Robertson Strong Apgar Architects, P.C. is an architectural firm comprised of a full professional staff skilled in all aspects of architectural design and sustainable architecture. The firm, established in 1963, has been providing four decades of experience and service. The majority of our projects each year are from previous satisfied clients with whom we have developed long-term relationships. RSA Architects' architectural design experience is in large complex projects as well as specialized function facilities. Our capabilities include Master Planning and Feasibility Studies, Site Selection and Schematic Design, and complete project programming and documents. Over the years we have established a solid reputation as one of Upstate New York's most respected architectural firms. RSA Architects has as its mission; to create unique and innovatively designed structures which are functional, durable, and aesthetic.
Two principals, Lawrence C. Apgar and James S. Oliver serve as principal-in-charge for each project undertaken by the firm. One principal is the prime contact with each client and maintains a close relationship throughout the duration of the job. He supervises and oversees all aspects of the project from preliminary design development through project closeout. The guidance and close involvement with in-house Syracuse architects, designers and consultants during all phases of the project insure satisfaction of the project's objectives.
At RSA, we treat others exactly the way we would want to be treated. We are driven to meet client needs and clearly understand that we are working for our clients. Most importantly, RSA realizes that a successful architectural firms' service requires more than just technical expertise. It requires sincerely working in good faith. It requires adding value and delivering performance. Robertson Strong Apgar is actively designing value into each and every relationship and project. We take pride in offering all our clients a full array of options that maximizes the long-term value and satisfaction.
Robertson Strong Apgar Architects is committed to environmentally responsible architectural designs that are responsive to environment as well as the owner's program requirements. Buildings have one of the largest impacts on the ecosystem and we know that the educated, experienced choices we make in the building design will have a positive effect on the ecosystem.
RSA has a tradition of creating high performance buildings with an integrated environmental sustainability. This is a natural continuance of RSA's core values and goals. Our sustainable design process has three points:
Humane Design creates high quality indoor environments, energy efficient environments. This sustainable architecture approach maximizes natural light and introduces this light deeper into the core spaces. We were an early proponent of a number of green ideas: the use of natural lighting with light shelves, the use of in-floor heating and cooling, use of renewable materials, and aggressive thermal envelopes. Life Cycle Design provides expertise to analyze the impacts from the construction through occupancy. Sustainable designs that offer operational cost savings. Making good choices, utilizing sustainable materials, systems and processes, is essential to our Economy of Resources approach.
We are an architectural firm dedicated to working closely with our clients to develop the optional and most appropriate high performance building design. RSA has, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, (LEED) accredited Syracuse architects. Our resources and experience with sustainable architectural allows project options to be developed, understood, evaluated and the proper solution selected; to minimize the environmental impact.