Museums, institutions and auditoriums are the repositories of human expression and human experience. They represent rare and rewarding project types that, when done well, invariably leave the world a better place.
Our mission is to ensure that every cultural space we design enhances the work of performer and artist and in doing so, enriches the life of the viewing audience. These spaces are opportunities for learning and bringing imagination to life. Our experience ranges from simple event spaces to large theaters, museum renovations, and cutting-edge, iconic recital hall design.
For every project, RSP defines design success in business terms, recognizing that good design doesn’t have to cost more, but it does have to do more. Our architects, interior designers, workplace strategists, and experience designers know that space is critical to innovation and engagement. We strategically partner with our clients to fully understand their business and tenants — before we design their common spaces or develop design standards.
Our corporate practice includes experienced teams that focus on headquarters, multi-story buildings, renovations, refreshes and re-stacking office spaces. We also have an award-winning portfolio of repositioning of multi-story buildings and tenant improvements.
Distribution + Manufacturing
From the food we consume to the technology we use, distribution/warehouse/manufacturing facilities are the lifeline of the industries that serve people. Our distribution center design team is led by experts who are experienced in all aspects of design from both the client’s and consultant’s perspective. By applying smart value engineering, we help you maximize operational efficiencies, reduce construction costs and lower the total cost of ownership. Distinguished by a high percentage of repeat work, we have an exemplary track record and reputation for delivering creative, innovative and technically effective solutions.
Designing the spaces and places in which learning, exploring and thinking take place is an honor. One that requires expansive thinking, teamwork and innovation. At RSP, our education practice has led to strategic partnerships with great institutions and international designers. Our experience includes classrooms, student centers, residential halls, science buildings, theaters, campus master plans and more.
We believe learning spaces should inspire curiosity, celebrate diversity and look to the future — unfolding the next generation of global leaders and gamechangers. While our work varies from campus to campus, a common thread is personal connectivity and collaboration: engaging students, supporting community, enabling technology and embracing sustainability.
Food + Beverage
Since our inception, RSP has applied creative thought and comprehensive project management to the unique architectural and interior design challenges of restaurants and food service. Whether grabbing a seat at a coastal oyster bar, kicking back on a sofa at a contemporary yet playful renovated motorcycle shop or craving an intimate lounge experience, we’ve done a bit of everything. RSP has in-house expertise in fixture design and selection, kitchen design and equipment specification, prototype development for national brands and theming design and branding for one-of-a-kind concepts.
Gaming design is evolving, but still has a singular goal: to encourage guests to stay, play and return again soon. RSP understands the nuances of the gaming industry and has experience creating entertaining spaces. RSP staff have completed gaming floors totaling over 15,000 slot and 500 table game positions. One of our oldest casino clients, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, was recently recognized as a top contender for North America’s Sexiest Casinos.
RSP has been delivering design that works for the military over 30 years. For us, it’s not just a job. We are proud to serve those who serve our nation. Our focused success? Helping clients consistently ensure every square foot is valued, improving lives the bottom line. We are curious, exceedingly dependable and confident in our ability to translate our clients’ vision, into the most authentic space possible.
government Facility Types
Our team is committed to designing maintainable, efficient and secure facilities on time and on budget. We provide the following building types through single projects, AE IDIQ, MATOC and MACC contracts:
Access control points
Administrative and office
Cold storage and refrigeration
Community and recreational destinations
Data centers and mission critical
Distribution centers and warehouses
Emergency operation centers
Flight, battle projection and electronic simulation
Hospital, laboratories and medical research
Tactical equipment and maintenance
Training centers and education classrooms
government Core services
With national experience ranging in size and scale, our design team can coordinate a project from start to finish. Our government team provides the following core services:
Development of design standards
Energy/sustainability charette facilitation and design
Subject Matter Expertise
With over 350 employees, we serve clients representing everything from established Fortune 100 global brands to innovative start-ups, thoughtful nonprofits and more. With this vast experience, we’ve developed a deep bench to support unique project needs. Our subject matter expertise includes:
Facility information management/IWMS
Facility condition and optimization
Mission critical evaluation and design
Healthcare + Life Sciences
RSP offers expansive insight into the healthcare industry, with experience in projects of every imaginable size and type – from hospitals and clinics to master plans and specialty medicine. We are devoted to co-creation, working closely with our clients to do the job right. Our team of healthcare design experts guide, educate and empower – all while providing an exceptional level of service.
