About Us

R. McGhee & Associates creates buildings and spaces which shape the fabric of neighborhoods and have positive effects on the quality of life in the communities they serve. We find exciting canvases for design excellence in locations from vacant parking lots to abandoned old buildings.

R. McGhee & Associates (RMc) is a minority-owned architectural firm that provides a full range of architectural services. Our 12 person firm consists of a talented and diverse group of highly-motivated design professionals with experience in successfully completing residential, commercial and institutional facilities.

As a firm, we focus on sustainable design as a key element in executing projects. Every staff member is working on, or has worked on, one or more LEED projects. Forty percent of the firm professionals are LEED accredited. We also take particular pride in our experience and success with the alteration, restoration, and adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

We have concentrated on developing specialized techniques to bring unique and difficult projects to fruition.  Among these include gaining support and consensus with the neighborhoods, community groups, and regulatory bodies involved with the project in order to help achieve the client’s goals.

Our firm utilizes thirty years of experience working with local and federal agencies to design new buildings, obtain approvals for master plans, restore and develop historic properties, and redevelop neighborhoods.

Our goal is to provide the broadest menu of professional services to our clients. A key component of this menu is the personal attention our key personnel gives to each client and project. Our firm and our administrative and consultant relationships are organized around the guiding principle of providing top quality design services throughout each phase of each project.

The nature and attributes of each client and each project are individually examined to ensure that our projects properly respond to the aesthetic, environmental, economic and technical requirements of both occupants and owners. R. McGhee & Associates is licensed to do business in VA, MD, and DC, located in a HUBZone, and is 8a certified by the SBA (Small Business Administration). We are a registered CBE in Washington, DC and MBE certified for Baltimore City, MD