|RBA rolling out New Courtyard by Marriott design in Raleigh, NC. The first Courtyard in area featuring the "refreshing business" concept. Read more at Hotel-Online.com.|
|Joe Elliott AIA award:
Joe Elliott has been named recipient of the S. Scott Ferebee Award. This award is given to acknowledge and honor extraordinary service to the community, profession and AIA Charlotte.
the leader in hospitality design and exceptional project execution
|"This project would have never happened had it not been for the ingenuity and expertise of RBA's hospitality team."
— Ambrosia Hospitality
|"Even in a competitive bid situation, the construction change order process was negated by the experienced team of designers and their well-crafted set of documents..."
— Gateway Hospitality
Teamwork. It's a fact: any architect can design a building. But few can design true partnerships built to stand the test of time. The RBA Group does just that. We consider each of our clients to be an integral part of our team. Not only do we listen, we build upon your ideas and objectives lending our expertise to provide architectural solutions that promote your business. Over the years, we have found that the results are far more rewarding – for our clients and for our firm. We take pride in the relationships, and buildings we've built together.
In good company...
We've completed over 200 hotels/resorts in 24 states and have experience with over 30 franchises nationwide. We are proud to work with the following brands:
- InterContinental Hotels Group
- Starwood Hotels and Resorts
- Choice Hotels
- Wyndham Hotel Group
- Best Western
- CB Richard Ellis
- Grubb Properties 1
- SREE Hotels
- HLI Resorts
- and many others
Just the facts...
Celebrating over 10 years of teamwork....RBA's leaders have over five million square feet of successfully completed Hospitality, Commercial, Industrial, Mixed-Use , and Retail projects. Building proforma- smart structures and long-term client relationships.
Focus on Sustainability
The RBA Group is a proud member of the USGBC (US Green Building Council) and has multiple LEED AP's amongst its leadership and staff. We have the experience and insight to guide your project through the LEED Certification process or incorporate any number of sustainable building practices.
Christopher H. Byers, AIA, NCARB
As President of the RBA Group, Chris manages both strategic and daily activities of the firm and ensures the business goals of our client's are met or exceeded by our collaborative team. Over the past decade he has brought to life a broad array of exceptional and ongoing client relationships.
Joseph D. Elliott, AIA, NCARB
As Senior Architect, Joe ensures the firm's technical expertise is maintained through daily project quality control oversight, code and compliance review and construction administration. Joe's involvement in projects from inception to completion contributes significantly to RBA's strength in delivering projects that are technically refined and budget compliant.
|Director of Design
Timothy J. O'Brien, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA, Member ULI
As Director of Design, Tim leads the firm's Design and Master-planning efforts by ensuring that RBA client's project aspirations are addressed with creativity, ingenuity and insight. With 24 years of experience designing significant projects nationwide, Tim works collaboratively with other leaders and studio members daily to create balanced designs that adhere to our client's performance criteria. Design oversight is his focus from concept to completion.
|Director of Hospitality
Steven E. Finch, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA
As Director of Hospitality, Steve leads RBA in delivering exceptional projects that perform according to the specific requirements of the Hospitality Industry. His industry insight and experience in Hotel, Resort and Restaurant design provides the client-focused know-how that differentiates RBA from its competitors. Steve participates in the production and construction administration for all Hotel, Resort and Restaurant projects managing schedules and budgets, and ensuring quality control.
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