Developmental Resources, Inc. has provided development, architectural, planning and urban design services for developers, institutions and residential clients since 1978. The early work for the firm involved both rental and condominium housing. The firms work from 1983 to 1991has included large commercial office renovations, historic preservation, health clubs, day care centers, and tenant space planning. From 1991 to 1995, the firm has focused on nonprofit institutional clients for a majority of it's work. Mr. Dennis Rieske AIA was the nonprofit developer, agent and architect for the 82-bed skilled nursing addition and renovation of the existing 24-bed Stone Institute in Newton Upper Falls into assisted-living housing. The Stone Institute was financed through the sale of $6.2 million dollars of tax-exempt MIFA bonds to pay for the new construction and renovations to the existing facility. The Stone Institute has been open for almost 10 years and cares for 106 level care VI and level care II residents. The Stone Institute is a financial success with an operations budget of over $8 million dollars. Dennis C. Rieske is a member of the Stone Institute Board of Directors and is the Assistant Treasurer.

Architectural work for developers, innovative design solutions to the renovation of historic buildings, and development experience with nonprofit institutions as well as a background in the fundamentals of real estate analysis provides a prospective client with an architectural firm that offers more than just the standard architectural design experience. Developmental Resources Inc. has provided consulting services to other architects on a project-by-project basis. Mr. Dennis C. Rieske AIA worked as Project Manager with Mr. Tom Green FAIA, Mr. Mac Freeman AIA, Mr. Hank Haff AIA, and BTA Architects, Inc. on the Mercado Abasto, a $70 million dollar retail complex in Buenos Aires, Argentina. DR and BTA Architects, Inc. have collaborated in the design of Mill Village, a retail complex in Sudbury, The Adirondack Club in Franklin and The Gables Club in Salem, plus renovations to a 100 year old manor house in Dedham, MA. Total team approach of the firm includes project fund analysis and construction management.

The Architectural Design Process:

Architects train to solve problems at architectural school. Architectural firms tend to develop special market skills to serve a group of clients with similar design problems. Developmental Resources, Inc. has completed a large number of challenging architectural designs for a wide variety of clients. The size of architectural commissions have ranged from the small HUD-financed Group Homes to large SNF/Assisted Living renovations of historic properties in urban settings. Mr. Dennis C. Rieske AIA, principal and project architect, works actively with clients to develop creative design solutions to meet each clients unique needs.



Developmental Resources, Inc. has a large client base which includes for-profit developers, corporations, health clubs, housing and nonprofit institutions. A short list of projects include:



Institutional & Nonprofit Clients: Projects:

· Stone Institute & Newton Home for Aged People Skilled Nursing Facility

· Andover Newton Theological School Master Plan

· Jewish Vocational Services @ 26 West Street Training Facilities

· Barry Price Rehab Facilities in Newton & Dedham Training Facilities

· Boston Senior Home Care @ 75 Arlington Street Home Health

· Charles River Association for Retarded Citizens HUD-Group Homes

· South Boston Neighborhood Development Corp. Affordable Housing

· Boston Society of Architects @ 52 Broad Street Headquarters


Seascape Apartments (72 Units), Hull, MA

150-154 N. Beacon St, (64 Units), Brighton, MA

1079 Commonwealth Ave., (186 Units), Boston, MA

176 Main Street, (24 Units), Revere, MA

Monsignor Lyons Phase II (8 Units), South Boston, MA

Hatter’s Point, (100 Units of +55 Housing) Amesbury, MA

Health Clubs:

Longfellow Clubs in Wayland and Natick, MA

Adirondack Club, Franklin, MA

Weymouth Tennis & Athletic Club, Weymouth

Canton Club, Canton, MA

Kingsbury Club SPA Addition, Kingston, MA

Reading Athletic Club, Reading, MA

Hit Dog Training Center, Stoughton, MA

Boston Health & Swim Club @1079 Commonwealth Ave.

Boston Health & Swim Club @ Essex Hotel, Boston

Brook House Condominium Health Club, Brookline

Edgewater Hills Apartments Health Club, Framingham

Wightman Tennis Center, Weston,


· The Davis Companies:

2067 Mass Avenue, Cambridge - 100,000 SF historic renovation

200 High Street, Boston - 95,000 SF historic renovation

139 Main Street, Cambridge - 40,000 SF historic renovation

Stetson Place, Weymouth - 110,000 SF historic renovation

Exeter Street Theater, Back Bay - Conran's Department Store

· Cohen Properties :

Brook House Condominium, Brookline - Health Club, Sales Offices & Entry

Edgewater Hills Apartments, Framingham - Health Club & Function Rooms

26 West Street, Boston - Jewish Vocational Service Center

75 Arlington Street, Back Bay - Laura Ashley Headquarters

· Forest City Development:

26 Landsdowne Street, Cambridge - 100,000 SF office renovation

· Hamilton Realty:

1079 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston - 186 rental apartment units, 160 indoor parking garage, Boston Health & Swim Club

154 Beacon Street, Brighton - 64 Prototype QUAD apartments

675 Atlantic Avenue Renovation, Boston - Boston Health & Swim Club

39 Brighton Avenue, Allston - Hamilton Day Care Center

· Intercontinental:

1079 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston - 186 rental apartment units, 160 indoor parking garage, Boston Health & Swim Club

154 Beacon Street, Brighton - 64 Prototype QUAD apartments

675 Atlantic Avenue Renovation, Boston - Boston Health & Swim Club

Seascape Condominium, Hull, MA - 72 Unit Condominium

Brook House Condominium, Brookline - Health Club, Sales Offices & Entry

· Graham Gund, Architects:

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge, MA


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