Meet the Team

Our architects and designers share a passion for contemporary residential design. For the past fifteen years, this narrow focus has allowed our team to develop the expertise and skills needed to build enduring homes in New England and beyond.

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Colin Flavin, AIA

Founding Principal
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Howard Raley, AIA

Principal
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Heather Souza, AIA

Principal
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Laura Van Hise, AIA

Project Architect

Colin Flavin, AIA

Founding Principal

cflavin
@flavinarchitects.com

Colin directs the firm's design of residential projects. He cultivated Flavin Architects' unique style of Natural Modernism, in which sustainable design and respect for a building’s context are key elements of a clean, contemporary aesthetic. In a world of computer-generated design work, he is an avid sketch artist. Colin brings his drawing skills to conceptualizing the firm’s design work. He excels at recognizing client aspirations and bringing their projects to life. Under Colin’s leadership, Flavin Architects has won state and national design awards and the firm's work has appeared in a range of publications from local to international.

Colin received his Masters of Architecture at MIT, where he was awarded the Chamberlain Prize for Design Excellence. Prior to founding Flavin Architects in 1991, Colin gained practical experience as an associate at Benjamin Thompson & Associates. In his time there, he worked as a designer on projects including Union Station in Washington, D.C. and South Street Seaport in New York City, as well as houses on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod.

Additional Credentials

Speaker, ABX 2020, Mid-Century meets 21st Century Performance

Speaker, B/A/D Talks 2020 Modernist Homes in New England

Speaker, ABX 2019, Design Lessons from Vintage Modern Houses

Glenn Murcutt Master Class, Sydney, AU, 2018

Editorial Contributor, houzz.com, 2016- 2020

Juror, BSA Interior Architecture Awards, 2012

Howard Raley, AIA

Principal

hraley
@flavinarchitects.com

Howard joined Flavin Architects in 2008 and has since earned his position as Principal. He has a deep understanding of the construction process, which helps enable the firm to move smoothly from construction documents to a completed home. He has worked on a wide range of projects, from highly detailed small additions to an 18,000 SQFT modern home, which called for considerable expertise in collaboration and organization. Howard builds and maintains relationships with contractors and consultants and is adept at negotiating the nuances of state and local board approvals. He was a member of the Design Review Board in Wellesley, MA for several years, and makes a focused effort to remain active in the community.

Howard received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Colorado, Denver, and has an Environmental Design degree from University of Colorado in Boulder. His education continued as an intern at Arcosanti, the experimental town in the Arizona desert built to embody the late Paolo Soleri's concept of arcology, the natural connection of architecture and ecology. Working alongside Paolo, Howard was Construction Manager of the East Crescent, a passive solar structure implementing Soleri’s unique designs and construction methods.

Heather Souza, AIA

Principal

hsouza
@flavinarchitects.com

Since joining Flavin Architects in 2013 Heather has risen from Senior Designer to Principal. She has designed and managed several of the firm’s award winning and published projects. One of Heather’s most valued contributions begins with the ability to form a relationship with the client and understand their intentions, in order to mold the project in a way that best elevates their way of living. Heather’s background of a modern urban focused education and her professional career in traditional residential has afforded her the opportunity to explore a larger spectrum of design and construction methods. Her contribution to the firm extends beyond her design projects as she is additionally involved in the marketing and promotion of Flavin Architects.

Heather received her Master of Architecture from the School of Architecture at Northeastern University, graduating magna cum laude in 2009. She also received her Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University, graduating cum laude with a minor in History. She gained practical experience as a Junior Designer at a small architectural firm in Rhode Island that specializes in custom New England Shingle style residential projects. Prior to joining Flavin Architects, Heather held a dual role of Designer and Construction Administrator for a Boston-based design-build company.

Additional Credentials

2021 New England Home 5 Under 40

Laura Van Hise, AIA

Project Architect

lvanhise
@flavinarchitects.com

Laura brings more than two decades of professional expertise to her role as Project Architect, having managed custom residential projects ranging from modest additions to magnificent estates. Projects of all scales benefit from her thoughtful consideration, attention to detail, and administrative organization. She enjoys working closely with the client to elevate the familiar typology of ‘home’ into extraordinary design.

