create memorable experiences that cater to the everyday functionality of a space.  Bri enjoys creating special moments that get clients excited about their projects.

    Instagram: @boidi_designs 

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  • Jaime Caraballo
    Administrative Assistant
    Jaime Caraballo Administrative Assistant

    Jaime joined LDa in the Spring of 2019 as an Administrative Assistant. He is an enthusiastic go-getter with a demonstrated history of working in administrative roles and provides daily support to the office operations at LDa. James is skilled in administrative support, vendor liaisons, Microsoft Office, networking, and digital marketing. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Technology from Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla.

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  • Lauren Carter
    Marketing Coordinator
    Lauren Carter Marketing Coordinator

    Lauren is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Art.  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. 

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  • Miguel Castro
    Junior Architectural Designer
    Miguel Castro Junior Architectural Designer

    While growing up in northern Virginia, Miguel was exposed to many different lifestyles and landscapes at a young age which led him to focus his interests and skills in architecture. Miguel has a depth of knowledge on the science behind architecture, and has a deep admiration for details, which helps him approach projects from both angles when designing. Since moving to Boston, he has gained experience in construction, structural framing, and architectural design all while incorporating what he has learned at the university level and from his grass roots. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Catholic University of America and a Master in Architecture Degree from Boston Architectural College.

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  • Frank Cusumano
    Architectural Designer
    Frank Cusumano Architectural Designer

    A Central New York native, Frank joins LDa with about 20 years of project managing and design experience specializing in high-end residential, student-housing for large colleges & universities, hotels & spas, commercial office spaces, and restaurants.  His skills in the design field help him implement the fine details while understanding each aesthetic approach to the overall design intent.  His rigorous, yet team-focused approach stems from successful collaborations with clients, consultants, and contractors.  Frank received an Associates degree from SUNY Morrisville, and his undergraduate degree from the University at Buffalo.

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  • Danielle Farkas, NCIDQ
    Interior Designer
    Danielle Farkas, NCIDQ Interior Designer

    Danielle joined the LDa Interiors team in early 2021. She has tried her hand in both residential and corporate interiors and loves creating spaces that are beautiful as well as functional. From conception to completion, Danielle thrives in the detailed, technical and problem solving aspects of being a designer. The possibility of providing clients with new and exciting designs that make them see their homes differently is what she strives for. Danielle earned her BFA in Interior Design from Syracuse University and has received her NCIDQ certification.

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  • Sara Glassman
    Director of Marketing
    Sara Glassman Director of Marketing

    Sara joined LDa in 2021 and oversees the firm’s marketing efforts, with a focus on business development, brand strategy, and public relations. As Director of Marketing, she works in conjunction with LDa's Marketing Coordinator managing the firm’s advertising, content development, and graphic design projects & materials as well as planning project photography and coordinating staging. Having held marketing roles at architecture firms since 2014, she enjoys working with teams to share their design process and the unique story behind each project. Prior to joining the AEC industry, Sara spent seven years in asset management marketing and client service. She received a Bachelor of Science from Trinity College (Connecticut) and an MBA from Boston University.

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  • Parvaaz Godara
    Junior Architectural Designer
    Parvaaz Godara Junior Architectural Designer

    Parvaaz joined LDa after receiving her Masters of Architecture from Boston Architectural College. From a young age, Parvaaz was interested in designing structures according to how users will experience their surroundings. Her thesis was inspired by the endless types of interaction that are possible within architecture, which in turn has helped her gain a deep understanding of New England architecture. Parvaaz also received her Bachelors of Architecture in India.

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  • Christian Johnson
    Junior Architectural Designer
    Christian Johnson Junior Architectural Designer

    A native of Massachusetts and recent graduate of Roger Williams University, Christian just recently joined LDa and has studied design in New England, Europe, and Cuba. He strives for design to merge the practices of art and architecture, and has found this influences how he approaches design. His professional experience features a wide range, including: architectural design, construction administration and furniture design. He is currently pursuing his licensure and LEED credentials.

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  • Amy Long
    Architectural Designer
    Amy Long Architectural Designer

    Amy joined LDA in 2019. Always seeking for a fresh take on classic design sensibilities, her work is inspired by cities and coastlines near and far, especially those in New England and its environs. She has previously worked for residential firms in Nantucket and Newport.  She holds degrees from Colgate University, The Courtauld Institute of Art and Rhode Island School of Design. 


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  • Alissa Minehart, NCIDQ
    Interior Designer
    Alissa Minehart, NCIDQ Interior Designer

    Alissa recently joined LDa after working at her own firm, Lenore Design. She is an NCIDQ certified Interior Designer who holds a MS in Interior Architecture from Drexel University in addition to a BA in Political Science + Studio Art from the University of Vermont. Alissa’s design philosophy is to create functional yet captivating environments. Her design perspective allows her to create unique spaces that blend old & new, and traditional & modern, resulting in a dynamic design that is tailored to her client’s lifestyle. When she’s not busy immersing herself in design, you can find Alissa "relaxing" at home with her husband Thomas, son Tibbie, daughter Elsie and dog Jackson.

