Caitlin McShera

Creative Director + Partner

Ryan is a registered architect and has 15 years of professional practice. He also holds a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License. 

Ryan’s path to architecture began early. His father was a home builder and Ryan followed his footsteps. After five years in the construction field, he entered Boston Architectural College. Ryan has over a decade of architectural practice at notable Boston and North Shore firms. He has overseen projects ranging from single-room additions and custom oceanfront homes to corporate headquarters and commercial-scale breweries.

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We met at an architecture firm

and spent the next seven years

renovating an antique house (and red barn).​

In 2016, we founded Red Barn

to offer our distinct blend of services.

Our Team

Ryan McShera, AIA



In addition to Ryan and Caitlin, Team Red Barn is a nimble group of design professionals. We work in close proximity to each other, which ensures smooth project coordination and presents ample opportunities for collaboration. Our size and workspace ultimately benefit the client – we can quickly shift gears, all team members are up to speed on each project and when necessary, we can dedicate 100% of our resources to a task at hand. Visit our Houzz profile to hear what clients have to say about us, or check out our #meetredbarn series on Instagram (@redbarnarchitecture) and get to know the team better.

Red Barn was recently featured in NorthShore Home Magazine. As part of the "Inspire" section, Ryan and Caitlin discussed the firm's origins and reflected on its DIY roots.

Architectural Design in Ipswich, Massachusetts

Caitlin is Red Barn’s office ninja, overseeing Interior Projects, Client Relations, Marketing and Business Operations.

Caitlin grew up in a historic house under constant renovation, and spent her formative years at antique shops, country auctions, and the bookstore her parents owned and operated. She studied architecture, urban design and art in college and has held positions at auction houses, museums and historic houses, art spaces and
architecture firms. Her portfolio includes both residential and commercial projects.