An award-winning firm committed to advancing the practice of Architecture throughout Ohio and beyond.
Firm Practice Specialty: Robert Maschke Architects approaches each endeavor with a highly refined design sensibility while advocating for a heightened public awareness of Architecture. The recipient of many awards, including national honors from the American Institute of Architects and the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award, RMA seeks to create an Architecture of complex spatial effects with modest means. What distinguishes the studio is its ability to turn ordinary projects into exceptional architecture. Robert Maschke Architects views project constraints as opportunities for design. Consequently, different versions of “economy” are conceptualized and implemented in RMA’s work. Gestures, materials, and atmospheres are investigated for essential qualities; techniques are developed, and technologies are deployed, resulting in experimental Architecture honed specifically for each project.
Robert Maschke, FAIA, founded his eponymous firm 1997, believing that a regional practice based in Cleveland, Ohio, could contribute to global architectural culture. Maschke’s civic, cultural, higher education and residential projects have contributed to Cleveland’s built environment while being internationally published and recognized. The recipient of many awards, including the AIA Ohio Gold Medal, Cleveland Arts Prize for design, the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award, and national honors from the American Institute of Architects, Robert is committed to advancing the practice of architecture while serving the community. Maschke has served as the President of the Union Club of Cleveland’s Board of Trustees and on several other civic and cultural boards.