Framework Architecture

Our mission is to provide innovative architectural design to our clients and to expertly manage the design, and construction process.

Living and Working:  We understand the contemporary home and the innovative office. The residences and workplaces that we design are environments that support productive and joyful living.

Value:  We believe in providing exceptional value to our clients, both with our fees and with the cost to construct our designs. We are dedicated to managing our clients resources while providing them with beautiful projects.

Collaboration:  The design and construction process requires clear and efficient communication between the architect, client, consultants, regulatory agencies and contractors. We are experts at managing the collaboration between all of the project’s stakeholders.

Creativity:  We are relentless problem solvers. We view constraints as the foundation of the creative process. The most vexing problems lead to the most exciting solutions.


R D Gentzler AIA

R D Gentzler established Framework Architecture after seven years of professional experience in New York City.  He has taught Advanced Architectural Studio at Columbia University with Gordon Kipping, and has been an invited juror at Columbia, Pratt, and the University of Pennsylvania.

R D studied at Duke University, the London School of Economics and received his Master of Architecture from Columbia University.

Prior to forming Framework Architecture, R D was a principle designer at Ben Hansen Architect, Mark Rakatansky Studio and G-TECTS – Gordon Kipping Architect.  At these firms he led teams in international design competitions and oversaw the design and construction of small and large scale building projects.

R D is a licensed architect in New York State.

Elisabete Duarte

Elisabete Duarte obtained her Master Degree at EAUM, School of Architecture of University of Minho, Portugal. She began working, in her senior year, with a well established architecture office in the city of Guimaraes. From here, she acquired the ethical, technical knowledge and professional basis for works in residential, institutional and urban design.

In 2005 Elisabete had the opportunity to work in a New York based architecture office, Space 4 Architecture, where she followed several high-end residential projects from concept design to construction administration.

While in New York, she specialized in high-end retail design and construction administration that included two Bulgari stores in New Your City and was assigned as project manager on Scottsdale Bulgari store in Arizona.

Elisabete is a Master Graduate architect since 2002, Licensed to practice in Portugal and Brazil.