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

Donald D. Respress, Jr.

Donald D. Respress, Jr.

“What you put in, is what you’ll get out”

Donald has worked as an engineer and program management for 15 plus years in the manufacturing industry. Donald has mastered the skills of communication and lean flow management/lean six sigma (black belt). After a long career in engineering and program management, Donald decided to go back to school for architecture as it is forever evolving and impacts all walks of life. He is drawn to architecture that is beautiful, efficient and provides a better quality of life.

Outside the office, you can find Donald reading, spending time with family or in the gym. Still early in his design career, Donald is inspired by the works of Zaha Hadid, Peter Zumthor and Alejandro Aravena.

Associate Degrees in Drafting – Lincoln Technical Institute
BS in Electrical Engineering – Wilberforce University
MBA, concentration in Marketing – University of Phoenix
Masters of Architecture (current) – Boston Architectural College

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

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

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

Jeremey D. Henrickson

Jeremey D. Henrickson

“There is a myth, sometimes widespread, that a person need only do inner work…that a man is entirely responsible for his own problems; and that to cure himself, he need only change himself….The fact is, a person is so formed by his surroundings, that his state of harmony depends entirely on his harmony with his surroundings.” – Christopher Alexander

Integrity, respect for diversity and professionalism are Jeremey’s core values and has shaped how he approaches projects.

If not in the office, you can find Jeremey cooking for his kids or at a museum, and if it is a nice day out, riding his motorcycle.

BFA – SMFA/Tufts University
Supply Chain and Project Management (Certificate) – University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.Arch (current) – Boston Architectural College

David Schatzle

David Schatzle


With over 20 years of professional experience, David has designed and overseen the construction of a number of energy efficient and environmentally minded projects and pursued a career as an educator in Architecture with a focus on sustainable practices. In 2009-10, he participated in the Fulbright New Scholars Program, helped to organize community-based educational programs in South America and Africa, and was a founding member of Professors Beyond Borders – an action network of academics and professionals willing to engage with real-world problems that impact the quality of life in diverse communities (

B.A. in Design of the Environment – University of Pennsylvania
M.Arch – Harvard University

Sergio Verrillo

Sergio Verrillo

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

Sergio brings a unique combination of technical experience requiring complex engineering system integration and specialized consultants coordination. He has worked in diverse practice areas encompassing Healthcare, Science/Technology, Government, Education, and most recently Mixed-use/Multi-unit Housing. He has a keen eye for details and how the building comes together and all the systems.

The living history of Milan’s buildings, its urban fabric, its customs, its people, its institutions, its very culture, all proved to have a lasting and determining influence on his life as a child growing up.

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.

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