Since our founding in 2004, our focus has been to provide excellence in design, service and building technology expertise.

The relationships with our clients and industry partners are of utmost importance to us. Loyalty to our project partners is paramount and tracks through all aspects of our business approach. Trust earned through continued interaction and consistent attention to detail provides the basis for successful projects and lasting relationships.

Dennis Swart, AIA, NCARB
President / Architect

Dennis received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Boston Architectural College. As a registered architect with over 25 years experience, Dennis has a broad range of experience in commercial, institutional, hospitality, retail and residential design.

He is committed to provide his clients with thoughtful, creative designs along with responsive, personal service. He truly understands what it takes not only to design a project but also what it takes for the skilled craftsmen to build it.

Dennis is a licensed to practice architecture in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut and Florida. He is also certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Zachary Silvia, AIA, NCARB
Associate /

Zach’s attention to detail, management skills, and drive earned him success early in his career.  He has a broad range of experience in the private and public practice of Architecture.

Projects include residential, commercial, public safety, and educational facilities.  While studying Architecture, he spent time working for a contractor as a laborer to further understand the drawings being produced and how they would be interpreted in the field.

Zach is licensed to practice architecture in Massachusetts.  He is also certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Roger Williams University.

His role at Dennis J. Swart Architecture spans all phases of planning, design, and construction including project management, scheduling, preparing documents, and construction administration.  Zach’s skill in 3D modeling, drafting, and rendering allow client’s to visualize their project early in the design phase.  His attentive nature and dedication to a project’s success are appreciated by team members and clients.

Dan Clark
Assistant Project Manager

Christina Cadigan
Assistant Project Manager

Christina’s creative design approach and attention to detail make her an important asset on any project. Her past project experience includes K-12 schools, public safety complexes, and other municipal projects as well as experience in the construction management field.

She is currently pursuing her National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) licensure. She holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Roger Williams University.

Christina serves as a key team member throughout all phases of a project. Her skills in 3D modeling, drafting, rendering and experience in construction administration make her an essential part of the project team.

Shawn Carvalho
Assistant Project Manager

Shawn has many years of experience in both construction and architecture. He began his career in the construction industry working on residential and commercial construction, which then led him to transition to architecture. He has worked on various projects, including ground-up construction, fit-out for franchises, and revitalization of historical buildings.

He is very proud to have been a member of the team that designed the Keefe Transportation Center at Rhode Island College. He was inspired with the idea for the drawing by local wildlife in the area.

Shawn has an Architectural Engineering degree from New England Institute of Technology.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his kids, being active, competitive recreational sports, music, documentaries, and staying informed with modern technology. He also enjoys Texas Hold’em Poker which he plays with his friends.

Deven Riley-Marini
Assistant Project Manager

Brett Gonzalez

Ann McCoy
Office Manager/Bookkeeper