Pssst: That's Ryan on the far left!


Ryan McShera, AIA, is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He also holds a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License and is a LEED Green Associate. 

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. Following a decade of architectural practice, which included positions at notable Boston and North Shore firms, Ryan founded Red Barn to offer his distinct blend of services and expertise.​

Architectural Design in Ipswich, Massachusetts



Our clients range from individuals looking to improve the ways their homes function to commercial developers and small business owners. Red Barn offers architectural services, complete builder’s packages and construction administration.

Red Barn's thorough understanding of the technical aspects of construction saves clients time and money. Our depth of experience arms us with the tools to meet and exceed client expectations while finding creative solutions to the unique challenges that come with every project.

We take inspiration from our namesake.

Barns are a perfect balance of form and function, and we hold our designs to this same standard. The act of raising a barn is wholly dependent on teamwork and trust. These are qualities Red Barn fosters within our team and qualities that we look for in our partners. Barns are often repurposed over time to accommodate changing needs. Likewise, we incorporate design for modern living into existing buildings or traditional forms. 

Our story begins with a neglected red barn.

It had many lives by the time it came under our

care, ranging from a 19th century hand tub

house to a cabinetmaker's shop.

We saw a Studio, a Business and a Philosophy.