Richard Renner founded Richard Renner | Architects in 2003. Rick enjoys the collaborative nature of the studio, and is often finding new and interesting ways to ensure this remains true to our working process. As the Principal, he has driven the design of numerous residential, institutional, commercial, and exhibit projects, many of which have been published or won awards. Two residential projects, in Freeport and Portland, Maine, received LEED-Home Platinum ratings. Since the early 1990’s, he has guided the firm to focus on environmentally responsible, humanist architecture. He is currently serving on the Board of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. Rick is an avid photographer, skier and cyclist.
1988-2003: Founded Van Dam & Renner Architects with Samuel Van Dam. Significant projects included a marine
laboratory for the University of New England, facilities for the Bowdoin College Outing Club, classrooms and library for the
Maine College of Art, Maine Audubon’s Environmental Education Center, exhibits for the National Park Service, and the
Liberty Ship Memorial.
1982-1988: Partner at Terrien Architects, Portland, Maine.
1978-1982: Project architect in the office of Terrien Architects, Portland, Maine.
1976-1978: Self-employed working on various renovation projects. Draftsperson and project manager in the office of Weldon Pries, Architect, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1971-1972: Worked as a welder in Bennington, Vermont fabricating and installing sculpture for Anthony Caro, Jules Olitski, Kenneth Noland, and Willard Boepple.
1969-1971: Taught history, humanities, and social studies at Wilmington High School, Wilmington, Vermont.
B.A., Williams College, 1969, Cum Laude with Honors in Political Science.
M. Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976.
Board Member, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.
Former Board Member, Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Portland Public Art Committee.
Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Maine College of Art and Chairman of the Educational Affairs Committee.
Former member of the Executive Committee, Maine Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Green Campus Consortium.
LEED Accredited Professional.
Registered, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Member, American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Board.
As Associate at RR|A, Teresa both contributes to and leads a variety of projects, and manages business development and office duties. Teresa wears many hats, and thrives particularly in the Project Management role. Recently she was Project Manager for the Coastal Co-Housing Community, where the client body consisted of three couples, and construction was fast tracked. Current projects include the Seacoast Waldorf School and several private residences of varying scales.
Teresa is a UK registered Architect with fifteen years of professional architectural experience, eight of which have been at RR|A. Teresa is a Swedish citizen who has lived and worked in several countries (Spain, England, Costa Rica, and the United States), and thereby brings a broad outlook to the table. Teresa’s first experiences in the United States were at Arcosanti in Arizona desert. She eventually settled in Portland Maine, where she now lives with her boat builder husband and two young sons.
2005-2008: Hawkins/Brown Architects, London, UK. Project Architect. Significant projects included Wysing Arts Centre, a non-profit community arts facility with arts studio and separate gallery within a historic and rural setting; Shephalbury Park, a nursery school addition and renovation to existing elementary school; Writtle College, a competition for an agricultural college in Eastern Greater London; Rainham Residential, a large urban residential scheme of 500 apartments; and Kingston University, new Science Labs in an existing building, a complete renovation of the Arts and Architecture Faculty including new and expanded library space, and a new building for the Business and Law faculty.
2004-2005: Anita Sen Architects, London, UK. Architectural Designer on residential and retail projects.
2004-2005: C Change Architects, London, UK. Architectural Designer on bank and hotel projects.
2003: RDJW Architects, Crawley, UK. Architectural Designer. Architectural Designer on educational, residential and industrial projects.
2002-2003: RH Partnership Architects, Brighton, UK. Architectural Designer on educational, residential and industrial projects.
1999-2000: Arcosanti, Arizona. Architectural intern and hand-on construction worker on site.
2006: Architect RIBA III, Distinction Award, London Metropolitan University, UK.
2003: Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture RIBA II, RIBA Design Excellence Award, University of Brighton, UK.
1999: Construction Workshop Diploma, Arcosanti, Prototype Arcology, Arizona.
1999: BA (Hons) Degree in Architectural Design, University of Brighton, UK.
Architects Registration Board, UK.
Former Board Member and Publicity Committee Co-chair, Architalx.
2003: Costa Rica – Bamboo construction and design consultation for private client.
2001: New Zealand – Adobe & mudbrick construction, and permaculture landscaping.
Charles Young is Senior Architect at RR|A, and has a highly keen sense of the relationship between macro and micro aspects of a project. Charles has extensive experience in larger scale projects, such as the ongoing renovations at Maine College of Art. Currently Charles is working on the Brickstack Arts Center, and is overseeing the construction of an extensive house renovation.
