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Public Housing Architects

Proudly serving New England's public housing communities for over 35 years

Low incoming housing design architect

With over 3 decades of experience designing and modernizing affordable housing in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, our team has the experience to work on your project no matter the scope. We work efficiently, within budget, and with sensitivity to the building occupants. We deliver designs that respond to your program, site, and available funding.

Rowse Architects is a full-service architectural design firm that believes in community, collaboration, and creativity. For over 35 years, Rowse has provided their clients with reliable architectural services including: planning, design, value engineering, interior programming, production, and construction administration. It is the goal of every staff member at Rowse Architects to assume the role of the resourceful collaborator – one who listens, defines, creates, documents, and executes.

With offices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Rowse has been part of the New England fabric since their founding in 1989 by Edward “Ted” Rowse. With Rowse Architects’ own in-house strengths and consultant network capabilities, the firm has developed a reputation for product excellence and an unwavering commitment to client satisfaction.

Layout of low incoming housing project

Our Experience:

  • New Design-Build

  • Master Planning

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Modernization

  • New Accessible (ADA) Units

  • Bathroom and Kitchen Upgrades

  • ADA Upgrades

  • Life Safety Upgrades

  • Building Envelope Repairs

  • Weatherization

  • Doors, Window Replacements

  • Roof, Fascia, and Soffit Replacements

  • HVAC Upgrades

  • Ventilation Improvements

two architects

Brittany Grant, AIA and Elizabeth Jackson, AIA

Rowse's two public housing experts have a combined 25 years experience providing architectural services in MA and RI.

Brittany leads our design team and is known for her strong organizational skills, knowledge of code and construction, and her hand-on approach to client facilitation. All contributing factors to our reputation for delivering projects on-time and within budget.

Liz’s areas of design expertise are in public housing, accessible design, and adaptive reuse including all phases of design – from feasibility to finish specifications. She utilizes her skills in observing, analyzing, planning, and coordination to solve even the most difficult of problems.

We're proud to have provided architectural services for:


The result of this project far exceeded our expectations... it is not often in today's day and age that you find a firm that presents itself with the level of professionalism that Rowse Architects presents.

Michael Medeiros
Modernization/Special Projects
Taunton Housing Authority

Let's Work Together!

RI: (401) 331-9200

MA: (774) 215-9270

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