Architecture was established in 1991 headquartered in San Mateo,
California. The firm offers its clients the full range of architectural,
planning and interior design services such as, but not limited to,
master planning, feasibility studies, pre-design services, programming,
schematic design services, construction document preparation and
the full range of project construction management. The firm also
handles such items as medical planning, construction document preparation
along with obtaining state approvals and special construction management.
The firm has become fully computer oriented since 1992 allowing
the use of the latest technology such as CAD for the production
of construction documents. All specifications are on computer allowing
for the extreme flexibility required. Files are easily transferred
from our office to consultants and our computers can be linked to
those of our clients to streamline all aspects of a project. All
this technology is available but if a client requests a hand drawn
set of construction documents, those can also be accommodated.
Projects are handled with the firm as Prime Architect or as a Consultant
to another architectural firm needing the extra expertise Gooyer
can bring to a medical related project.
The intentional small size of the firm provides our clients with
direct personal contact with the principal, Robert Gooyer, AIA,
FHFI on all projects. It has been our goal to never become too large
to not offer this personalized attention.
Robert C. Gooyer, AIA has practiced Architecture, Planning and Medical
Planning since 1976, after graduating from the University of Arizona
with a 5 year Bachelors of Architecture Degree. Gooyer has been
a registered Architect in the State of California since 1980 and
recently obtained his NCARB Certificate.
Prior to forming RCG Architecture in 1991, Gooyer worked in an assortment
of managerial positions in various architectural firms on the San
He has been the Principal-in-Charge or Project Manager for numerous
projects ranging from $100,000,000.00 to as small as $1,000.00.
These include acute hospitals, medical clinics, hotel complexes,
industrial parks, regional and local shopping centers, religious
facilities and large and small scale residences. His experience
includes being the Project Architect for such projects as a 200,000
sq. ft. addition to a major medical center in southern California
and a large shopping complex in the Bay area, to Principal-in-Charge
of a recently completed $2,000,000.00 custom home and recently completed
$25,000.00 addition as well as numerous other renovations, additions
Gooyer is a Corporate Member of the American Institute of Architects
San Mateo County, has been its President as well as Vice-President,
Treasurer, Director and current Editor-in-Chief of the AIASMCs
newsletter Charrette along with having chaired numerous
committees. He is an Emergency Safety Assessment Inspector of the
OES/AIA/SMC, a Master Commissioner for the California Architects
Board and currently serves as a Planning Commisioner for the City
of San Mateo.