RMKM Architecture is a professional corporation founded in 1995 by four experienced, dedicated, and creative architects who share a fundamental commitment to design excellence and the highest quality professional service.
Principals Mark Rohde, Don May, and Jim McNamara are equipped with a wealth of diverse professional project experience highlighted by numerous major projects for educational, healthcare, museum, high-technology, and public clients. They are committed to reaching well beyond the normal expectations of the architectural profession and are firmly dedicated to the pursuit of an enduring architecture that is contextually sensitive, functionally effective, technologically innovative, and aesthetically inspiring.
Since 1995, RMKM has consistently provided comprehensive high quality professional architectural, planning, and interior design services. RMKM maintains an experienced staff of highly qualified and dedicated professionals including seven registered architects.
Mark Rohde is a founding principal of Rohde May Keller McNamara Architecture, P.C. (RMKM), and has specialized in the design and planning of award winning, high-profile public architecture for more than 30 years. Mark offers clients an engaging and highly collaborative design process and is recognized for his ability to bring clarity and exciting vision to diverse and complex projects. Mark's expertise extends to all types of architectural projects, with a focus on healthcare, educational, technical, museums, and library building types. His design approach is based on listening and open communication, his comprehensive "hands on" involvement at all phases of the project, his energy and enthusiasum, and his commitment to excellence.
Bachelor of Arts-Architecture, University of New Mexico, 1975
Masters of Architecture, Harvard University,1980
Registered Architect in New Mexico and California
Founding Principal Don H. May offers the benefit of proven project leadership capabilities that are complemented by significant experience as both an Industrial Designer and award winning design architect. Don's philisophical approach toward the pursuit of design excellence is achieved through a collaborative process of exploration and problem solving. Don is devoted to the pursuit of sustainable design, with special interest in the development of state-of-the-art architecture for vital public safety and justice owners.
Bachelor of Science, Western Illinois University,1979
School of Industrial Technology
Masters of Science, Western Illinois University,1980
School of Industrial Technology
Master of Architecture, University of New Mexico, 1990
Registered Architect in New Mexico and Arizona
Member of NCARB, AIA, American Solar Energy Society, IALEP, AIA NM DAC (Disaster Assistance Co-coordinator)
Jim directs the Healthcare Studio for RMKM Architecture. In his thirty-two years practicing architecture, he has spent the last twenty-four specializing in designing healthcare facilities. Currently, Jim is the managing principal architect for the San Carlos Apache Medical Center, San Juan Regional Medical Center projects, and Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital. Prior to the founding of RMKM, Jim directed the Healthcare Studio at Flatow Moore Shaffer McCabe Design Group (FMSM) for six years. Under his direction, his studio completed several significant healthcare projects in New Mexico.
Bachelor of Arts-Architecture, University of New Mexico,1978
Registered Architect in New Mexico and Texas
Board Certified - American College of Healthcare Architecture (ACHA)
Member of NCARB, AIA, AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, FGI Healthcare Guidelines Advisory Committee.
MARK ROHDE, AIA
DON MAY, AIA, NCARB
JIM McNAMARA, AIA, NCARB
Robert Mallory, AIA
Don Schlegel, FAIA
Dan Caruso, LEED AP
Marissa Hebert, LEED AP BD+C
Louvenia Magee, LEED AP BD+C
Peter Rehn, RA
Ramon Sarason, RA, LEED AP
Dave Williams, RA
The architect – client relationship is akin to a partnership. With budget, schedule, and project vision at stake, trust is imperative. For this reason, we seek to establish clear communication, understood expectations and overall good relationships early on in a project. With a trusting team in place, each individual becomes more willing to ask important questions and more personally invested in doing what it takes to realize a successful project.
We consider our design process to be flexible and intuitive. It begins with an exploration of the essence of the project, aimed at uncovering the subtleties of programmatic goals and the deeper layers of meaning in a project's context and site. Once we understand the full extent of the problem to be solved, we firmly believe that solutions are best achieved through meaningful collaboration with all project stakeholders. Through effective collaboration, and the consideration of many well developed concepts, we have the ability to achieve design solutions that successfully create enhanced value for the stakeholders, as well as the social and physical environment.
In line with our firm’s philosophical tenets of collaboration and direct principal involvement, the RMKM studio boasts no executive office suites. Rather, our studio’s open floor plan integrates the Principals into the flexible work environment where RMKM designs and produces projects. Experience has proven that our open-interactive approach promotes synergy, cooperation, and flexibility that will ultimately better equip the entire team to solve design problems/issues and will enable concepts to evolve as the most appropriate planning-design-development solutions.
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