Firm


Approach

REBECCA COFFMAN Architecture, RC|A, practices an integrated, multidisciplinary process to reach design solutions that support a green building agenda. Our background in both architecture and landscape architecture greatly benefits the design process and leads to a graceful interface of structure and site. RC|A believes in a fundamental sense of wellbeing that occurs when design is respectful of its particular place.

At RC|A we introduce architecturally designed elements throughout our projects to bring forth beauty and a sense of quality. RC|A enjoys designing for metal, glass, concrete, stone and wood, interpreting raw materials in unique ways. We work with artists and fabricators and clients are encouraged to get involved in the design evolution.

When climatic conditions are favorable, we look for opportunity to create outdoor spaces that support a variety of public and private activities. We focus our attention on the interface between structure and site and investigate opportunities to gracefully satisfy programmatic needs inside-out.

Services

REBECCA COFFMAN Architecture has developed a broad portfolio of completed projects since it’s founding in 1998.

RC|A works with owners, developers, non-profits, schools, religious institutions, businesses, cities and counties to help design and actuate a wide variety of projects. Our services include:

  • Conceptual Design
  • Community & Master Planning
  • Architectural Building Design
  • Comprehensive Site & Landscape Design
  • Facilities Assessment & Renovation
  • Environmental Restoration

Our office is well versed in helping clients evaluate how and where architectural services are most efficiently rendered. We do our best work when brought into a project at the beginning, either as the primary consultant or as part of a multidisciplinary team committed to reaching an integrated design solution.


Our Team

rebecca coffman

REBECCA COFFMAN, Principal

Rebecca Coffman opened RC|A in 1998 after graduating from UC Berkeley with degrees in both Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Rebecca’s strength lies in her comprehensive view of structure and landscape as a unified composition. Her work feels grounded and accessible.

Ms. Coffman’s design expertise spans both the site specific and community scale. She has taught ecological design and participates in community scale efforts to further the understanding of design as an organizing principle behind environmental stewardship.

Rebecca practices Architecture and Planning in a broad variety of contexts, including custom residential architecture and landscape architecture, rural place-based community planning, master planning for private ranches and historical sites and infill projects supporting the greater urban fabric. Ms. Coffman and her team are dedicated to finding elegant solutions that integrate people, nature and technology.

robert ng

ROBERT NG, Design Associate

Robert Ng joined RC|A in 2016 after graduating in 2014 with a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado. Mr. Ng views the native and built landscape as a medium through which to facilitate wellbeing, education, and civic engagement. He contributes greatly to the RC|A office culture with his unique combination of urban sensibilities and appreciation for being a part of the greater environment.

 

sarah ramus

SARAH RAMUS, Design Associate

Sarah Ramus joined the RC|A team in 2018 bringing with her years of experience in the field of construction. Ms. Ramus graduated in 2014 with a degree in Applied Science in Architectural Design from Portland Community College. Sarah has worked as a designer for design-build construction companies and public government sponsored projects. Ms. Ramus’s breadth of practical knowledge offers a hands-on perspective that supports RC|A’s commitment to efficiency and affordability.


Partial Client List

  • Alameda County Waste Management, Oakland
  • Blue Dog Ranch, Santa Cruz
  • Bridgeway Farms, Davis
  • CA Province of the Society of Jesus, Applegate
  • Carville Sierra, Inc., Grass Valley
  • City of Livermore
  • City of Nevada City
  • City of Oakland
  • Faraway Ranch, Telluride
  • Franciscan Friars of CA, San Juan Bautista
  • Habitat for Humanity East Bay, Oakland
  • Jade’s Ranch, Santa Cruz
  • Mono Lake Committee, Lee Vining
  • Nevada County
  • Paicines Ranch, Paicines
  • Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Parish & School, Saratoga
  • San Domenico School, San Anselmo
  • Rancho Venada, Williams, Colusa County
  • Tara Mandala Retreat, Pagosa Springs
  • Trinity Episcopal School & Parish, Menlo Park
  • Vastu Shanti LLC, Bonny Doon
  • Private Individuals, Family Trusts and LLC’s