Design Philosophy

At RMW architecture & interiors, we design and define spaces that work as hard as the people who use them.

We don’t do architecture. We use it as a tool. Cadence Bldg10 29-36

We don’t decorate spaces. We bring them to life.

Our approach grows naturally from a quest for ideas and answers.

We create environments that aren’t afraid of being productive or significant. Where the bottom line is not a dirty word, and neither is the human spirit. We build enduring and meaningful places for people to live and work and come together as communities.

Designs are never imposed. They evolve from a rigorous inquiry into the particulars of location and program. Our solutions represent a determined belief that we can transform functional problem-solving into creative spaces, and set standards for a sustainable future.


Environmental responsibility is a key element of RMW’s design philosophy. Architecture and interior design actively shape our world. Environmental factors such as natural light, air quality, and access to nature affect well-being and performance in our workplaces.

Jack London Square_Bldg F1 20-20A well-known 2010 study suggests green buildings have a positive impact on the health of the occupants – reduction of absenteeism, decline in stress-related ailments, asthma, and respiratory problems. The design of sustainable offices and workplaces is a very visible indicator of a company’s culture and environmental stewardship. Through innovative design strategies, and a strong sense of environmental responsibility, we intend to help create a sustainable future with each project we work on.

As active members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), we have embraced the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) framework as a solid guideline for goal-setting and strategizing sustainable approaches. Our professional staff has developed expertise in the use of these guidelines through formal training and LEED professional accreditation. Currently more than half our staff members are LEED accredited.

We consider it our responsibility to continually learn about new products, systems and materials and how they are manufactured, shipped and eventually applied to a project. That is why we have accepted the 2030 Challenge to adopt energy reduction targets and lower greenhouse gas emissions for new and renovated buildings.