ABOUT RED BARN
We believe in happy.
Happy clients start with a clear design process. The results are designs that reflect our clients’ values and will positively impact their day-to-day life. We’re not here to exercise our egos; we’re here to understand each household’s unique needs and lifestyle. That translates into thoughtful spaces that elevate life through improved functionality, more enjoyment, and beautiful details.
Ryan and Caitlin McShera
Principals + Founders
Ryan is a registered architect and has 20 years of professional practice. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and also holds a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License. Ryan’s path to architecture began early. His father was a home builder and Ryan followed his footsteps. At an early age, Ryan developed an advanced technical understanding of building components and construction means and methods. After five years in the construction field, he entered Boston Architectural College. Ryan has 15 years’ experience practicing on the North Shore. In this time, Ryan has developed a network of trusted contractors, suppliers, and other vendors as well as a deep understanding of town-specific regulations and processes.
Caitlin oversees Client Experience, Interior Design and Business Operations at Red Barn. She is a seasoned project manager. Caitlin grew up in a historic house under constant renovation, and spent her formative years at antique shops, country auctions, and the bookstore her parents owned and operated. Caitlin studied architecture, decorative arts, and interiors in college. Prior to joining Red Barn, Caitlin worked in the nonprofit sector for 15 years building relationships and managing complex projects and budgets.
Ryan and Caitlin have personally navigated the complete redevelopment of a property and are past and present stewards of historic houses. They understand both the excitement and stress of a construction project and work together to ensure a positive and rewarding experience for their Clients. This is rooted in relationship building, communication and technical know-how.