RODE Architects is a full-service collaborative design firm led by two LEED Accredited principals and owners, Eric J. Robinson and Kevin S. Deabler. Located in the South End of Boston and founded in 2005, RODE’s flexible design process is enriched by an inherent, tight collaboration with clients. RODE provides a far-reaching range of design services, from site master planning and feasibility surveys to project management and innovative architectural solutions. We are nimble, young and resourceful, and proficient in navigating regulatory approvals in fast changing, inner city neighborhoods.

One of RODE’s core competencies is an exceptionally productive working relationship with the BRA, ISD, Health Department, and other authorities. Landmark firm projects like the Bornstein and Pearl Food Production Center, consisting of a 36,000 square foot multi-tenanted food incubator for startup businesses, involved a complex permitting process with the City to allow for the reinvention of an existing industrial building. The Bornstein & Pearl project is the core commercial element within a larger plan to redevelop 4+ acres of vacant land, and bring more than $70 million of investment in affordable housing, commercial development, job creation, job training and youth arts programming to an underserved inner city neighborhood.


RODE’s client collaborations include higher education private institutions, developers, business owners, and private individuals. We have a strong record of effectively collaborating with challenging stakeholder groups to push projects through to completion. RODE is the professional fermentation of their unique skills and capabilities.