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  • Paola Mondino
    Junior Interior Designer
    Paola Mondino Junior Interior Designer

    Paola’s unique background in the clinical and research field lays the foundation to her approach in design and adaptive reuse. She strives in being a multidisciplinary designer that bridges together architecture, interiors, and psychology. Paola is continuously inspired by the way in which a space affects the individuals’ emotion and behavior, just as the human experience plays a pivotal role in the design process itself.  She has previously worked for residential firms in Newport, RI and Brooklyn, NY.  and holds a Master of Design in Interior Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, a Bachelor‘s degree in Psychology from Florida International University and a Certificate in Interior Design from the University of Miami.

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  • Katherine Morse
    Junior Architectural Designer
    Katherine Morse Junior Architectural Designer

    Katie joined LDa after receiving her Master’s Degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Her thesis focused on the revitalization of ruins, exploring ways in which a design trope could be established when working with existing historical sites. Having grown up in New England, she has found that Boston’s classic and modern buildings have led her to pursue a career in adaptive reuse and preservation where she can bring these two disciplines together.

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  • Rachel Neu
    Junior Architectural Designer
    Rachel Neu Junior Architectural Designer

    Rachel joined LDa in 2018 after receiving her Masters of Architecture from Tulane University. Her thesis focused on designing for the individual’s internal 24-hour cycle and hopes to utilize this approach to create spaces tailored to clients’ individual desires and needs. Rachel learned about regional differences in architecture while studying and working in Baltimore, New Orleans and Rome. She is new to New England and is excited to become familiar with the area through architecture and design.

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  • Audrey Oberst
    Junior Architectural Designer
    Audrey Oberst Junior Architectural Designer

    Audrey joined LDa in the beginning of 2020 after receiving her Bachelor's of Science in Architecture from Keene State College. Her passion lies in sustainability and she studied how to design and achieve a passive solar campus for a school in Benga, Malawi for her senior capstone. Audrey has since pursued and received her LEED Green Associate certification in effort to expand her knowledge. As a native to New England, she feels a strong connection to the architecture of the area; one that both celebrates and enhances the history and charm of the region

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  • Hannah Osthoff, AIA
    Hannah Osthoff, AIA Architect

    Hannah joined LDa in the Spring of 2015.  In her time with the firm, she has established herself as a capable and versatile designer which is showcased by her broad range of experience with several building types, including: residential, commercial, and institutional projects.  Hannah’s passion for bringing good design to many people has led her to work on several projects with Tufts University, which include the renovation of Stratton Hall, and the CoHo Housing Project.  She loves to be involved in all stages of project development but is particularly fond of working closely with contractors during construction to deliver a beautiful final product.  Hannah 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 in her time at RWU led her to receive the AIA Henry Adams Medal.

    Instagram: @architilly 

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  • Diego Rawson
    Architectural Designer
    Diego 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.

    Instagram: @d.rawson_design

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  • Grace Santos
    Junior Interior Designer
    Grace Santos Junior Interior Designer

    Grace joined LDa in 2021 as part of the interiors teams. Her previous experience includes commercial, higher education and biotech design.  New to residential design, she is excited to learn and work alongside the LDa team to create unique spaces. Grace is unafraid of making a statement, especially when it comes to using color or interesting graphics. She has received an Associates Degree in Art & Design and also went onto receive a Bachelors in Interior Design from Wentworth Institute of Technology. 

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  • Ben Strong
    Junior Architectural Designer
    Ben Strong Junior Architectural Designer

    Ben joined LDa in 2021 with experience in residential, commercial, and healthcare design.  His passion for architecture and design stem from a love of woodworking and carpentry.  Having grown up on the South Shore, he gained an appreciation for the traditional New England style but also seeks contemporary inspiration.  Ben developed an interest in healing spaces during his thesis for the Boston Architectural College;  ideas of which, he wishes to develop in tandem with elements and qualities that make a stunning home.

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  • Stephen Way
    Architectural Designer
    Stephen Way Architectural Designer

    Steve is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology and has recently joined LDa after working at a small architecture firm where he focused on high-end residential homes and assisted with the design of Institutional and private boat houses. Steve’s passion for design and construction began as a child. As the son of a carpenter, he spent countless hours in the woodshop and became captivated by the idea of taking something as simple as a block of wood and creating something beautifully functional from it. This passion is reflected in his current architectural work in which he blends style with functionality to create aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly spaces.  Steve also has a strong interest in sustainable and passive design, which he hopes to incorporate into future architectural projects. 

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