Charles is a Registered Architect in Maine and North Carolina and brings over thirty years of experience to the table, eight of which have been at RR|A.
1999-2009: Scott Simons Architects, Portland, Maine. Project Architect. Significant projects included the Knox County Courthouse Addition and Renovation in Rockland Maine; a new 13,400 Tilton Academy Residence Hall in Tilton, NH; the new 18,000 sq. ft. Brewster Academy Arts Building in Wolfeboro, NH; Waynflete Arts Center Phase II, Portland, ME; Portland Public Library Renovation in Portland, ME.
1991-1999: Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates, Greensboro, NC. Project Architect and MMPA Associate. Significant projects included a renovation of a 1927 depot into the Greensboro Multi-Modal Transportation Center; Randolph County Courthouse Addition and Renovations in Asheboro, NC; The 1858 Historic Caswell County Courthouse adaptive reuse renovation into a community meeting hall and administrative offices in Yancey, NC; Mabel D. Smith Associated Campus Ministries Building at UNC Greensboro; Multiple 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facilities for AMP Inc., in Greensboro, NC.
1988-1991: D.O. Tise Architects, Chapel Hill, NC. Project Architect. Significant Projects included adaptive reuse renovations of two abandoned high schools into The E. A. Swain Apartments and Community Center in Edenton, NC and The LHS Community Center and Senior Living Apartments in Lenoir, NC; New Office Headquarters for The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Chapel Hill, NC;
1985-1988: CHR Associates, Chapel Hill, NC. Architectural Intern. Various commercial projects including The Ronald McDonald House; Sheridan Office Headquarters in Chapel Hill, NC, Days Inn Motel in Kenly, NC.
1982-1985: Robert J. Peterson, Morganton, NC. Architectural Intern. Projects included small commercial, religious buildings and custom residences and vacation homes in North Carolina.
B.A., North Carolina State University, School of Design, 1981, Cum Laude with Honors in Environmental Design in Architecture.
University of Oregon, Exchange Program, 1981.
LEED Accredited Professional.
Registered Architect, Maine and North Carolina.
Former Member, USGBC Maine Residential Green Building Committee
Sybil has 9 years of experience working in architecture firms in New England. Sybil is a Registered Architect in Maine and as been an integral part of RR|A for over two years. Sybil’s ability to express ideas through a variety of mediums is a strong asset to RR|A. She has worked on several new and existing single-family homes, and has managed the design and construction for a new 17,000 SF dining hall for a prestigious summer camp in Maine. Sybil provides support for all projects as needed. Sybil is also a board member for Architalx, a non-profit organization dedicated to broadening the awareness and understanding of architecture, landscape architecture, and design within the design community and the general public with provocative dialogue. When Sybil is not working she is often found outside skiing in the winter or surfing and hiking in the summer.
June 2014-December 2014: Austin Design Inc., Colrain, MA. Project Manager. Significant projects included surveying, auditing and generating reports for the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) for Massachusetts’ state facilities’ accessibility compliance; development of construction documents for several residential projects; Additional work included proposal production, shop drawing and specification review.
2008-20014: LineSync Architecture, Wilmington, VT. Architectural Designer. Significant projects included design participation and construction administration of the 2010 AIA VT award winning Bank Park in Wilmington, VT; the rehabilitation of Greenspring’s Club House in West Dover, VT; design development for the Mount Snow Master Plan in West Dover, VT; design development through construction documents of both the 2012 AIA New England award winning Cattail Cottage home and an AIA VT award winning Resilient Apartment in Wilmington, VT 2014.
Part Time 2013-2014: J. Coleman + Company Architects, Brattleboro, VT. Architectural Designer. Significant projects included the renovation of the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro, VT, and several residential renovation projects.
Summers 2007-2008: Michael Singer Studio, Wilmington, VT. Intern. Significant projects included waterfront development feasibility studies along the Connecticut River corridor. Key responsibilities included site diagramming, research and leading public discussion groups on the subject.
Masters in Architecture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 2010-2012. Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society. Thesis: Housing for the Aging.
Bachelors of Environmental Design, University of Colorado, Boulder. 2004-2007. Honors.
Registered Architect, Maine and NCARB Certified
Board member for Architalx
2014: Wilmington, Vermont Development Review Board
2010: Teaching young students in Holyoke, Massachusetts afterschool program in building design.
2009: Wilmington, Vermont Development Review Board