RLA is a leader in the design and delivery of residential, commercial and institutional architectural projects in Ottawa.  Since its inception in 1996, RLA has earned a reputation as a trusted and reliable partner in the urban development industry.  We believe that through the strategic addition of density to our neighborhoods, we can increase the diversity, sustainability, and vitality of our city’s built environment.  RLA has developed expertise in realizing the maximum potential for every site based on its own merits. Regardless of scale, we approach each project with the goal of producing innovative solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs.

RLA is a cohesive team of architects, designers and technologists focused on the delivery of a wide range of architectural and design services. In the studio, every project is conceived as contextual response to the site which informs a clear design strategy.  The team works collaboratively to explore every possible design solution for projects ranging from single-family homes to the master planning of communities. We specialize in site selection, feasibility studies, planning & development approvals, project management, and contract administration. RLA remains intimately involved in all aspects of our work to promote our clients’ best interests while providing unique, contextual architecture that enhances urban life in our city.



  • Architectural Design
  • Concept Design
  • Building Planning
  • Interior Architecture & Fit-Up
  • Design Build Services
  • Construction Documentation
  • Tendering Packages
  • Code and Standards Compliance
  • Presentation Graphics
  • Planning Approvals & Building Permits
  • Public Consultation
  • Consultant Co-ordination
  • Project Team Management
  • Specification & Contract Documents
  • Quality Control
  • Construction Review
  • Post-Construction Services