RODE Architects Strengthens Workplace Sector Capabilities with Acquisition of McMahon Architects

Boston-based firm continues its growth momentum by expanding its offerings at the intersection of workplace and hospitality

BOSTON--()--RODE Architects, a Boston-based collaborative design and architecture firm, has announced the acquisition of McMahon Architects, a full-service firm specializing in workplace interiors, hospitality, restaurant, residential and environmental design. The acquisition, which reflects RODE’s continued growth and momentum following its expansion in 2023, enables the firm to strengthen its capabilities in several key sectors and expand its offerings for clients reimagining the workplace in a post-pandemic landscape.

“We have long maintained an entrepreneurial spirit, and as business owners, we seek out opportunities to strengthen our team and expand our reach,” said Eric Robinson, principal and co-founder of RODE. “The strategic acquisition of McMahon Architects and its expertise is a milestone moment in our history and enables us to shape the future of workplace and hospitality design while serving our clients more comprehensively.”

Hospitality is embedded into RODE’s vision for the future of the workplace. RODE’s concept-driven design process has led to inspired workplace spaces, including Harvard Art Museums, Appalachian Mountain Club, and Freight Farms. The firm sees an opportunity to reinvent the modern workplace to suit a post-pandemic office culture and create amenity spaces for people to thrive in all aspects of their lives in corporate spaces and on college campuses.

The acquisition combines the experience and expertise of two of Boston’s respected architectural firms with a commitment to client service, collaboration, and design excellence. RODE sees workplace, hospitality and retail as growth opportunities and strengths of McMahon Architects, whose workplace design clients include Wayfair, Spectra Medical and Audax Private Equity. As part of the acquisition, McMahon Architects President David McMahon will join RODE for a transitional period to help merge capabilities.

“The alignment with RODE from a sector and design standpoint makes this the right choice,” said McMahon. “Their excellent reputation in the market gives me the full confidence that my clients will receive the same caliber of service and design excellence they have come to expect. I look forward to aiding the transition and collaborating with the RODE team over the coming months.”

“David McMahon’s 28-year legacy of delivering great design and client service will carry on through this process,” said Kevin Deabler, principal and co-founder of RODE. “We’re thrilled to bring on David’s enthusiasm and commitment to design. He and his team are great collaborators who will add more energy and knowledge for placemaking at RODE.”

About RODE Architects

RODE is a Boston-based team of architects, designers, and urban planners who know that great design has the power to transform our environment. We have cultivated a network of driven people – employees, clients, builders, community members – who share this mission, and know that working collaboratively is the best way to achieve our goals. The breadth and depth of our collective capabilities enable us to apply our practice across an array of project types that includes mixed-use, hospitality, multi-family, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings. Clients select RODE to drive the design process and ensure their vision is realized. For more information and to be inspired visit


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