Located in Los Angeles CA, RSAUD type "S" Corporation that was founded in 1988 when its managing principal won the commission for the West Hollywood Civic Center by virtue of an international design competition. It is a registered small business (SBA) with the County (L.A.), State (CA) and federal GSA. Our office varies between 4 and 6 professionals, striving to limit its overhead so that both principals and staff may dedicate their time and attention to the client and to the design of the projects themselves, at every level of detail. The wide diversity of skills and experience represented among our staff enables us to pursue solutions that are artful, responsible, socially relevant, scientifically sound and technologically innovative. We work on a wide variety of projects--from urban design to single family residential--including public and private institutions, multi-family and mixed-use development, and urban public spaces. Our work accordingly ranges in size from budgets of $250,000 to upward of $30 million. In the case of some larger projects, we are open to working in a variety of arrangements, including joint ventures with associate architects, as well as consultant members of larger multi-disciplinary teams. The locations of our projects extend as far as the United Kingdom, but also throughout the U.S.: New York, Ohio, New Mexico and Arizona, to name a few. With many public projects, RSAUD has extensive experience working with public owners and agencies throughout the County of Los Angeles (including but not limited to MTA, CRA/LA, Los Angeles, Culver City, West Hollywood, Long Beach, Santa Monica), as well as the Dept. of the State Architect (DSA), and U.S. Gov’t Services Admin (GSA).
Roger Sherman has been in practice as a licensed architect for over 20 years. He is currently a Boardmember of AIA/ Los Angeles, where he co-chairs the Political Outreach Committee. He is also Co-Director of cityLAB, an urban design and planning thinktank at UCLA, where he is also an Adjunct Associate Professor. Roger has also served on the Boards of Livable Places (a non-profit housing developer)l; the Westside Urban Forum (an urban landuse and development breakfast symposium); and the City of West Hollywood’s Cultural Heritage Advisory Board. He is the author of 3 books related to the architecture of the city: "Fast Forward Urbanism: Reconnecting Architecture and the City" (with Dana Cuff; Princeton Arch’l Press, 2010); "LA Under the Influence: the Hidden Logic of Urban Property" (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2010); and "RE American Dream: Six New Housing Prototypes for Los Angeles" (Princeton, 1995). Sherman has lectured widely, including at the Museum of Modern Art (NY), National Building Museum (DC), Princeton, Zocalo Public Square, and at the Harvard Design School, where he was a visiting studio instructor. He has been honored as a "Star of Design" by L.A.’s Pacific Design Center (2008), and was awarded the Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship from Harvard in 1995. Prior to founding his own office, Roger worked for Rafael Vinoly Architects in New York, where he was Project Designer for the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY) and Snug Harbor Music Hall (NY).