Philosophy

Timeless Architecture. Sustainability. Innovation. Contextualism. The essence of our client-driven approach to every project is built upon these four tenets of RSA’s design philosophy.

Timeless Architecture

We believe in planning, designing and constructing buildings that are timeless in their design. Our work is not trendy. At RSA, we design projects with the intent that they will transcend any specific period or label. We accomplish this by carefully selecting and assimilating materials that are not only aesthetically pleasing but exude a sense of permanence. This is especially important on Higher Education facilities which typically must last 25-50 years or more before they receive any type of significant renovation.

Sustainability

We know the projects we design today will affect not only present but future generations. With this in mind, sustainable or "green" building design has become a critical part of our design approach to every project before, during and after construction. There is no benefit for a building to stand the test of time, if it does so at the expense of the environment and the health and well-being of those on a campus or in the community.

Innovation

We constantly innovate new design concepts incorporating flexibility, new technology and leading edge design. RSA’s goal is to create built environments for our clients that provide longer life cycles, higher return on investment and more human environments.

Contextualism

Among our highest aspirations as a firm is to respect the "Architectural Heritage" of those we touch. We believe the design of structures should respect the essence and history of their surroundings. Not withstanding this philosophy, RSA believes in creating architecture that bespeaks a mission of "innovation" and "uniqueness" without disrupting the contextual fabric of the community.