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Raphael Architects Expands

Adding Educational Expertise

Raphael Architects has expanded its 30 year practice based in Doylestown Borough. Gretchen Ginnerty, ASID, AIA with over 25 years of experience in architecture and interior design, has relocated from McLean Virginia, to join Raphael Architects and settle in beautiful Bucks County.  Ginnerty adds extensive expertise in educational, hospitality and residential projects.

“The addition of an experienced architect, interior designer and project manager expands the services our firm can offer to our discerning clients,” said Michael Raphael, AIA, LEED AP, founder and principal.  “Her expertise and creativity augment the growing reputation of our award winning firm.”

Prior to joining Raphael Architects, Gretchen practiced with a mid-sized Georgetown architecture firm, developing a regional educational expertise in transforming some of the nation’s finest K through 12 and higher educational institutions. She earned a Master of Architecture degree at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree from The University of Connecticut.  Ms. Ginnerty founded and serves as President of The Love Quilt project, a nonprofit charity that builds relationships between caring Americans and children in South Africa orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Love Quilt Project; uses the power of love to change the lives of vulnerable orphaned South African and American children.  She lives in Plumstead Township with her husband Kevin.

Mr. Raphael, founder of Raphael Architects is a registered architect in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina. Mike, a Bucks County native, received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bucks County Historical Society, active in Central Bucks Rotary, and volunteers for the Upper Bucks YMCA.

Raphael Architects has built a reputation for designing innovative buildings that reflect our client’s unique personality and culture.
 

Adding Depth and Diversity

Two seasoned project managers with over 50 years of combined experience in architecture and interior design have joined Raphael Architects.  Peg MacDonald and Linda Szpak add depth and diversity to this award-winning firm, bringing extensive expertise in healthcare, educational, corporate interiors, and residential design and construction.

“The addition of these experienced project managers marks a step change for our firm,” said Michael Raphael, AIA, LEED AP, founder and principal.  “Further, their addition helps fulfill our vision of creating a more diverse and vibrant practice, with an even broader range of expertise to meet and exceed our client’s needs and visions.”

Prior to joining Raphael Architects, Ms. MacDonald practiced with a Pennsylvania architecture firm, developing an expertise in residential and light commercial construction projects in Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey, New York, and Florida.  She holds Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degrees from Drexel University.  Peg has a keen interest in photography and printmaking, is an avid triathlete, and active with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania.  She lives in Doylestown Township with her family.

Ms. Szpak, a registered architect in Texas, completed her architecture studies at The Ohio State University, and practiced in Texas, California and Ohio. She is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, and brings considerable experience in public school design and health care facilities, having designed numerous outpatient centers.  Linda selected Central Bucks as a great place to settle, and recently moved to Plumstead Township with her family.

Mr. Raphael, is a registered architect in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina. Mike, a Bucks County native, received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bucks County Historical Society, active in Central Bucks Rotary, and volunteers for the Upper Bucks YMCA.

Raphael Architects has built a reputation for designing innovative buildings that reflect our client’s unique personality and culture.

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