During the pivotal 1970’s, David Reiser, associate professor at Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts – Architecture, was seeking a permanent location for his newly formed architectural firm. An abandoned 1920’s electrical substation was ripe for retrofitting. As part of a communal effort, David and his students re-envisioned the existing structure and then participated in the construction of the iconic home of RVC Architects. Many of the features of the building are fundamental in the modern green movement and are evident in:
- Waste reduction by reusing locally salvaged materials
- Minimal building site impact
- Passive solar design
- Clearstory windows
The building was completed in 1975 and won recognition by Progressive Architecture and the Southeastern Ohio Preservation Society.
During the early 1980’s, John Valentour and David Callahan joined the firm as full partners. As experts in their respective areas of architecture, the firm expanded and maintained an ardent clientele.
In 2014, the firm was entrusted to long standing and faithful employees willing to maintain the high standards and unique values of the three original founders.