The business model for my small development firm relies on developing relationships with a select group of professionals whom I can trust for timely and expert guidance. In the past several years, Gary has become my “go to” architect as I evaluate new opportunities. My trust in Gary’s expertise grew out of the tremendous work he did in spearheading the design of the innovative Moran Square Redevelopment project, which meets both Passive House and Historic Rehabilitation standards. That work has led us to work together on equally exciting projects under development.
Jon Rudzinski, Owner, Rees-Larkin Development LLC
Gary’s background includes nearly 30 years of planning and design work for adaptive reuse, hospitality, multifamily residential, and assisted living and long-term care projects. Since joining TAT in 1991, Gary has helped lead a diverse array of projects, and has become known as a passionate advocate for architecture’s ability to revitalize communities nationwide. Gary’s current projects include planning and design for the Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences, a new 33-story mixed-use tower with a 154-key five-star hotel, 146 luxury condominiums, as well as retail and restaurant space. Upon completion, it will be the famous Raffles brand’s first mixed-use property in North America.
Gary’s other hospitality work includes TAT’s award-winning Back Bay Hotel, the conversion of the historic former Boston police headquarters into a 220-key boutique hospitality destination. His affordable housing portfolio include Uphams Crossing, the transformation of a former Archdiocese of Boston parish campus into 80 units of new workforce and permanent supportive housing combining adaptive reuse and new construction. Gary’s recent healthcare work includes the White Plains Institute for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, an advanced skilled nursing facility in White Plains, New York.
In addition to his project work, Gary has spearheaded many of TAT’s mentorship and professional development initiatives, including the firm’s sponsorship of and advisory role in a longstanding student design competition at the Boston Architectural College, where Gary also served as a guest critic. A graduate of the Wentworth Institute of Technology, he is a registered architect in Massachusetts and a LEED Accredited Professional.