Staff

Our Team

Our team of talented and innovative architectural minds is located in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia. We enjoy bringing new ideas to life here in Harrisonburg, throughout Virginia, and West Virginia.

Portrait of John R. Mather, AIA

John R. Mather, AIA

President

John Mather, founder and principal of Mather Architects, has been designing public and commercial buildings for nearly three decades. John’s first passion is creating innovative solutions to architectural problems — solutions that balance economy, technical excellence, and beauty. His second passion is combining rigorous project delivery standards with superior client service.

Portrait of Fred Ridder

Fred Ridder

Production Manager/Senior Project Manager

If John Mather’s responsibility is blue-sky thinking, Fred Ridder’s is down-to-earth planning and project management. A graduate of the Maryland Drafting Institute, Fred has been creating buildings for 30 years, drawing on a deep knowledge of construction principles and building codes. He prepares high-quality design and assembly drawings, is proficient on the AutoCAD system, and is able to effectively communicate technical information to project stakeholders.

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James Harte

Project Manager

A Licensed Architect and graduate of Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture, James brings a high degree of leadership and technical proficiency to the role of project manager. He is involved at every phase of most projects, from initial conceptual design to final completion of construction. His knowledge of design, construction and detailing, and computer systems makes James an invaluable member of the Mather team.

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Rebecca Penrod

Director of Marketing and Business Development

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A Harrisonburg native and graduate of Florida State University, College of Business. Rebecca has a passion for making connections and building lifetime relationships.

 

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Get in touch to discuss or inquire about your next project. To email us, fill in the form to the right or use the address found on the contact page. We look forward to hearing your ideas and coming up with an innovative architectural design to meet your challenges.