DESIGNS THAT MAKE EVERYDAY EXPERIENCES EXTRAORDINARY 

We transform common building materials into architectural sequences of space and light that connect people to each other and to the natural world. Our architecture engages the city and provides detachment from it at the same time, amplifying and enhancing the experience of living through our senses.  Our projects touch the planet lightly, setting the stage for living, working, and playing in the 21st century. Modern architecture has the power to transcend the ordinary.

David Reddy AIA / R&D Architects are building a humane and sustainable world, one 2x4 at a time.

MORE THAN A BUILDING

Choreographed sequences of space and light, sustainable materials and methods, consideration of the details that matter in our daily lives, and deep experience in construction combine to distinguish David Reddy AIA / R&D Architects' work.  Their purpose is to construct a more sustainable, livable, and beautiful world.

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SPACE AND LIGHT

choreographing flows of energy

Our buildings are conceived from the inside out. Space is the dominant figure, creating a dance of light and shadow where inside and outside merge.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Nurturing the health of the planet

Living systems form delicately interdependent webs, and achieving cradle-to-cradle carbon neutrality is a mandate. Sustaining ecologic balance is our duty to the future.

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FUNCTION AND UTILITY

Celebrating the ordinary

Surfaces and objects that can be touched are carefully considered and designed for convenience of use. Design elements  gracefully receive the hand that grasps them.  

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STICKS AND STONES

building the vision

After working in construction for the first ten years of his career,  David Reddy brings deep understanding and love of construction materials and systems to every design challenge.

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS AND CONCEPTUAL RISK

David Reddy worked for ten years on the construction side of the housing industry before starting his education as an architect. His work with Antoine Predock, Frank Gehry, and others on the architecture of large commercial and institutional projects over the next fifteen years matured his uniquely personal synthesis of practical construction knowledge and conceptual facility.  

    

LIVING WITH COMMITMENT 

Venice  in the 20th century was rundown, tough, and economically accessible. Poets, musicians, inventors, surfers, painters, sculptors, body builders, writers, and others found cheap space in the urban mashup of industrial buildings and bungalows.  A vibrant spirit of creative experimentation prevailed. What has come to be known as the "Venice School" of architects built their first projects on the streets and in the alleys, working with limited means and common materials. This is the energy of our community.

David Reddy AIA / R&D Architects' lives and work are rooted in a tradition of creative exploration that reaches far beyond the boundaries of our home.  In a rapidly transforming and connected world, we believe that small actions make a big difference.