At RTKL, architecture is our primary instrument for making the world a better place. We believe good architecture results in buildings both beautiful and high-performing. Every day, our studios around the world blend exceptional design skills, superior project management capability, and creative vision to produce buildings that have long-lasting positive economic, social and environmental impact on communities and organizations.



WASHINGTON— July 1, 2014 — RTKL, the global architecture and urban design practice, announces the addition of Francesco Cordua to the commercial practice group in the firm’s Washington, DC office. As vice president, Cordua will be responsible for expanding the team’s retail and interior brand strategy capabilities. He will also oversee The Environments Studio in […]

RTKL celebrates Earth Day by launching interactive tool for Performance-Driven Design

WASHINGTON—This Earth Day, RTKL, the global architecture and urban design practice, announces the release of two new strategic initiatives to support sustainable design. The DART is an interactive digital tool that guides designers toward Performance-Driven DesignSM, a strategy that aims to improve the economic, social and environmental value of the built environment. Also released today, the first annual 2013 RTKL Sustainability Report is an evaluation of how effectively the firm drove sustainability and higher performance across its projects last year. The goal of both initiatives is to spark conversation, provide useful insights, and ultimately improve the industry’s approach to sustainable design.


New generation of leaders recognized for their efforts across design disciplines, services and office locations Baltimore, MD – April 1, 2014 – RTKL, the global architecture and design practice, has named one new executive vice president, four senior vice presidents and four vice presidents. RTKL’s Chief Financial Officer Randy Pace has been promoted to executive […]

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Perspectives on a Globalizing World – A journey from an urbanizing China to an urbanized Europe

It’s been an interesting journey so far. After an enthusiastic and stressful campaigning effort for the Kagan Fellowship People’s Choice Award, it’s now time to really dive into the research. As I begin this journey, I would like to share my thought process, as well as the progress I have made so far. THE PROJECT: […]


Aristotle said, “People come together in cities to live, but they stay together in cities to live the good life.” As urban planners and architects, we strive to improve people’s lives through thoughtful design and planning for the built environment. Urban transit has been promoted as a way to make cities more livable, sustainable and […]

The Internet of Everything: World of IoE Design

Use of technology has always been a defining attribute of our species.  We have used technology to reshape our environment, to increase our own innate capabilities for production, transportation, and communication. Arthur C. Clarke famously wrote that, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”  A day in the life of an average person today […]