After graduating from Duke University with a BA in Architectural Design, Laura earned her Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon College of Design where she was the Fletcher Farr Ayotte Research assistant and was awarded the Boucher Mouchka Larson Traveling Fellowship. She has served as Project Architect for award winning firms on residential projects in Massachusetts, Lake Tahoe, and Pebble Beach, CA. Prior to joining Flavin Architects in 2021, Laura led her own Boston-based residential architecture studio where she honed her business skills.

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Adam Schroth, AIA

Project Architect
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Michael Bykovski, AIA

Project Architect
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William Adams, AIA

Project Architect
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Ben Thompson

Designer

Adam Schroth, AIA

Project Architect

aschroth
@flavinarchitects.com

Adam joined Flavin Architects in 2021 in the role of Project Architect. Professionally experienced in a broad range of building typologies, spanning from private residential to commercial construction, Adam has developed a process by which he seeks to engage design technologies as descriptive tools for documentation and to reenchant domestic space.

In the spring of 2018, Adam received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Arthur Spayd Brooke Memorial Prize for distinguished work in architecture and design. Prior to pursuing his graduate degree, he received a BS in Architecture at the CUA School of Architecture and Planning. His academic work has been published and exhibited at the District Architecture Center, the ACSA, and the 2014 AIA National Convention.

Michael Bykovski, AIA

Project Architect

mbykovski
@flavinarchitects.com

Michael joined Flavin Architects in 2021 in the role of Project Architect, bringing with him over eight years of professional experience on high-end residential and hospitality projects. Michael uses his extensive technical expertise to bring the conceptual vision of a project to life and facilitates every stage of design from schematic planning to construction documentation. He enjoys working with consultants and contractors and strives to develop lasting relationships. Prior to joining Flavin Architects, Michael facilitated the design and construction of a custom single-family residence in Lincoln, MA and several high-profile projects in New York including a luxury interior fit-out in One World Trade.

Michael earned his Bachelors of Architecture with a Concentration in Art History from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. In addition to his work as an architect, Michael practices the arts of painting, sculpture, and furniture design. His aesthetic sensibility augments his digital models and renderings, helping clients to envision their future homes.

William Adams, AIA

Project Architect

wadams
@flavinarchitects.com

William joined Flavin Architects in 2022 in the role of Project Architect. William’s early work varied from a pedestrian bridge in London to a health facility in Hollywood. After graduating from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 2018, William furthered his career contributing to the design of campus buildings for institutions such as University of Chicago, Vanderbilt, and Brown University. These designs were required to stand the tests of time, and William continues to follow these principles to produce residential architecture that is adapted to its environment in both cultural and technical senses.

William lives outside of Boston with his wife Sylvia where he enjoys working on his house and cooking.

Ben joined Flavin Architects in 2021. He enjoys the representational process inherent in architecture, whether by the creation of digital or physical models. Ben has a discerning eye for detail, a critical understanding of materials, and a deep appreciation of craft.

Ben received his Master of Architecture from Yale University. During his final semester, his studio project was nominated for the H.I. Feldman Prize, which is awarded to the student who demonstrates the best solution to an architectural problem in an advanced studio. He has a background in sculpture and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from College for Creative Studies in Michigan. Ben is interested in the history of art and architecture and the ongoing conversation that connects the design of the past to that of the present.

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Natalie Hoch

Designer

Jinah Nene-Oh

Designer
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Stephanie Wallace

Operations Manager

Chey Porto

Accounts Assistant

Natalie Hoch

Designer

nhoch
@flavinarchitects.com

Natalie joined Flavin Architects in 2022. She brings a passion for contemporary architecture rooted in nature and a background of working at residential design firms from coast to coast. A deep appreciation for the natural world cements Natalie's interests in sustainable design and construction practices, while a thirst for knowledge keeps her constantly on the lookout for ways to improve her craft. Outside of work, she enjoys hobbies from painting to woodworking, which reflect in her attention to detail at the office.

Natalie graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Architecture from Northeastern University in 2021 and will receive her Master of Architecture in 2022. She intends to pursue licensure as well as certifications in sustainable practices once her formal education is complete.

