Ray Porfilio, AIA, LEED AP
Ray Porfilio, AIA, LEED AP, is the managing principal at EJA, overseeing contracts, project management, and permitting. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Ray also focuses on sustainable solutions for civic and institutional clients. A long-standing colleague of Deborah Epstein and Alan Joslin’s, Ray joined EJA in 2010 to formalize and extend prior collaborations that include the Shalin Liu Performance Center for Rockport Music, Riverside Park Pavilion and Pedestrian Bridge for Fitchburg, and the Stoneleigh-Burnham School Master Plan and Feasibility Study. Since then, he has been deeply involved in overseeing the following projects:
The Music Center at Indian Hill, Indian Hill Music, Groton, MA
The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, La Jolla Music Society, La Jolla, CA
PBE House at MIT, Cambridge, MA
Symphony Hall Enhancements and Public Space Expansion Study, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston, MA
Prior to joining EJA, he led the TAMS Architecture practice and its successor firm Earth Tech Architecture in Boston (subsequently acquired by AECOM). Additionally, he was managing principal of Stahl Associates, an associate with Ellenzweig Associates, and an associate with William Rawn Associates.
His prior civic and institutional experience includes:
Albany International Airport Landside Improvements, Latham, NY
Nantucket Memorial Airport Terminal, Nantucket, MA
National Park Service Visitor’s Center, Corson Block, New Bedford, MA
Tang Center for Management Education, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Classroom Master Plan, UBC, Vancouver, Canada
Middlebury College Sustainability Guidelines, Middlebury, VT
Ray’s interest in, and commitment to, sustainability extends to community involvement. He is a founding member and on the Steering Committee of West Roxbury Saves Energy, which won the Mayor’s 2009 Residential Green Leadership Award; he has been a member of the City of Boston’s Renew Boston Advisory Committee, an advisor to the Boston Clean Energy Coalition (BCEC), and founding Board member and current President of New Brook Farm; and he has led winterizing and weatherization workshops, “smart energy” parties, and “low-carbon-diet” groups.
An active cyclist, he does fundraising rides for The Climate Ride, the American Lung Association, and the MS Foundation. Previously, he was a founding Board member and Treasurer of the Boston Cyclists Union.
Ray received his Master of Architecture from Columbia, where he served as a teaching assistant for both the undergraduate introduction to architecture seminar and a graduate design studio and received the William Kinne Traveling Fellowship. He also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University, where he was a Carroll Wilson scholar, and a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College, where he received the Architecture Award. He has served as a guest critic for design studios at the Boston Architectural College (BAC), MIT, and Roger Williams.
Ray maintains architectural licenses in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.