Christian Calemmo, AIA
Christian is the co-founder of Christian Rae Studio, LLC, one of the top “up and coming” architecture and lighting firms in Fairfield County. He has spent the better part of the past 15 years working with clients to create some of Fairfield and Westchester’s most distinguished and unique designs. He began his career working for renowned architect Rich Granoff. He subsequently worked with Vita Design Group in Westport CT on many residential and commercial real estate development projects. Exposed to both custom clientele as well as developer lead models, Christian is grounded in creativity with the ability to deliver projects that meet the financial plan of his clients. His experience has allowed him to co-found Christian Rae Studio. Drawing on the firm’s ethos of holistic design, his projects have effortlessly integrated environmentally responsible strategies. Two of his projects have been awarded with LEED Silver and Platinum certification for their environmentally sustainable features. Extending his creativity beyond residential architecture, he has also provided design and branding initiatives for successful commercial projects with a focus on restaurant design. Christian is graduate of Philadelphia University's School of Architecture andstudied at the American University of Rome. Christian is a licensed architect in Connecticut and New York.
Wayne Beers, Associate AIA
Wayne joined the firm in 2017 as a project manager and architectural designer. He is integral to the architecture studio practice developing high-end residential homes and commercial projects.
He has over 26 years of experience in architectural design, artistic renderings,construction documents and detailing. Wayne is a member of the Paradise Township Planning Board and is actively involved in multiple charitable community organizations. Wayne is a graduate of Johnson College.
Rachel Calemmo, LC LEED® AP
Rachel Calemmo orchestrates light, color, materials and space to create visually appealing environments which ease the demands of modern life. Rachel engages all aspects of project design, construction, and management. Her commitment to the total design experience led her to specialize in lighting. She earned the Lighting Certified (LC) designation after successfully completing the NCQLP Lighting Certification Examination. Her technical skills enable her to complete each design challenge from conception to final installation; resulting in projects representing a broad range of scale, scope, and budget consideration. Rachel is also a LEED® Accredited Professional who designs each project to a high standard balancing aesthetic expectations and energy efficiency due to the important role energy consumption and cost plays in an overall building life cycle. Her vision is focused on collaboration with clients, architects, designers, and engineers from the onset of a project integrating the lighting seamlessly with the architecture. Rachel studied at the American Intercontinental University in London and holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Philadelphia University.