What We’re Thinking

Designing a Better Market Street: Two Ideas

Dean Samuels |

RMW architecture & interiors has spent a lot of time on San Francisco’s Market Street over the past few years, completing design work for 1155 Market, 1355 Market, and 1455 Market. As San Francisco’s main thoroughfare — the place where […]

Repositioning Office Buildings for Curb Appeal

Dean Samuels | ,

Efforts to revitalize San Francisco’s mid-Market Street appear to be paying off. For years, the corridor loosely bounded by Sixth Street and Van Ness Avenue had the highest commercial vacancy rate in the city. Now, several major projects have been built or are […]

6 Ways to Make Your Workplace Greener: Sustainability Case Studies, Part 2

Karen Letteney | , ,

A question we often hear from our clients is, “How can we make our workplace as energy efficient and sustainable as possible?” In part one of this two-part blog, RMW looked at how a large commercial office campus approached this […]

“Love What You Do:” Career Advice for New Architects

Russ Nichols |

Congratulations, graduating architecture students! You’ve chosen a career that can be both magical and maddening — but always matters. RMW has put together a quick video from Russ Nichols, president of RMW, talking about why it’s important to love what you […]

As Green As Can Be: Workplace Sustainability Case Studies, Part I

Patrick Todd | Stephanie Silkwood | , ,

A question we often hear from our clients is, “How can we make our workplace as energy efficient and sustainable as possible?” In this two-part Think blog, RMW architecture & interiors takes a look at two recently completed projects that […]

Sneak Peek: General Purpose Lab at LBNL

Dean Samuels | ,

As the first new building to be constructed in 50 years in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s “Old Town,” the 43,000-square-foot General Purpose Laboratory sets the stage for future redevelopment on this part of campus. When RMW took a hard-hat tour […]

The Evolution of the Tech Campus

Russ Nichols | , , ,

As our relationship to work has changed over the past quarter century, so has workplace design. The evolution of corporate campus headquarters provides a dramatic example of this workplace shift. In our latest Thought Leader video, RMW architecture & interiors president Russ […]

Twitter, Mid-Market, and the Urban Tech Campus

Terry Kwik | , , , ,

Terry Kwik, Principal at RMW architecture & interiors, has spent a lot of time in San Francisco’s Mid-Market district over the past few years. That’s because Terry has been leading the design of the core and shell improvements to 1355 […]

Sustainable Laboratory Design: LBNL’s First LEED Platinum Lab

Stan Lew | , ,

When the first researchers moved into Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Building 74 in 1962, it was a fraction of the size it is today. It grew through six different increments through the 1990s. Each addition to the building was funded […]

The Alt-Shift: Today’s Workplace Strategy Listens to Differences

Claire Guest | ,

When people use the term “alternative workplace strategies,” or AWS, they’re usually referring to the confluence of office design, mobile technology, and HR policies that enables work to be done from a variety of settings outside the traditional cubicle. It’s […]