Gene has a career in residential design and construction management that spans more than 40 years.
After studying Mechanical Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York Gene began his tenure as a project manager working exclusively on high-end residences in Westchester County, New York and Fairfield County, Connecticut.
After several years in the field as a PM Gene realized that his real passion was design and so at the encouragement of several of the architects for whom Gene had provided PM services he returned to school to study architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York. His years as a PM have given Gene a tremendous grasp on building structure, mechanical systems, site interfacing, material specifying and building envelope.
Being greatly influenced by the Coastal Architecture of McKim, Mead and White and coastal cottage and shingle style in general Gene moved to Rhode Island in 2005 to pursue coastal home design at its roots.
For Gene architecture is as much about communication as it is about design and he enjoys the process of helping people realize their vision and communicating that vision to the contractors and other construction professionals tasked with building. Developing construction documents and plans is something Gene enjoys immensely.
When not at work you’ll find Gene on the water somewhere paddle boarding or surfing, playing music with friends and local musicians, cooking for friends and family or in his shop building furniture.