Ray K Mann, principal of RK Studio Architecture, has been designing homes and other buildings in the Pioneer Valley since 1990. Her homes are noted for their dynamic living spaces which are well-suited to the intensive ways in which New England families use their homes for work and play. She seeks out the potential of the home to enhance family life and lifelong livability, creating innovative designs that both facilitate and celebrate a more environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient lifestyle. Using materials and technologies both old and new—from locally-harvested red pine to translucent aerogel panels—RK Studio homes are designed for living well today as well as into the future.
A professor of architecture at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Mann’s projects include the award-winning Women’s Rights National Historical Park, in Seneca Falls, N.Y.; composer Tod Machover’s “Brain Opera”, which premiered at Lincoln Center; the interior redesign of the MIT Media Lab; several restaurants in Boston; and home designs from Arizona to New Hampshire.