Patty Rocklage; Therapist, Philanthropist, and Home Renovation

Patty Rocklage has over 20 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, having gotten her degree from USC in 1981, and became licensed in Massachusetts as a Psychotherapist. Patty Rocklage is a warm person with a comfortable communication style necessary for patients to be comfortable about opening up in regards to their issues. She is married to Dr. Scott Rocklage, a graduate of MIT in Chemistry. In 2016, both Patty and Dr. Rocklage made a charitable donation to the chemistry department at MIT, to help with the costs and renovations of Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry, Moungi Bawendi’s nanochemistry and nanotechnology lab space located in Building B.

There is a nice article on the Rocklage home and how it was in need of a renovation. The Sudbury Companies took the job, with Ed Freelander at the helm, coming up with ways to improve the Rocklage residence. The first issue that Patty and Scott wanted to address was the front entrance, as visitors to the home often could not find the front door and instead came to the back door or wandered to the barn area looking for a doorbell. Patty and Scott’s house now has a wrap-around porch and a three season porch in addition to visitors now knowing where the front door is. Landscaping was done with recycled materials from the area, and then the inside of the house was addressed. Click here to know more.

Patty and Scott did not like how their kitchen area was disconnected from the house and the two family spaces. Not only was this going to be a major job knocking down walls, but matching colors to the kitchen cupboards made out of Southern Yellow Pine, and dealing with the mess of electrical wiring going on. Looking at the before and after pictures of the house is breathtaking and the work makes use of some of the existing materials already part of the house and blended it with the new.

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