Firm Profile

Office shots - RMWRMW architecture & interiors is a 70-person architecture and interior design firm that was established in San Francisco in 1970 with one overarching mission: To create inspired human environments through the power of responsible design.

We emphasize a rigorous pre-design process that establishes project criteria based on each client’s unique culture, workflow, and business objectives. We are committed to discovering design solutions that reflect your organization’s image, help solve functional challenges, enhance workers’ well-being, and embody a true sense of community.

RMW has delivered award-winning workplaces for clients in the high-tech, science, healthcare, industrial, academic, and civic sectors.

Experts in architecture, interior design, programming, and planning work side-by-side.

We believe that design is a conversation between people, environment, and culture. The quality of the end result is often the quality of the conversation. It is the goal of every principal and staff member to assume the role of resourceful collaborator—one who listens, learns, and leads.

Office shots - RMWStudio Practice

RMW’s practice is made up of experts in architecture, interior design, programming, and planning, all working side-by-side. Many individuals in the firm choose to practice within multiple disciplines. This cross-pollination enriches and speeds up the process of synthesis, giving RMW true flexibility in finding the best solution.

Our firm is home to a diverse mix of folks from all over the world, all of whom share a love of designing spaces. Our studios are open environments, and we promote community through studio-wide project pin-ups and knowledge sharing, monthly seminars, and frequent video-conferencing and travel between studios. In addition, staff members are actively engaged in community endeavors, promoting understanding of the field of architecture through educational partnerships with elementary schools and leadership in the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Groups we’ve worked with include:

  • LEAP
  • Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco
  • Architectural Foundation of San Francisco
  • San Francisco 2030 District
  • University of California at Berkeley (interns, career fair, student engagement)
  • University of San Francisco (interns)
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (interns, career fair, student engagement)
  • Mount Diablo High School, Concord – (education and engagement)
  • We Care
  • Oasis for Girls

Sustainable Design

RMW is renowned for innovative high-performance solutions, and has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Sustainable Design firms by Architect magazine (2015), one of the Top 100 Sustainable Design firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record (2014), and recipient of two Acterra Business Environmental Awards (2014 & 2015). RMW is a signatory of the Architecture 2030 Challenge, and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. The firm’s design of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s first LEED Platinum facility led in part to the campus winning a 2013 U.S. Green Building Council Green Building Super Hero Award, and our Net Zero Energy retrofit of 435 Indio Way is being used as a model for future development.

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