Jinah Nene-Oh

Designer

joh
@flavinarchitects.com

Jinah joined Flavin Architects in 2022 in the role of Project Designer/Manager. Her professional experience has its roots in resi-mercial design, ranging from training facilities all the way to multi-family housing. In her most recent years, she designed two floors of a multi-story tower project for a global tech company in Cambridge, MA. The program consisted of workspace, collaborative spaces, meeting spaces, dining, and social spaces, all under a playful and contemporary aesthetic.

Jinah received her Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was able to combine her love for painting and drawing into a unique digital graphic sensibility. During her studies at Penn, she was awarded a three year departmental grant, selected for publications by the Department of Architecture, and featured in Philadelphia’s AIA exhibit. Jinah earned her Bachelor of Arts for Architectural History and Art with a concentration in Greco-Roman history at Connecticut College. With her professional shift into residential architecture, Jinah strives to bring a new and unique perspective that is grounded in the intersection between new and old.

Stephanie Wallace

Operations Manager

swallace
@flavinarchitects.com

Stephanie joined Flavin Architects in 2017 as Studio Manager and Bookkeeper. She has an eye for detail and has streamlined, organized, or developed systems to create logical and concrete improvements in operations, communication, and management. A true jack-of-all-trades, her passion for collaboration originates in her interdisciplinary graduate education in art and photography. She has grown into the role of Operations Manager by keeping the studio running efficiently, handling incoming client inquiries, invoicing, and reporting, as well as the marketing and promotion of Flavin Architect’s work.

Stephanie received her Masters of Fine Art from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and her Bachelors of Fine Art in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She photographs with film and digital, creating narratives by framing the everyday in a way that reveals beauty while exploring the notion of an idealized world. Her work has been exhibited at First Street Gallery in New York, the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Southern Exposure in San Francisco.

Chey Porto

Accounts Assistant

cporto
@flavinarchitects.com

Chey joined Flavin Architects in 2022 and has been working diligently to support the Flavin team with general office management and operational support.

After receiving her BA in Theology with a focus on Historical Theology and Ancient Greek, graduating summa cum laude, Chey has worked in various professional settings, including at Texas Tech University in the department of Women and Gender Studies, and at a civil litigation firm, where she honed her skills in office organization and management.

Chey is currently working on her interdisciplinary MFA in Art History and Ceramics at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a goal of working as an Arts Conservator. Chey is passionate about history, art, and cultural studies.

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Colin Flavin, AIA

Founding Principal
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Howard Raley, AIA

Principal

Colin Flavin, AIA

Founding Principal

cflavin
@flavinarchitects.com

Colin directs the firm's design of residential projects. He cultivated Flavin Architects' unique style of Natural Modernism, in which sustainable design and respect for a building’s context are key elements of a clean, contemporary aesthetic. In a world of computer-generated design work, he is an avid sketch artist. Colin brings his drawing skills to conceptualizing the firm’s design work. He excels at recognizing client aspirations and bringing their projects to life. Under Colin’s leadership, Flavin Architects has won state and national design awards and the firm's work has appeared in a range of publications from local to international.

Colin received his Masters of Architecture at MIT, where he was awarded the Chamberlain Prize for Design Excellence. Prior to founding Flavin Architects in 1991, Colin gained practical experience as an associate at Benjamin Thompson & Associates. In his time there, he worked as a designer on projects including Union Station in Washington, D.C. and South Street Seaport in New York City, as well as houses on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod.

Additional Credentials

Speaker, ABX 2020, Mid-Century meets 21st Century Performance

Speaker, B/A/D Talks 2020 Modernist Homes in New England

Speaker, ABX 2019, Design Lessons from Vintage Modern Houses

Glenn Murcutt Master Class, Sydney, AU, 2018

Editorial Contributor, houzz.com, 2016- 2020

Juror, BSA Interior Architecture Awards, 2012

Howard Raley, AIA

Principal

hraley
@flavinarchitects.com

Howard joined Flavin Architects in 2008 and has since earned his position as Principal. He has a deep understanding of the construction process, which helps enable the firm to move smoothly from construction documents to a completed home. He has worked on a wide range of projects, from highly detailed small additions to an 18,000 SQFT modern home, which called for considerable expertise in collaboration and organization. Howard builds and maintains relationships with contractors and consultants and is adept at negotiating the nuances of state and local board approvals. He was a member of the Design Review Board in Wellesley, MA for several years, and makes a focused effort to remain active in the community.

