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Raymond T. Guertin founded the firm of RTG Architect in September of 1991 with offices in Danvers, Massachusetts.  The firm moved to Ipswich, Massachusetts in November of 2003, where they currently reside.

Ray graduated from the Boston Architectural Center and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston with degrees in Architecture and Architectural Engineering.  In 1991 he was licensed as a registered architect in both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire.  Due to the growing concerns of the hazards of lead paint in housing as well as civic buildings, Ray also completed Massachusetts approved courses in Inspecting and Abating Lead Based Paint.  Ray is also a LEED Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a leader in promoting a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation.
 
A lifelong interest in architecture extends beyond Ray's professional services to contributing his time, knowledge and experience to various community endeavors.  While serving as Vice President of the Danvers Historical Society, Ray has documented as well as help restore many of the Society's properties and grounds.  As Co-Chair of the Danvers Preservation Commission, he has surveyed over 300 buildings in town in an effort to establish a new historic district for consideration by the Massachusetts Historical Commission as well as organizing programs to educate the community of the rich heritage of Danvers and its buildings.  He was also President of the Danvers Preservation Fund, Inc., which has been created through the Preservation Commission and its members to establish an ongoing fundraising campaign to help finance historically significant properties in town earmarked for demolition.

Ray is also committed to the preservation and restoration of historic buildings and has had the distinction of working on a variety of historically significant projects throughout New England.

AWARDS

> Salem Evening News – May 25, 2006 – Design for the new Strega Restaurant, Lafayette Street, Salem, Massachusetts recognized for Historic Preservation.

> Press Release - June 7, 2000 - KeySpan Energy Delivery announced that its special blue ribbon review committee made a unanimous decision in selecting the winning design for the Celebrate Salem Design Contest.  The winning entry will be painted on KeySpans Salem Harbor storage tank.  Robert B. Catell, chairman and CEO of KeySpan unveiled the design by Raymond T. Guertin, Architect, entitled a Carousel of Sails, at the Salem Harbor Storage Tank in Salem, Massachusetts.

Citizens of the Salem community, local artists, and members of the Salem business community chose the winning design based on originality, visual impact, artistic merit, historical and community significance, creativity, as well as reproducibility and technical quality.

“Choosing the winner was a difficult decision, but the winning artwork is unanimously supported by the judges.  I hope the design will please the community and enhance the artistic culture of Salem and Essex County,” said Kathleen Hearn, Director of Corporate Affairs as well as a member of the judging committee.

> 1999 Covered Bridge - Raymond T. Guertin, Architect designed the first authentic wood covered bridge in the State of Massachusetts.  The covered bridge, located at 120 Andover Street, Danvers, MA was designed and built without the use of “modern” nails, screws, metal connectors, etc.  All joints and connections were custom designed as “mortise and tenon” and “pegged”.

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