Our approach is simple. We’ll help solve the problems that matter and turn ideas into action by seeing the world through the eyes of both patients and staff. We are forward-thinking, from envisioning new technology to supporting a differentiated experience for healthcare brands. We are intentional, honest and committed to continual improvement. And we always put people first.
Hotels today have taken on a new purpose for both the customer and the context in which they are placed. The customer is integrated into a fabric of experiences that connect them to purpose, enjoyment and relaxation. These experiences extend themselves to the context of neighborhoods, cities, retreats and destinations. Our work is an orchestration of talent that brings success to these projects, keeping stride with the ever-changing hospitality industry.
Our experience includes a wide range of projects from large scale convention properties to boutique hotels. We excel at creating unique memorable experiences that trigger an emotional connection and provoke engagement and loyalty, all while maintaining consistent brand qualities and standards.
Our wired world is dependent on data centers. Highly complex facilities that ensure our daily lives run smoothly. And as the Internet of Things continues to expand at warp speed, businesses become increasingly reliant on reliable, secure technology. RSP’s Mission Critical practice is focused on designing ingenious, efficient, effective solutions for a diverse range of clients. We take great pride in looking at the problem differently than others. On exploring new ways to do things. Asking why or why not, versus accepting status quo.
Our team of experts include award-winning engineers with a 20+ year track record of designing successful data centers. Data centers that dramatically reduce energy consumption while expanding capacity. Data centers that are highly sustainable. And data centers that are setting new standards in the U.S. and beyond. Because the speed of change isn’t passing us by. We’re driving it.
We can bring an architecture and engineering team, tailoring our service offering to each project:
ARC flash studies
Data center evaluation
Data center planning
Facility design standards
Mission critical design
At RSP, we understand the relationship of resilient communities with the built environment, and that link is almost always through mixed-use design. Whether suburban or urban, mixed-use bakes in walkability, resiliency and economic vitality in a way that fosters a sense of place and civic purpose, not to mention the flexibility to draw on multiple revenue streams. By blending commercial, corporate and civic uses—with green space and mobility—RSP mixed-use projects offer the best of all worlds.
Multi-family housing is facing a dual crisis. On one hand, there are not enough units across the board. On the other hand, consumers have dramatically changed their wants and needs in the last few years. At RSP, we know we have to design our way out of this situation.
As markets shift and cities grow, more and more developers are adding residential components to new and existing mixed-use and retail centers. Our experts know these project types backwards and forwards. From unit layouts and resilient communities to making strong connections to the neighborhood and to activating streetscapes, we design residential developments that anticipate future consumer needs.
It’s about the experience. Creating unique destinations where consumers are engaged and have choice. Today’s retail environments are rapidly evolving, taking cues from the hospitality, entertainment and corporate worlds to provide variety, create connections and ultimately entice consumers to shop offline. The blurred lines aren’t new to us. Retail experts for more than 40 years, RSP has continually evolved our planning and design approach in lock-step with our clients. Developers, national retailers or single-store owners. No matter the client, we make the effort to understand the brand, the business and desired experience. Only then can we offer a team of experts capable of delivering the project’s goals. The diversity of our practice includes expertise in the entire supply chain, plus hospitality, housing, healthcare and corporate – a growing need when planning dynamic entertainment-driven communities. Yet we never lose sight of ultimate goal. At the end of the day, it’s still about making the cash register ring.
From the outside, in, our corporate practice is dynamic and diverse. Whether it’s a showroom floor to help you sell your space, or you already have tenants lined up, our agile tenant improvement team focuses on interior renovations and branded build-outs.
It’s more than an aggregate of good-looking furniture. We consider the experience of the space and merge the exterior and interior to form a compatible whole. We focus on the details — how it feels to sit in the chair, work at the counter, lead a meeting. Ultimately, we support the people — how we can make them feel valued. Produce more. And feel happier at work.