Interactive Design Group announces the acquisition of Rife & Wood Architects, leaders in the secondary education and historic preservation sectors. Richard Rife joins Interactive Design Group as a senior project manager/architect.

Interactive Design Group (IDG) is pleased to announce that Richard Rife has joined the IDG team. This addition bolsters the IDG position in the secondary education and historic preservation markets.

A Roanoke native, Richard graduated from Northside High School and the University of Virginia. Prior to joining IDG, Richard was Managing Principal at Rife + Wood Architects, which he founded in 1992.  At Rife + Wood, he directed the design of numerous landmark buildings including Patrick Henry High School and stadium, William Fleming High School and stadium, Lucy Addison Middle School, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Breckinridge Middle School, the Vinton War Memorial, Fitzpatrick Hall at the Jefferson Center, the Kirk YMCA, the Gainsboro YMCA, and the Grandin Theatre.

“Adding Richard to the roster is very positive for our firm and for our clients. His breadth of experience complements our team and positions us to meet the growing demand in multiple key sectors, including education,” says Bill Hume, IDG Founder & President.

Rife is equally enthusiastic about the change, adding “I’m looking forward to bringing my 40 years of design leadership to IDG and being able to amplify it with IDG’s exceptional digital design and visualization capabilities.”

Interactive Design Group is a multi-disciplinary architecture firm based in Roanoke, Virginia. IDG has been creating smart space solutions for clients in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. since 1997. The IDG team is a carefully curated group of talented professionals with the experience to effectively serve a wide variety of industry sectors including corporate, financial, retail, education, religious, healthcare, industrial, and food service. Offering a wide array of services including programming, planning, design, feasibility studies, construction management, and consulting services for owners, general contractors, tenants, and developers, IDG handles jobs of all sizes.