We are an international design firm. Our clients trust us to reimagine places of business, living, education, and community. We design with creativity and empathy, collaborating across our disciplines to inspire, sustain and enhance our communities. Good design is inclusive, contextual, and timeless.

At RATIO, we design for impact.


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Preservation
  • Graphic Design


We embrace our responsibility for the greater good — working with clients to inspire community members, sustain their resources, and delight users. We enhance lives, drawing upon decades of local knowledge and the international resources of RATIO.


We are shaping the future through design, particularly in these key areas:



Our clients value design as a business strategy, one which gives them a competitive advantage. We understand the power of workplace design to create cultural transformation, and we are adept at sensitive change management. Our workplace team pushes boundaries while managing budgets for complex projects.

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K12 Education

Every community is striving to keep students safe, healthy, and engaged. Our clients value our collaborative approach, and our proven ability to adhere to strict budgets. We involve them in our data-driven LiveDesignSM process, and we leverage 3D technology for an immersive experience.

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The guest experience and related expectations are ever-changing. From F&B integration to guest health to emerging technologies, hotel owners and operators are challenged on all fronts. We believe hotels should be a portal to cities, a product of place, and an opportunity for authentic experiences.

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Campus spaces of all types require flexibility, and our thoughtful designs allow for the changing needs of education. We have extensive experience across both learning and research spaces including STEM, performing and fine arts, media and communications, health science, student unions, and athletic facilities. Time and again, we create customized campus experiences to attract and serve a diverse set of students.

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We delve into the context of the broader community and the site, and we create a unique design expression that communicates a story. We are proud to help developers transform cities, spaces, and lives through their ambitious projects, maximizing their investments.

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We build consensus, evaluate programmatic needs, and solve design problems through an inclusive approach. Funding challenges, administration changes, and the intricacies of public / private partnerships are just a few challenges our clients face. We manage the process with dedication and sensitivity to deliver value for communities, nationwide.

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We provide innovative solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues. Our methods are informed by the distinctive social, cultural, economic and physical opportunities inherent to each design problem. Through a dedicated process of discovery, our design professionals generate unique and original solutions that enrich communities and bring value to our clients. Our unique approach to design is evident by a diverse body of work with projects of various scale, typology, geography and appearance.

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Since our founding in 1982, RATIO has partnered with a diverse list of clients to deliver innovative design solutions across the globe. Originally focused on historic preservation, our firm has achieved international recognition on the strength of projects requiring complex consensus-building and contextual design in urban and campus environments. Today, RATIO’s five studio locations provide our clients with a wealth of international design experience while remaining firmly rooted in the authentic character of our communities.

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