DATE PUBLISHED: APR 1, 2021
RIM Architects is proud to announce our 35-year anniversary. Founded in 1986 in Anchorage, Alaska, by Larry S. Cash, FAIA, with offices in Alaska, northern and southern California, Guam, and Hawaii, the firm has grown to approximately 70 professionals in five offices.
The Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Alaska
Perhaps the best word to describe RIM is resilient, having survived four recessions, a pandemic, and various earthquakes, tsunamis, and tidal waves. This spirit of resilience has strengthened the resolve of RIM’s staff, several of whom have served with the firm for more than three decades. We are a resilient firm, accustomed to solving challenges in the most difficult climates, terrains, and climatic conditions. In fact, this early philosophy of resilience permeates our values today and creates a lasting legacy for a new generation of leaders. We are creative problem solvers who are dedicated, resourceful, and hard working. We love a good challenge and the satisfaction earned from our growing list of clients. Our early motto, Results with IMagination, remains relevant now.
RIM Architect’s stacking diagram for BART’s new headquarters in Oakland, California
Today, RIM’s portfolio sectors include hospitality, federal, commercial offices, cultural, civic, healthcare, education, warehouses, housing, entertainment, retail, restaurants, mixed-use, transportation, parks, branding, and more. Our work ranges from large-scale, ground up new construction to minor renovations. RIM’s project locations vary internationally and throughout the United States, from remote sites in Alaska and Japan to urban centers like the heart of Oakland, California where we are currently providing programming and architectural design services for the new BART headquarters which will accommodate 1,300 employees.
To celebrate RIM’s 35th Anniversary, you’re invited to visit our new website at www.rimarchitects.com
The outdoor recreation pavilion at Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson in Alaska was RIM’s first “ground-up” project, and a design award winner.