Rose Wood Architects, Inc. is an award winning design firm providing a full range of architectural services.  We maintain a diverse practice with an emphasis on residential work.  We approach every project with a thoughtful and joyful process and an attentiveness to the results.  We are strategic in our design interventions and pay particular attention to detail, context and budget.  Founded originally in 1963, Joan Wood Associates was a groundbreaking woman owed architectural office.  It went on to become a well respected and successful design firm, completing projects throughout New England including the renovation of over 100 South End rowhouses.  Joan's son Joshua worked with her for 12 years before taking ownership of the firm and renaming it Rose Wood Architects, Inc.  We continue to produce innovative and professional design work resulting in well designed beautiful buildings. 

Architectural services:

  • residential, commercial, institutional projects

  • new construction, additions, renovations, and interiors

  • design consults & feasibility studies

  • zoning, environmental and historic presentations, hearings and appeals

  • green building services and LEED certification

Our current commissions are diverse.  They include a deep energy retrofit residential addition in Boston, a Passivhaus Community Center in Roxbury, a new Bakery in the South End, the second phase of a landscape project for a low-income housing co-op, a new chemical free home in New Hampshire and residential projects in Jamaica Plain and Somerville.  We have completed work on numerous single and multi-family dwellings throughout New England.  Our projects are urban, suburban, coastal and rural.  We have experience designing mixed use developments, off-grid homes, retail and residential renovations, storefronts, new construction, commercial and medical offices, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, space planning and feasibility studies.  We have a long history of sustainable construction and are LEED accredited professionals.  The firm has been recipient of numerous awards including a recent Boston Society of Architects small firms design award.

Our familiarity with community institutions and in guiding projects through public design review and permitting processes is extensive: the founding principal was a member of the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal and vice chair of the Massachusetts Designer Selections Board.  Joshua has been a Design Review Committee member for numerous projects and community organizations. He also brings a wide variety of practical and professional expertise to the firm (including 10 years of architectural teaching).