Our Story


RDL Architects grew out of Ron Lloyd’s desire for freedom of expression and his commitment to providing innovative design and superior customer service to his clients.

After a successful career managing the design studios of nationally recognized firms, Ron founded RDL Architects, Inc. in 1994 in Cleveland, Ohio. As a top architect in Cleveland, Ron has since transformed his architecture firm from a one-person studio into a multidisciplinary, award-winning, nationwide practice.

Today, the firm is comprised of master architects, planners, designers and MBAs who specialize in: Architecture, Placemaking and Interior Design. With significant experience in Market Rate Housing, Affordable Housing, Senior Living, Retail, Mixed-Use DevelopmentOffice, Industrial and Student Housing, we’re committed to being your project partner, from site analysis to the day your doors open.

RDL Architects is guided by three sustaining principles:

People: treating others with respect and humility

Places: designing positive, innovative environments for living, work and play

Possibilities: creating new opportunities and futures for clients and communities

We have a unique culture of collaboration, teamwork and openness. We value our clients and their vision. We don’t just design spaces; we help to create experiences that inspire.

If you’re looking for an architecture firm whose commitment and experience can bring your vision to life, please get in touch with us today.


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