Dean Rains, AIA, LEED AP, GGP

Project Manager / Architect

Associate Principal

Dean Rains brings over 23 years of expertise in commercial and public projects. An Associate Principal, Project Manager, and Architect, Dean is highly skilled at coordinating the requirements of the various user groups and regulatory agencies and aligning them with the client’s requirements and design vision to deliver a successful project. He brings significant experience in the design of diverse civic projects including cultural, library, and human services facilities in addition to his broad portfolio of commercial work.

Dean is an active member of the professional community and is currently serving on the City of Raleigh Planning Commission. He has also served three terms on the City of Raleigh Appearance Commission, the AIA Triangle Programs Committee, as a juror for the City of Raleigh Environmental Awards and Sir Walter Raleigh Awards, and guest reviews for student work at the NCSU College of Design School of Architecture.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT / PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Member, AIA Triangle, 2008-present; City of Raleigh Appearance Commission 2010 – 2016; Co-Chair, Committee on the Environment, AIA Indianapolis Chapter 2006-2007; Chair, Programs Committee, AIA Indianapolis Chapter; Commission Member – City of Raleigh Planning Commission 2021-Present; Chair, Text Change Committee for the Planning Commission.