Firm Profile
Established in 1987, R.J. Heisenbottle Architects (RJHA) is an architecture, planning, interior design and historic preservation firm located in Coral Gables, Florida. The principal of the firm, Richard J. Heisenbottle, FAIA, as well as key employees, have an impressive record of experience in a wide range of projects in both the public and private sectors. Today, the firm is a design leader in high quality, high profile, award-winning projects, with an emphasis on historic preservation, theatre arts, recreation centers, educational facilities, commercial buildings, multi-family residential and high-end residential projects. Throughout the years, RJHA has become well known for successful large-scale historic preservation and adaptive use projects. We see historic preservation as a viable tool for community revitalization. Our work exemplifies sustainability through our commitment to the conservation of existing cultural and historical resources. We respect these renewable resources by restoring special architectural features and details that make them a unique part of our urban fabric and create a sense of place in the community. Our unique approach has garnered the firm numerous preservation and design awards for Excellence in Architecture from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, in addition to the American Institute of Architects Florida and Miami Chapters and the Dade Heritage Trust. In addition to AutoCAD, the firm uses Revit Architecture for BIM (Building Information Modeling), a 3D drawing methodology that allows us to thoroughly illustrate design concepts, details, dimensions and space plans. BIM helps us generate accurate digital models of our projects so clients can clearly visualize their buildings before construction begins. Using BIM promotes coordination, reduces errors and strengthens the Architect-Owner-Contractor relationship.

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