Chris Rice, Partner

Christopher Rice founded the firm with the belief that if you love what you do, you will do it well. With over 30 years of experience in shore area custom residential architecture, Chris is always striving for perfection and looking for new ways to create great architecture along our many waterways. Other than spending time with his wife and four children, Chris enjoys golf and travel. After graduating from Clemson University, Chris worked for small local firms in an effort to gather as much experience as possible before establishing his own firm in 1998. “My standards are very high…I expect only the best from my staff and of our work.” Chris is an active member of many organizations, including the AIA, Sea Girt Chamber of Commerce, former Trustee of Manasquan River Golf Club, Habitat for Humanity, Advisory Board at High Tech HS., and the Surfrider Foundation. Chris’ passion for his work is evident in every home he designs.

Dustin Brown, Partner

Dustin Brown is an integral part of the firms success. His knowledge of construction drawings and autocad make him a leader in the firm. After graduating from Lafayette, Dustin shifted his efforts from civil engineering to architecture, once he realized how much he loved contributing positively to our built environment. Dustin is a very bright and talented architect who gets results. He manages the firms drafting department, and the entire staff.


Missy Corbet, Office Manager

Missy Corbet joined our firm many years ago as an Administrative Assistant, and has proven to be an integral part of our success. Our clients love her! Her professionalism and organization help improve the overall flow of the office and its daily operations and communications. This allows Chris, Dustin and the architects to better concentrate on architecture.


Steve Dembinski, Project Architect

Steve comes to us with 17 years of experience managing Commercial and Residential Projects. After graduating with degrees in both Architecture and Building Construction Technology, he started his career in Commercial Construction Administration. Several years later, he made a transition focusing on distinctive Residential projects along the Jersey Shore.

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