Howard received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Colorado, Denver, and has an Environmental Design degree from University of Colorado in Boulder. His education continued as an intern at Arcosanti, the experimental town in the Arizona desert built to embody the late Paolo Soleri's concept of arcology, the natural connection of architecture and ecology. Working alongside Paolo, Howard was Construction Manager of the East Crescent, a passive solar structure implementing Soleri’s unique designs and construction methods.

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Heather Souza, AIA

Principal
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Laura Van Hise, AIA

Project Architect

Heather Souza, AIA

Principal

hsouza
@flavinarchitects.com

Since joining Flavin Architects in 2013 Heather has risen from Senior Designer to Principal. She has designed and managed several of the firm’s award winning and published projects. One of Heather’s most valued contributions begins with the ability to form a relationship with the client and understand their intentions, in order to mold the project in a way that best elevates their way of living. Heather’s background of a modern urban focused education and her professional career in traditional residential has afforded her the opportunity to explore a larger spectrum of design and construction methods. Her contribution to the firm extends beyond her design projects as she is additionally involved in the marketing and promotion of Flavin Architects.

Heather received her Master of Architecture from the School of Architecture at Northeastern University, graduating magna cum laude in 2009. She also received her Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University, graduating cum laude with a minor in History. She gained practical experience as a Junior Designer at a small architectural firm in Rhode Island that specializes in custom New England Shingle style residential projects. Prior to joining Flavin Architects, Heather held a dual role of Designer and Construction Administrator for a Boston-based design-build company.

Additional Credentials

2021 New England Home 5 Under 40

Laura Van Hise, AIA

Project Architect

lvanhise
@flavinarchitects.com

Laura brings more than two decades of professional expertise to her role as Project Architect, having managed custom residential projects ranging from modest additions to magnificent estates. Projects of all scales benefit from her thoughtful consideration, attention to detail, and administrative organization. She enjoys working closely with the client to elevate the familiar typology of ‘home’ into extraordinary design.

After graduating from Duke University with a BA in Architectural Design, Laura earned her Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon College of Design where she was the Fletcher Farr Ayotte Research assistant and was awarded the Boucher Mouchka Larson Traveling Fellowship. She has served as Project Architect for award winning firms on residential projects in Massachusetts, Lake Tahoe, and Pebble Beach, CA. Prior to joining Flavin Architects in 2021, Laura led her own Boston-based residential architecture studio where she honed her business skills.

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Adam Schroth, AIA

Project Architect
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Michael Bykovski, AIA

Project Architect

Adam Schroth, AIA

Project Architect

aschroth
@flavinarchitects.com

Adam joined Flavin Architects in 2021 in the role of Project Architect. Professionally experienced in a broad range of building typologies, spanning from private residential to commercial construction, Adam has developed a process by which he seeks to engage design technologies as descriptive tools for documentation and to reenchant domestic space.

In the spring of 2018, Adam received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Arthur Spayd Brooke Memorial Prize for distinguished work in architecture and design. Prior to pursuing his graduate degree, he received a BS in Architecture at the CUA School of Architecture and Planning. His academic work has been published and exhibited at the District Architecture Center, the ACSA, and the 2014 AIA National Convention.

Michael Bykovski, AIA

Project Architect

mbykovski
@flavinarchitects.com

Michael joined Flavin Architects in 2021 in the role of Project Architect, bringing with him over eight years of professional experience on high-end residential and hospitality projects. Michael uses his extensive technical expertise to bring the conceptual vision of a project to life and facilitates every stage of design from schematic planning to construction documentation. He enjoys working with consultants and contractors and strives to develop lasting relationships. Prior to joining Flavin Architects, Michael facilitated the design and construction of a custom single-family residence in Lincoln, MA and several high-profile projects in New York including a luxury interior fit-out in One World Trade.

Michael earned his Bachelors of Architecture with a Concentration in Art History from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. In addition to his work as an architect, Michael practices the arts of painting, sculpture, and furniture design. His aesthetic sensibility augments his digital models and renderings, helping clients to envision their future homes.

