At RAD, we approach every client connection as a partnership rooted in integrity and responsiveness. Each project is a collaborative effort where we bring our expertise to the table, aiming to minimize our client’s risk.

It’s a whole lot less about us and our designs than it is about our clients and their projects.  We work backwards…proforma talk. We know that a project has to work on a spreadsheet before it works on an easel, and that it has to work for the customers for it to work for the owner.  We take great care to focus on the project’s ambitions and challenges before we ever begin to create a solution. 



Mixed-Use / Mall




RAD leverages all of the latest design tools and technology in the industry to maximize our team’s efficiency. From concept to construction, we create all of our work using 3-D software. This allows us to produce construction drawings and renderings from the same process, helping our clients to visualize and then market their projects. As the project evolves, design changes can easily be re-rendered and evaluated to see the impact of each decision. 

A Charlotte Architect and headquartered in the South End, RAD offers architectural, master planning, renovation and design services to both public and private clients. RAD is a LEED Accredited firm comprised of creative professionals with extensive experience in a wide range of projects including medical facilities, assisted and senior living, mixed-use developments, multi-family, retail centers and renovations of all kinds. 


  • Master Planning for Facilities and Communities
  • Mixed-Use Development
  • Retail Development
  • Interior Design


  • Graphic Design and Branding
  • Project Management and Construction Administration
  • Design for Wellness, Automotive, Hospitality, Malls, Restaurant, Office and Fitness

- Corporate Architect - Early Education and Wellness Clients


2 0 2 3 - Active Projects


New Franchise Brand Designs


'22 / '23 In-House BIM Coordination


- State Licenses - NCARB Certified

Meet Our Principals

Matt Gallo

Matt has 20 years of professional experience serving as a Project Manager on Retail, Mixed-Use and Multi-Family project types ranging in construction value up to $55M. His experience includes complex projects of varying construction types. The projects were delivered using the latest Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology providing a higher level of coordination and documentation that assisted with the permitting and construction processes.

Matt Ragona


Matt has over 25 years of experience as a project manager of complex building types, ranging in construction value from $2 million to over $75 million. As Principal-in-Charge he excels at project coordination through his understanding of the team members’ roles and the impact that each has on the successful delivery of every project. He provides valuable insight in defining project scope and alternate construction methods on behalf of the ownership team so that best results can be obtained within the project budget. He has a strong background in code analysis and stays current with newly developed materials and methodologies.

Jeremy Roh


Jeremy has over 19 years of experience as a Project Designer and Project Manager, and acts as an Adjunct Professor for the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. His early adoption of the latest software technologies has enabled him to streamline the visualization and documentation processes at RAD. Jeremy is responsible for RAD’s implementation of new methodologies and serves as the studio’s creative director. He has an interest in all types of buildings having collaborated on an array of project types throughout the United States including; retail centers, auto dealerships, fitness facilities, office buildings, country clubs, churches, amphitheaters, university buildings, research laboratories, and even unique projects such as 3-miles of “Cartoon” railings for Toon Lagoon at Universal Studios’ “Islands of Adventure” theme park. Jeremy both listens and helps our clients to visualize their projects through his passion for design.


Ragona Architecture & Design, PLLC
5500 Seventy-Seven Center Drive, Suite 150
Charlotte, NC 28217