Rick Ames, AIA, LEED AP
Next Phase Studios
Founder and Principal

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA 1989
Master of Architecture
University of Vermont, USA 1981
Bachelor of Arts
University of Colorado, USA 1980
Environmental Design

Professional Registrations and Affiliations
Licensed Architect in MA, VT, CT, RI, NY, and NJ
Member City of Boston, Mayor’s Green Technology Advisory Panel
Member Boston Building Materials Co-Op, Board Member
Member USGBC, LEED Accredited Professional
Member NESEA, Workshop Leader
Member AIA and BSA
Member COTE
Member Green Round Table

Teaching Experience
Tufts University & The Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA 2008 - Present
Studio Instructor and Advisor -2009 Solar Decathalon Entrant
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1994 - Present
Studio Instructor, Visiting Critic, Lecturer
Yestermorrow Design/Build School 1984 - Present
Design Instructor, Lecturer
Boston Architectural College 1994 - Present
Design Studio Instructor and Thesis Advisor
Wentworth Institute of Technology 2001 - 2004
Visiting Critic

Recent Lectures
2010 Best-2 Conference, Plenary, “Daylight as basis for Design”
2007 Build Boston Conference, Presenter “Design Firm”
2007 NESEA Building Energy Conference, Presenter “Historic Preservation & Sustainability”
2006 Mass Aging, Presenter “Green Building for Elder Housing”
2006 NESEA Building Energy Conference, Presenter “Sustainable Site Planning”
2005 NESEA Building Energy Conference, Presenter “Systems Thinking: Cycles & Layers”
2004 MIT, Lecturer “Design Versus Applied Engineering, An Intergrated Approach”
2004 Build Boston Conference, Presenter “Daylighting in Commercial Buildings”
2003 Affordable Comfort Conference, Presenter “Green Construction for Affordable Housing”
2003 Yestermorrow, Presenter “User-Controlled Office Environments”
2003 NESEA Building Energy Conference, Presenter “Material Reduction and Life-cycle Analysis”

Project Specifics, Awards and Publications viewable on website in project profiles.