Who we are...
President and Founder
Ted established Edward Rowse Architects, Inc. (ERA) in 1989 because he believed (and still believes) "full service" means "to fully serve". This applies to clients, business partners and our community. As president, he is in charge of exceeding every aspect of our clients’ expectations, from proposal and concept to walking them through their brand new space. Ted works closely with everyone on each design team and inspires confidence in them. He has clearly established more than just a business over the past 45 years; he has created and nurtured a community of partnerships that has led to decades of repeat business.
Ted is a registered Architect in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine.
"Mr. Rowse's attention to every detail of the specifications was uncanny...[his] professionalism and knowledge was an extremely valuable asset..."
~Stephen J. Kerr
Assistant State Court Administrator
Rhode Island Supreme Court
Principal - Architect
As a Principal, Steve enjoys working with his team and our clients to deliver a product that exceeds expectations. Having honed building skills in the construction industry, Steve specializes in advanced construction procedures and grounded building practices. Steve enjoys teaching younger designers solid modeling principals and construction techniques.
As a member of the ERA team for over 28 years, Steve has dedicated his career to building professional relationships and delivering the right solution to the client. Steve has served and continues to serve clients such as the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Housing Authorities throughout the country and the Barnstable Sheriff’s Office.
Steve is a registered Architect in New Hampshire and is currently seeking registrations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
"...diligent, professional and timely in both his documentation and management...Steve is always available to listen to our concerns and works hard to meet our needs and deadlines."
Barnstable County Sheriff's Office
James Partridge, AIA
Principal - Architect
As a Principal, Jim keeps our projects running smoothly. He specializes in coordination and works closely with his team to ensure that our client's needs and expectations are being met on all reports, drawings, and specifications. He oversees ERA’s design team on a daily basis and educates younger team members on how to design effectively and efficiently. With over 30 years of experience, Jim continues to complete project after project for the Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, the United States Navy and many more.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Roger Williams University in 1979. He is a registered Architect in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.
"From the initial presentation to the conclusion of the punch list, we were more than pleased with the professionalism, attention to detail, creativity, and flexibility of the firm and more specifically James Partridge who worked most closely with us."
~Thomas W. Jefferson
Lynnfield Public Schools
Our Talented & Dedicated Design Staff:
Our firm consists of three registered architects, six design associates, one administrative, one marketing personnel and collegiate interns. We continue to grow, we foster collegiate interns from nearby universities to mentor the next generation of talent so our field can flourish.