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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Bowman Place Completion & Dedication

Work on Bowman Place (formerly known as Timothy House and Gardens) has officially been completed, and the project dedicated, at an event held in the newly renovated Multipurpose Room. Community leaders- including Michael Busch, Speaker of the House; Mayor Gavin Buckley; Kenneth Holt, Secretary, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development- took time to share…

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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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Storage Facility Site Work

RPH recently assisted with the phasing plan of a new 3-story retaining wall at a proposed storage facility addition with one of our long term clients. The scope of work required an extension of an existing underground passageway to provide access into the addition.  The retaining wall is to be constructed in 3 separate…

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Maryland House Detox Complete

We posted back in December about on going construction at Delphi Health Group’s Maryland House Detox facility. As of May 2018, the facility is officially open and serving patients.  The team experienced challenges throughout the design process, we had to juggle Healthcare organization accreditation requirements, strict security demands, and Health Department regulations; all in…

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Pasticcio Italian Restaurant

RPH recently designed, produced construction documents, and assisted in permitting Pasticcio- a new Italian restaurant located in the Annapolis Plaza on Jennifer Road. The owners’ long history of running successful restaurants, and our previous experience laying out kitchen equipment, contributed to a successful design of the entire commercial kitchen layout without the use of…

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Zen Leaf Waldorf

Recently opened Zen Leaf in Waldorf is one of Maryland’s first medical marijuana dispensaries. New regulations and strict zoning laws created interesting challenges for the design team. Our process started with an exhaustive building code study before diving into design documents. High security storage, a public waiting area and a private retail area were…

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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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ezStorage Fairfax Draper

Construction begins next month on one of Siena Corporation’s most recent ezStorage projects, located just off Route 50 in Fairfax, VA. At 5 stories and about 150,000 SF, this storage facility will house over 1,000 self- storage units. In addition to generating permit & construction documents, RPH created drawings for a Special Exception application and…

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Happy Holidays & Thank You!

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our business. It’s been quite a year for us at RPH Architecture! We hope that 2017 has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues and your loved ones. We are grateful for…

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