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William Adams, AIA

Project Architect
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Ben Thompson

Designer

William Adams, AIA

Project Architect

wadams
@flavinarchitects.com

William joined Flavin Architects in 2022 in the role of Project Architect. William’s early work varied from a pedestrian bridge in London to a health facility in Hollywood. After graduating from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 2018, William furthered his career contributing to the design of campus buildings for institutions such as University of Chicago, Vanderbilt, and Brown University. These designs were required to stand the tests of time, and William continues to follow these principles to produce residential architecture that is adapted to its environment in both cultural and technical senses.

William lives outside of Boston with his wife Sylvia where he enjoys working on his house and cooking.

Ben joined Flavin Architects in 2021. He enjoys the representational process inherent in architecture, whether by the creation of digital or physical models. Ben has a discerning eye for detail, a critical understanding of materials, and a deep appreciation of craft.

Ben received his Master of Architecture from Yale University. During his final semester, his studio project was nominated for the H.I. Feldman Prize, which is awarded to the student who demonstrates the best solution to an architectural problem in an advanced studio. He has a background in sculpture and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from College for Creative Studies in Michigan. Ben is interested in the history of art and architecture and the ongoing conversation that connects the design of the past to that of the present.

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Natalie Hoch

Designer

Jinah Nene-Oh

Designer

Natalie Hoch

Designer

nhoch
@flavinarchitects.com

Natalie joined Flavin Architects in 2022. She brings a passion for contemporary architecture rooted in nature and a background of working at residential design firms from coast to coast. A deep appreciation for the natural world cements Natalie's interests in sustainable design and construction practices, while a thirst for knowledge keeps her constantly on the lookout for ways to improve her craft. Outside of work, she enjoys hobbies from painting to woodworking, which reflect in her attention to detail at the office.

Natalie graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Architecture from Northeastern University in 2021 and will receive her Master of Architecture in 2022. She intends to pursue licensure as well as certifications in sustainable practices once her formal education is complete.

Jinah Nene-Oh

Designer

joh
@flavinarchitects.com

Jinah joined Flavin Architects in 2022 in the role of Project Designer/Manager. Her professional experience has its roots in resi-mercial design, ranging from training facilities all the way to multi-family housing. In her most recent years, she designed two floors of a multi-story tower project for a global tech company in Cambridge, MA. The program consisted of workspace, collaborative spaces, meeting spaces, dining, and social spaces, all under a playful and contemporary aesthetic.

Jinah received her Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was able to combine her love for painting and drawing into a unique digital graphic sensibility. During her studies at Penn, she was awarded a three year departmental grant, selected for publications by the Department of Architecture, and featured in Philadelphia’s AIA exhibit. Jinah earned her Bachelor of Arts for Architectural History and Art with a concentration in Greco-Roman history at Connecticut College. With her professional shift into residential architecture, Jinah strives to bring a new and unique perspective that is grounded in the intersection between new and old.

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Stephanie Wallace

Operations Manager

Chey Porto

Accounts Assistant

Stephanie Wallace

Operations Manager

swallace
@flavinarchitects.com

Stephanie joined Flavin Architects in 2017 as Studio Manager and Bookkeeper. She has an eye for detail and has streamlined, organized, or developed systems to create logical and concrete improvements in operations, communication, and management. A true jack-of-all-trades, her passion for collaboration originates in her interdisciplinary graduate education in art and photography. She has grown into the role of Operations Manager by keeping the studio running efficiently, handling incoming client inquiries, invoicing, and reporting, as well as the marketing and promotion of Flavin Architect’s work.

Stephanie received her Masters of Fine Art from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and her Bachelors of Fine Art in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She photographs with film and digital, creating narratives by framing the everyday in a way that reveals beauty while exploring the notion of an idealized world. Her work has been exhibited at First Street Gallery in New York, the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Southern Exposure in San Francisco.

Chey Porto

Accounts Assistant

cporto
@flavinarchitects.com

Chey joined Flavin Architects in 2022 and has been working diligently to support the Flavin team with general office management and operational support.

After receiving her BA in Theology with a focus on Historical Theology and Ancient Greek, graduating summa cum laude, Chey has worked in various professional settings, including at Texas Tech University in the department of Women and Gender Studies, and at a civil litigation firm, where she honed her skills in office organization and management.

Chey is currently working on her interdisciplinary MFA in Art History and Ceramics at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a goal of working as an Arts Conservator. Chey is passionate about history, art, and cultural studies.