RUST | ORLING Architecture (formerly Rust, Orling, and Neale Architects, Inc.) has been providing architecture, planning, and interior design services to the public and private sectors in the mid-Atlantic region since 1979.
We are headquartered in reknowned Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Our proximity to this town’s rich cultural and architectural history informs our practical experience with combining traditional styles into a modern world. A major portion of our design projects are new buildings for infill sites or restoration, renovation, and adaptive reuse of existing buildings. We are honored to have contributed to Alexandria’s unique architectural tapestry over the past 40 years.
RUST | ORLING Architecture has participated actively in the development of real estate and has completed numerous successful residential and commercial projects — including several projects for our own offices. We firmly believe that this “hands-on” experience translates directly into the designs which we produce for others. Specifically, it has broadened our ability to assess not only the project design, but also a project’s economics as it relates to the complete range of development, operational, and facilities issues.
Our considerable project experience includes the design of:
More than half of this outstanding team has been with us for over 20 years! Our firm’s seven registered architects, one registered architect/interior designer, four project technical staff, and one administrative personnel are proud to represent a diverse multi-cultural and multi-lingual staff. These proven talents in design, graphics, project management, and technical skills comprise the core of our firm’s deep experience and knowledge base.
We are philosophically dedicated to the creation of buildings or environments which are “humanist” places that display elements of human scale and comprehension and that provide appropriate, comfortable (and sustainable) shelter. We have enjoyed the good fortune of being the recipient of numerous design awards. And of no less significance, other awards include commendation for the quality of construction documents prepared by our staff or the workmanship found in the buildings which we have supervised.