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Douglas KallfelzAIA, LEED AP, CNU

Co-founder & Managing Partner

“Meaningful design begins with having a deep respect for the cultural values of the people and communities we serve.”

As Managing Partner at Union, Douglas oversees the management and strategic direction of the firm. He works directly with client leaders on a wide range of projects and has been the primary architect and principal-in-charge for many of the firm’s award-winning sustainable communities, civic buildings, and student housing. With over two decades of experience across a broad range of building types, Douglas brings a unique blend of business acumen, technical expertise, and design skill to the projects and clients he serves.

With the help of Douglas’ leadership, Union has expanded its team of professionals and earned a reputation regionally and nationally for bringing exceptional community design expertise and vision to complex projects throughout the country. He has spoken nationally on a variety of subjects and is committed to bringing lasting contributions to the clients and communities that Union serves.

Douglas is a member of the advisory board for the ACE Mentorship Program of Rhode Island, a LEED accredited professional, a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and past president of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Douglas received his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University, where he graduated with Honors, and his Master of Design Studies with a focus on real estate finance and strategic management from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.