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ezStorage Alexandria

The Siena Corporation found the location for one of their most recently completed ezStorage facilities in the City of Alexandria, on Wheeler Avenue. An interesting part about this particular site was the existing historic building on site- a four story brick mill that was constructed around 1812 and functioned as a mill into the 20th…

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RPH is now Studio 343!

As we closed out 2018, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to rebrand the studio to express our mission, vision and ideals. Studio 343, formally RPH Architecture, evolved from the very essence of what drives our team to be better people and better architects—work with good people, love the work we do, and do work that matters in the community. We can…

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Lakeview at Victoria Park Apartments

Construction is set to begin soon on one of our  most recent affordable housing projects- Lakeview at Victoria Park, located in Waldorf, MD. Submitted to MD DHCD’s Multifamily Program and Rental Housing Works Financing, the scope involves updating finishes, cabinets, plumbing and lighting fixtures, and mechanical systems for all 108 units in the building.…

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Masonry Morning with IMI

This week, RPH attended IMI’s Holiday Masonry Morning (aka Procrastinator’s Day) to earn Continuing Education credits, and learn about masonry innovation in the industry today. After several informative presentations about the efficiencies of CMU assemblies, and showing new masonry techniques in case studies around the country, we got to get our hands dirty. First…

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Mike Stinefelt Named Partner at RPH

We are excited to announce the promotion of Mike Stinefelt to Partner at RPH Architecture! He joins fellow partners, Chuck Hawley and Jean Sovinski in his new leadership role. Mike is a registered architect, a LEED Building Design + Construction accredited professional, and has over 15 years of experience. Mike’s passions lie in affordable housing…

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Proposed CubeSmart Renderings

A 150,000 SF CubeSmart storage facility has been proposed for a site located on Washington Boulevard in Elkridge, MD.  Because the site is on a busy corner with dramatic grade changes, the goal in designing the building footprint was to take advantage of the increase visibility at the corners of the site while staying within the…

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We’re Moving!

Big news today: We’re moving offices! We’ve been working on the design for our new office for a few months now, and two weeks ago finally obtained the permits. We have been so excited to get started that we thought we’d help the contractor out a bit with demolition. So, last week we all…

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In Memory of Rick

It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the passing of our Founder, beloved colleague and friend, Rick Ruhf. Rick’s contribution to the architecture world spans over 30 years. He was actively involved in all phases of the architecture process with an exceptionally keen eye for deconstructing the challenges that an architect faces,…

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Idea Room Design

RPH was recently called in to transform an under-utilized vestibule space of an office building into a convertible, multi-use Idea Room. We created plans, sections, and interior renderings for three different potential space layouts. Employees currently have both small and large conference rooms, but felt there was a ‘missing’ in-between space for a medium…

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Harvest Thyme Tavern

Back in June, we posted about the construction going on over at Harvest Thyme in Davidsonville. Having been open for a few months now, (and having eaten there several times) we can officially say this wonderful restaurant is a success! As with all of our projects, we always appreciate gaining more experience in designing…

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