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Independent Design is focused on developing creative design responses for complex building challenges in New England. We look for sustainable, flexible, and accessible design solutions that stand the test of time and delight our clients. 

Independent Design, LLC was formed in 2004 as a collaborative venture to pursue historic and residential design projects in New England. Our principals have over thirty years of project experience throughout New England. Prior to working together at Independent Design, Rebecca and James gained experience on a wide array of design projects in Newport, RI, Cambridge, MA, and Exeter, NH. Our portfolio includes historic restoration/adaptation/renovation, high-end homes, multi-family developments, commercial offices, interior design, tenant fitouts, and new construction. 

Our Mission


Independent design is a boutique design, development, and architectural consulting firm located in both Concord, NH and Quincy, MA. We collaborate with building owners, developers, design, and construction professionals to resolve design, process, and technology challenges. We are a Massachusetts certified woman owned business (MA WBE). We work closely with our clients to identify their unique needs and collaborate with the full construction team to resolve creative challenges.