Prior to establishing RKM Architects, Richard was with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson for 12½ years where he focused on Higher Education and larger scale public projects around the country. Kimberly shared a similar background professionally, as she also focuses on larger scale Higher Education projects in her ongoing role as Director of Design at Drexel University. The formation of RKM Architects was a counterpoint to these experiences, and is based upon their shared desire to focus on more intimately scaled local design problems. The intent was to establish a more personal interaction with clients, consultant teams, local craftsmen and builders. It is also based upon the desire to work within the local urban environment, responding to the unique scale, texture and character of Philadelphia.
Since its inception in 2010, RKM Architects has focused on Residential, multi-family, and mixed use projects in the region. The work includes new construction, adaptive reuse and renovation projects. RKM Architect’s work has been published in Residential Architect Magazine, Context Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer and on HGTV. RKM Architects has received design awards from both the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania chapters of the American Institute of Architects.
Richard A Miller, AIA
Richard is a cofounder of RKM Architects, and has a background of over 25 years in the design and construction industry in Philadelphia.
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Architecture, Drexel University.
Kimberly I Miller, AIA
Kimberly is a co-founder of RKM Architects and also currently serves as the Director of Design at Drexel University; where she oversees the design and construction of University projects. Kimberly brings over 25 years of experience in both the private sector and in the higher education fields. Kimberly takes an advisory role in ongoing work at RKM Architects and is involved in the both the design and administrative side of the practice.
Kimberly is also a licensed Real Estate Agent with VERY Real Estate.
Kimberly I. Miller Resume
Bachelor of Architecture, Pennsylvania State University
Masters in Business Administration, Drexel University.
Maria is a full-time Designer at RKM Architects. She is enrolled in her fifth year of the 2+4 program at Drexel University and expects to receive her Bachelor of Architecture in June 2018. Maria assists in all aspects of the design delivery process, and has experience in design, rendering, documentation, and construction administration.
Josh is a Designer at RKM Architects. He is enrolled in his third year of the 2+4 program at Drexel University and expects to receive his Bachelor of Architecture in June 2020.
Lola is the office greeter and is a rescue from the Erie Avenue SPCA. She was a two-time offender, and was last turned in as an adult at two years of age. Her former owners did not like her because she does not bark, and has never met a person she does not like. As such, they did not feel she would defend their house. Fortunately, these traits make her uniquely qualified to her current post. We will warn you that regardless of your predilection to dogs, she will likely treat you as a long-lost friend.
Blue, Kauffman, Buddy, and Zelda (momma)
The current crop of felines came to RKM Architects through Zelda, who showed up on the doorstep during the construction of ‘Lantern House’. Yes, she was pregnant at the time. The cats form a fairly tightly knit group, and generally keep to themselves. They will however, occasionally attend meetings unannounced.