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The key firm leadership brings fresh energy and creativity to each project, along with over 40 years of combined service in the design of educational facilities and senior housing. This experience includes everything from new construction, deferred maintence projects to complicated building restorations. Our talent, expertise and client dedication is inspired by new challenges and opportunites.


Ken Rivera is  Rivera Architects, Inc.  lead designer of senior housing.  He started RAI in 2003 to concentrate on the senior housing industry.  Ken’s expertise and understanding of independent living, adult day care, assisted living, dementia and skilled nursing care facilities is known throughout the region. He identifies long-term needs based on demographic profiles, industry trends and wellness of the mind, body and spirit.  He has spoke at professional associations on facility issues related to Senior Housing.


Deborah is Rivera Architects Inc.’s K-12 education specialist and brings over 20 years experience working on educational facility projects. Deb specializes in creating learning environments that support the unique missions of educational institutions. She is experienced in all phases of project development from city approval processes, facility assessments and project planning through design development, construction and project close-out. Deborah creates innovative, high-performance facilities designed to respond to the diversity and challenges of an ever-changing student population.