Rachael H. Grochowski

Founder + Principal Architect

Rachael founded RHG A+D, a boutique, award winning Architecture and Interiors firm, in Montclair, New Jersey in 2003. A desire to create spaces that connect with a client on a physical, experiential, and spiritual level are what drives Rachael and her team. RHG A+D approaches design with an understanding that it is more than just aesthetic and function; design is emotive and sensory; design can be spiritual.

Rachael has grown the firm to a collection of professionals focused on residential, hospitality, wellness, cannabis, retail, and community projects around the globe. Rachael is a driving force in her community, both personally and professionally. She has a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts and Architectural History from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and is a Licensed Architect with thirty years of architecture and interior design experience. She never stops designing, never stops pushing the envelope. Prior to launching RHG A+D, Rachael contributed to several notable design firms including Tihany Design, NYC, as Senior Designer; S. Russell Groves, LLC, NYC, as Senior Architect; and Des-Syn, Atlanta GA as Director of Design. The scope of her projects ranged from Five-Star restaurants such as Lafite in Kuala Lumpur’s Shangri-La Hotel, to the flagship Greenhouse Spa in NYC.

Outside of the studio you can often find Rachael making art and objects, practicing and studying yoga and experiencing nature.