Studio Rios: Designs that will give you bragging rights

Studio Rios is an architectural firm servicing Rhode Island, Southern Massachusetts, and Eastern Connecticut. It is locally owned & operated out of Barrington, RI by Hector Rios. Hector came to East Bay RI 27 years ago to attend Roger Williams University, fell in love with the area and never left.
Hector is passionate about providing highly customized service.

“I sit down with all my clients and have a free one-on-one consultation to determine what their needs are.”

He takes time to collect photos, magazine clippings, or pictures of family heirlooms to get a feel for his clients style so he can make sure his designs match their personal aesthetic.

When he is not busy designing, Hector & his wife Gail (a "feisty red-head from upstate NY") regularly go ballroom dancing. Married for 30 years, Hector notes the secret to a successful marriage is to always have a date night. He describes their relationship as "The Ricky & Lucy of the new millennium."

Most people think architects are too expensive and their work is unattainable. Because of this Hector makes sure to lay out a clear scope of work & pricing schedule in  the first consultation with a client. He realizes sometimes the process can be overwhelming and often people need some help and guidance along the way.

Hector finds joy in the personal connection with his clients. Some of his favorite moments he shared with me were attending a clients open house after a project is complete, or getting Christmas cards from families he's worked with.

“If I get invited back for dinner or a housewarming party, I know I've done my job well”.

Hector also finds joy in being outdoors. He regularly cycles 60-80 miles enjoying the scenic East Bay region. And you can often find him & Gail out and about in town eating and drinking at local restaurants.

Studio Rios Architecture, LLC
P.O. Box 140
Barrington, RI 02806
Email: Studio-Rios@cox.net

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