You, as our client, are our main priority. We listen. We question. We get to know you.
We work with you to create results that reflect your own identity and purpose.

We believe great design is about more than just aesthetics – it’s about providing people with spaces
and environments in which they can flourish.

Dan Anderson, Partner

Daniel Anderson

Dan is a founding Partner of Anderson Porter Design, with over 25 years of experience, and focuses on Sustainable Housing. He is a Lean practitioner and brings to every project a strong focus on client value combined with a commitment to implementing purposeful buildings, places, and products. He is an active member of the Lean Construction Institute and is currently co-chair of the New England Community of Practice.

Dan also has professional design experience with energy efficient and sustainable design projects, including Energy Star certified projects and LEED for Homes certified projects. He is currently designing a 40 unit new construction multifamily residential project on track to achieve Passive House certification. Dan is also a consultant for Massachusetts Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance for a pilot project Towards a Zero Net Energy Campus Master Plan for the Cape Cod Community College.

BFA, B. Arch – Rhode Island School of Design
M.Arch, M.DesS – Harvard University

Brian Anderson, Partner

Brian Anderson

Brian is a founding Partner of Anderson Porter Design, with over 25 years of experience, and focuses on Cannabis Industry projects. Brian has now designed facilities for cultivation totaling over 150,000sf, and he has designed 14 retail dispensaries. He has developed a proven process of project delivery in the Cannabis Industry. Brian is an active member of the Lean Construction Institute and implements lean methods in facility design and the construction process.

Brian merges a RISD education in the craft tradition of making and designing objects with an analytic data driven process learned from his involvement with partner Bill Porter, MIT, and The Lean community. He combines expertise in strategic thinking, designing for industrial agriculture and coordinating specialist teams for the Cannabis Industry. Brian also brings design experience with a specialization in energy efficient design and sustainability.

BFA, B.Arch – Rhode Island School of Design
M.Arch – Harvard University

William Porter, Partner

William Porter

William is a founding Partner of Anderson Porter Design and has over 60 years of experience in Planning and Architecture. His vision of architectural services includes engagement of the significant stakeholders and design team members through collaboration, commitment, and coordination. This results in high-performance buildings, high value for the client, and minimize time of delivery.

Bill was fortunate to have worked for Louis I. Kahn. He was a member of the design team for Ciudad Guayana, a new industrial city in Venezuela, and he was an active consultant in the development of Boston, including Rowes and Fosters Wharf, Leventhal Park, and other projects.

As former Dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, he introduced reforms to make architectural education in architecture and planning more humanistically responsive. As a professor, he taught programming and problem setting, urban and architectural design studios; and the use of computation in design.

BA and Master of Architecture – Yale University
PhD – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sergio Verrillo

Sergio Verrillo

“Architecture is a practice deeply entangled with material facts. I like facts and materials” – Sergio Verrillo

Sergio is a seasoned professional with a unique combination of technical expertise requiring complex engineering system integration and specialized consultant coordination.

His previous project experience includes Mission Critical Science/Technology projects for the US Government as well as Healthcare, Education, and most recently Mixed-use/Multi-unit Housing.

In the past, Sergio has enjoyed serving as an educator, having taught at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning as Adjunct Design Faculty for six years.

BFA – Rhode Island School of Design
B.Arch – Rhode Island School of Design

Dario C.A. Boyce

Dario C.A. Boyce

“To whom much is given, much is expected”

Dario has a unique view of the design process and enjoys problem-solving and critical thinking which he applies to the design phases of architecture. Growing on an island rich with history and architecture and having done programs in Spain and Turkey, he has been exposed to the variety that architecture has to offer. From a child, he has been fascinated with preservation and conservation and as a result decided to study architecture.

Outside the office, you can find Dario either baking, cooking, or singing in a choir in the city. Dario draws inspiration from architects David Chipperfield, Louis Kahn, Tadao Ando and artist James Turrell.

B.S. in Architecture – Wentworth Institute of Technology
M.Arch – Wentworth Institute of Technology
M.S in Project Management (current) – Harrisburg Institute of Technology.

Laurel B. Christensen

Laurel Bennett Christensen


” We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims” – Buckminster Fuller

Creativity, teamwork, and the ability to learn new skills and technologies allows Laurel to design for the future. Growing up in a home designed and built by her parents, Laurel was always around design and it runs in her blood. Initially going to school for Interior Design, Laurel made the switch to Architecture and found her true passion – to have an impact on the planet and on people’s daily lives.

Outside of the office you can find Laurel hiking, camping, or kayaking in the summer and snowboarding or snowshoeing in the winter. Laurel is also an avid reader and gains inspiration from designers and thinkers such as Buckminster Fuller, Sam Mockbee, and Stefan Sagmeister.

B.A. in Architecture, M.Arch – University of Kentucky College of Design

Gera Gandara-Ortega

Gera Gandara-Ortega

“Try again, fail again, fail better” – Samuel Beckett

Coming from a humble beginning, Gera saw the underutilization of blocks of residential parks of “affordable living” in their native country of Mexico. An avid advocate for equality, Gera is pursuing architecture so that they can address an issue much bigger than themselves that reflects and challenges socioeconomic and cultural aspect of a place, because for them, “it is less of a matter of ‘who’, and more of ‘what’.

If not in class or at work, Gera can be found working on or riding their motorcycle or playing with Bumble Baby (their cat). Gera loves to read and draws inspiration from Tadao Ando, Grafton Architects, Naomi Stead, Judith Butler , Foucault and Derrida.

B.Arch (current) – Boston Architectural College

Quayny Porter-Brown

Quayny Porter-Brown

Quayny has been in the field of Architecture for over 30 years and has recently joined the team at Anderson Porter Design. She has practiced Architecture in New York, Massachusetts and Florida, and her work has included both public and private sector work. Quayny has also taught design and graphics as an Adjunct Professor at FIU School of Architecture. She recently took an 8-year break from Architecture to pursue a career as a body-centered therapist and trainer, and subsequently managed one of the largest health and wellness spas in South Florida.

Both of her parents had a major influence on her early on as both excelled artistically in various mediums, including music, architecture, drawing and jewelry design. This early exposure to craft and the artistic process has led Quayny to all kinds of pursuits focused on the improvement of the environment, health, and well being.

BA in Art History – Vassar College
M.Arch – Yale University
Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Hydrotherapy, Educating Hands School of Massage

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