Director of Design
Taina Rhodin has a degree from RATO The Building Construction Institute in Helsinki, Finland and received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Boston Architectural College, Boston, Massachusetts. Taina is also a licensed real estate agent.
Taina is a partner with her husband Erik Rhodin at Line Company Architects. She is also a Principal and Director of Design for all Line Company projects. Together with her husband Erik Taina successfully completed in 2009 a rezoning of a commercial site in downtown Lexington, MA for multi-family residential use, applying the concept of “smart growth”. This 30 unit condominium project is LEED Certified and the first multi-unit residential development in New England using “rain screen” technology. Line Company Architects have designed office buildings, shopping malls and other commercial and institutional buildings in addition to numerous residential projects both new construction and renovations/additions.
In 2001, Taina designed and developed with her husband, a two unit condominium project in Belmont using pre manufactured custom designed wall panels from Sweden. Several news articles on this high end construction technique came in the local papers and The Boston Globe, including the editorial section, “A New Idea in Housing”, 02-01-02. Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Redevelopment Authority director Mark Maloney toured the home.
Taina Rhodin’s design expertise was developed through several years of design responsibilities in her native Scandinavia. Her early design experience in Finland included working with prominent Finnish architect, Reima Pietila on his government complex in Kuwait and a new town center in Hervanta, Finland. Her work in Sweden included a hospital design in Algiers, Algeria and a historic church renovation and new construction in Stockholm, Sweden. Prior to partnering with her husband Erik Rhodin in Line Company she was a designer for several prominent Boston firms including, The Architects Collaborative, Jung and Brannen Associates, and Moshe Safdie and Associates.
Taina has entered many architectural design competitions with her husband, both in the United States and in Scandinavia and has received awards for housing, and second price in a national maritime museum competition in Gloucester, Massachusetts.