RDA

Reisen Design Associates is an interdisciplinary architecture and landscape architecture firm that has been providing design services to residential, commercial and institutional clients since 1989. We believe in working collaboratively with our clients and consultants to create well designed places that are beautiful, functional, and respectful of the natural environment.

Our experience ranges from and includes single-family homes, multi-family, transit-oriented developments, affordable housing, commercial office spaces and community planning and design. The team has designed and managed affordable housing projects with budgets up to $30 million with over 500 units of housing in the City of Boston and beyond. This includes creating new spaces from old buildings with extensive experience in renovation and adaptive reuse practices. 

OUR TEAM

Dunja Vujinic, Managing Partner and Principal of Reisen Design Associates, is a designer with diverse experience in residential and institutional design and construction practices. Dunja leads the team developing relationships and designs that reflect her sensitivity to, and experience with, user engagement, resulting in projects with a strong sense of place, meaning and intention. Dunja earned her Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. In addition to her design practice, she has taught foundational courses in architectural drawing and design and instituted an elective course focused on community design and social innovation at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Erik Miller, Managing Partner and Principal of Reisen Design Associates, is a registered architect with extensive experience designing, managing and permitting affordable, multifamily and adaptive re-use housing in “gateway cities”, and leading community development strategies throughout Boston’s diverse neighborhoods. With a penchant for the public design process, Erik has led numerous interdisciplinary projects with a focus on providing underrepresented communities with high-impact resources to build their capacity. He currently leads the Center for Community and Learning Partnerships at Wentworth Institute of Technology, using education and design/build practices to transform Boston communities. Erik earned his Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Erik serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston along with serving on numerous other community-based boards and committees across the City of Boston. 

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FOUNDING PRINCIPALS

Hank Reisen is the founding principal of Reisen Design Associates. After receiving a BA in Art, he worked for many years as a carpenter and builder before returning to graduate school at MIT in the 1970s, where he received his Master of Architecture. His hands-on building experience informs his work with materials, structure, and green building technology, while his study of art and architecture and years of design practice aid his sense of composition and proportion. Hank's decades of research, study, and practice of “feng shui” and traditional Asian architecture focuses his design work on the creation of “the spirit of place”. In addition to his design practice, he has taught graduate level architectural design at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has served as a visiting critic for studio reviews at RISD, Harvard, MIT, BAC, Wentworth, and other New England area architecture schools.

Scheri Fultineer is the founding principal of Reisen Design Associates, currently serving as Dean of Architecture + Design at Rhode Island School of Design. Her knowledge of landscape planning and design at diverse scales, years of research into the ways that cultural practices influence the shaping of the landscape, and lively interest in the contemporary challenges of incorporating sustainability into our practice informs both her design work and her teaching. She has provided consulting, master planning and design services to a variety of clients ranging from religious organizations seeking to establish contemplative campuses in remote and ecologically sensitive sites to residential landowners. She holds a Master in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.

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