Robert Suttman in Lagunitas, CA on Houzz

RPS Design is a full service Architectural Design firm working to enhance the built environment in Marin County and the surrounding North Bay area since 2003. Rob Suttman’s holistic approach to design examines all aspects of the project needed to deliver a beautiful and functional product to each client.

The North Bay is rich with unique communities. Each locale has its own character and each neighborhood has its own special charm. A home designed to work well in Mill Valley may not succeed in Fairfax. And the needs of one family will rarely translate to a home designed for another family. At RPS Design we seek design outcomes that are tailored to enhance the specific lives of our clients and that are a positive addition to the communities in which they are built.

Rob’s studies at The Kent State University School of Architecture and Environmental Design afforded him a firm foundation on which to build his architectural skills. Since his graduation in 1994, he has plied his trade in Ohio, Florida, Santa Barbara California and Marin County. In all his life and work in these diverse locations, Rob has sought to absorb the visual and functional texture that makes each place unique. He carries these experiences with him today and draws on this three-dimensional data base to enrich his design vocabulary. Rob is always building on the foundations laid in Kent, Ohio.

Rob uses a ‘Binge and Purge’ method for design. He will compile and consume all the information relative to the project that he can acquire, then, only after thoughtful consideration of all the available information will he begin the creative process. The theory behind this approach is that a thorough understanding of the subject matter will generate a more informed design solution.

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Working with RPS Design was a real pleasure. Rob is highly experienced and inventive, as well as being an honest, easy going guy. The 90 year old house we bought last summer was a real mixed bag. We needed to make some serious structural redesigning, but needed to keep the cost down and protect character of the house. Rob's approach to designing our renovation really put us at ease. After assessing our needs, he efficiently took us through the design and permitting process, and he was instrumental in helping us select the right contractor. His design sense is apparent in both his architecture and the furniture design he does on the side. Rob is a creative and generous soul who I can't recommend highly enough.

Louis F - San Geronimo

Working with Rob Suttman was truly a pleasure. Rob is professional, reasonably priced and works quickly and precisely. He is also very helpful with design ideas. Rob worked closely with the Planning Department on our behalf, and is extremely knowledgeable about the planning laws and codes of the Town of San Anselmo which also made the experience easy and pleasant. When we needed to make changes to our plans, or had any questions, he spent a great deal of time with us giving information and new ideas for the changes. We recommend Rob Suttman highly.

Gary D - San Anselmo

RPS Design PO Box 111 Laguniats CA 94938 - (415) 314-0525 - copyright 2018