Who we are...
Edward "Ted" Rowse
RA, 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 40 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
Asst. State Court Admin.
RI Supreme Court
RA, Director of Design
Richard is the Director of Design within the firm. As ERA’s head designer, he works directly with our clients to help them realize their ideas and aspirations. Richard specializes in vernacular New England Contemporary design, founded in design philosophies similar to Frank Lloyd Wright. He spends countless hours working with the firm’s younger designers as they create elegant design solutions. For almost 50 years, Richard has designed innumerable buildings, including several buildings for Amgen Pharmaceuticals, the City of Providence, and many other clients.
Richard earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design in 1964 and his Master of Architecture degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1967. He is a registered architect in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
"Richard Kuehl became invested in us and our school. We couldn't have asked for a more trusted and reliable partner..."
The Learning Community
RA, Chief Architect
Steve is Chief Architect of the firm. As one of Ted's most trusted leaders, he ensures that only highly sophisticated and accurate project documents are being delivered to our clients. He intently focuses on current code and building construction standards and teaches ERA’s team members to perform with great precision. For over 40 years Steve has created lasting relationships helping Johnson and Wales, Bryant University, and many others achieve their goals.
Steve earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design in 1973. He is a registered architect in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
"...thank you for helping us complete this project as a success and keeping up with our very streamlined schedule, which is an important aspect on most of our projects. I am looking very forward to working with you in the future."
~Brian P. Lanoie
James Partridge AIA
RA, MCPPO, Associate
As an Associate Project Manager at the firm, James 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, James continues to complete project after project for the Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, the United States Navy and many more.
James 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, Ed.D.
Steve is a firm associate and project manager who 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 25 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.
"...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."
Jeremy is a Project Manager at the firm and aids his clients in understanding the nuts and bolts of their projects. He specializes in accessibility requirements and works closely with our clients to show them how codes influence their ideas. As a young project manager, he enjoys sitting with other young team members and helping them solve design challenges. For over 10 years he has successfully designed projects for the United States Coast Guard, Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, the Pawtucket School Department, and several others.
Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Norwich University.
"I can say with confidence that Edward Rowse Architects stands among the industry leaders..."
~Thomas W. Jefferson, Ed.D.
Our office consists of a diversified staff bringing together old and new ways of thinking mixed with modern technology helping to bring our clients' goals to life.