Feasibility studies & master plans
Residential structural design & coordination
Construction budgeting & estimating
Design-Build Joint Ventures
About My Firm
Patrick Rettig Architect LLC is a practice focused exclusively on residential architecture and project management - helping homeowners, contractors and architects create functional, livable, and beautiful renovations, additions and new homes. I have extensive experience with both the design and construction challenges associated with working on and among New England homes of all ages and styles - and I bring that experience, along with a dedication to high quality design and open communication, to each and every project.
My career began at an early age in my father's basement workshop, where my brother and I were free to use hand tools and scraps of material to make and fix things. After completing my undergraduate degree in philosophy, I moved to San Diego and found a job working as a laborer for a foundation repair contractor, digging trenches, jackhammering slabs, setting rebar, pouring concrete, and somehow realizing that what I wanted to do with the rest of my life was build things.
Since that time, I've worked for both a large construction company and a large architecture firm (Suffolk Construction Company and DiMella Shaffer, respectively) - and then later, as the co-owner of a smaller scale residential design-build firm, I worked as a designer, project manager, site supervisor and carpenter on residential projects of all shapes and sizes.
I've found that my passion is residential design and construction. I love working with clients to define a vision, and I love spending time on the building site with contractors and subcontractors figuring out how to make that vision happen.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in philosophy from Harvard University and a Master of Architecture from Boston Architectural College. I am a Massachusetts licensed Architect, a Massachusetts licensed Construction Supervisor, and a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional.