TRIA is a principal-led firm that values client relationships above all. We deliver architecture and design services for scientific and technology organizations, creating the places that advance scientific discovery.
We practice the architecture of discovery, putting innovation at the heart of everything we do. Scientific breakthroughs require fresh thinking, technology tools, and the physical space in which to bring discoveries to light. By matching our skills and experience to our clients’ mission and vision, we enable business success and advance new discoveries, in the lab and across the organization.
Established in 2015, and based in the innovation hub of Boston, TRIA combines a deep understanding of the unique needs of science-based organizations with decades of experience constructing the spaces and places that enable those organizations to meet their goals.
As the managing principal and co-founder of TRIA, Sherwood brings to the team not only his ability to comprehend the technical aspect of construction and design, but also the capability to understand his client’s project needs. These attributes have led to successful completion of many complex projects, as well as earned loyalty from clients, engineers, and contractors alike. Sherwood has primarily focused on the life sciences industry, leading the construction of the spaces that allow scientific breakthroughs.
Jeannie P. Thacker
AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB
TRIA co-founder and principal Jeannie brings practitioner experience to the firm, having held senior research positions with Harvard Medical School and The Takeda Oncology Company. Now, as an architect, she provides high-level leadership for science and technology projects bringing equal parts scientific rigor and service, resulting in innovative design solutions. Jeannie’s ability to speak “scientist” helps to establish initial trust and early project consensus that affords additional opportunities for improved function, design, and goal alignment on even the most technical projects.
AIA, NCARB, LEED AP O+M, CDT
As a practicing architect, Raffe brings over 19 years of building knowledge and expertise spanning multiple market sectors and building types. From high-tech laboratories to mixed-use commercial retail facilities to K-12 educational buildings, Raffe leads the industry with in-depth experience working with and around existing conditions as well as ground up new facilities.
Raffe stresses the importance of a team lead approach while being the main point of contact throughout the process – from conception to close-out.
Director of Interiors
As director of interiors, Lucianna brings 15 years of experience designing creative and innovative spaces for many happy, repeat clients. She has provided thoughtful design and leadership, working closely with the entire team to produce successful projects. Her professional experience has allowed her to bring the clients visions and her creative process together in order to meet the ultimate goal of a stylish yet functional space.
NCIDQ, LEED AP
Senior Interior Designer
Michelle brings to the team over 10 years of experience designing beautiful and functional corporate interior spaces. Michelle gained academic training at Boston Architectural College where she received her Master of Arts in Interior Design, earning several achievement awards along the way. Since then, she has evolved as a design leader at her firms of employment, bringing her creative insight, positive outlook, and sharp ideas to every project she is involved in.
With 10 years in the industry, John brings to the team experience in architecture and interior design. As a project manager, he has been involved in the successful completion of renovations to existing corporate office interiors as well as to new construction and building renovation. His tasks range from construction documentation and building envelope detailing to construction administration. His attention to detail, organization skills, and eye for design has helped to keep his projects delivered with expected design intent, on time and within budget.
LEED AP O+M
Sean brings over 20 years of project experience to highly technical and complex projects. He continually sharpens his skills to better serve clients, while bringing efficient methods to bear on projects. With an eye for design and an ear for clients’ needs, he strives always to integrate aesthetic aims and technical demands to satisfy project goals.
Jane Frances Kepros
LEED Green Associate
With a background in biology research, Jane brings first-hand laboratory knowledge to provide in-depth insight to clients of the sciences. She has an ability to synthesize complex programming data into coherent space planning concepts, allowing the project team to create designs that meet the needs of clients and support the research development taking place in the lab.
Senior Project Manager
Andy brings over 28 years of project experience to the team. His focus is on the science and technology industry. To every project that he leads, Andy brings his exceptional listening and communication skills and his passion for making spaces that work for the users. His clients have included MIT, Pfizer, and Tufts University.
As a registered architect in Massachusetts and Vermont, Michael brings to the team over 30 years of industry experience. His project experience spans various sectors – from laboratory, retail, education, industrial, high-tech clean room, hospitality, and interior renovation. The construction type experience, for these projects, varies from renovations to expansions and new construction.
Ultimately, the measure of our success is in our clients’ success. Our focus is on creating practical, beautiful solutions to the challenges that meet our clients’ needs across all stages of their business and product development cycles.
We take our role as a partner to our clients seriously, which means we take great care of our client relationships. Our principal-driven approach puts our leadership team at the table with client decision-makers, enabling direct, honest, and open dialogue throughout every stage in the process.
TRIA is backed by a strategic investment from global engineering firm DPS.
TRIA operates independently from DPS, but the two companies are closely aligned where it matters. Like TRIA, DPS takes an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to client work, making the company a natural complement to our own approach. And, just as DPS puts people before process, TRIA values client relationships above all, representing a strong alignment of core values.
TRIA is always looking for talented individuals to join our growing team. Open positions include: