what people are saying



"The design speaks for itself. It's magnificent, but what really stood out was the process. I've built several houses in the past and it has always been a lot of aggravation and stress. Working with Chris and Rocky was a pleasure, from the beginning planning stages right up to moving in. We enjoyed every minute of it, and have continued to be thrilled with our house 9 years later."

-Jeff Thue, Client


"Chris Kempel is our astoundingly talented and detail-oriented architect. His attention to detail and craft is reflected in every aspect of our homes. They are like pieces of art that also enable a productive and fun life."

-Homeowners, for whom RKA built houses in California and Oregon


"Living in your design is like living in a piece of art."

-Walter Harrison, Client

"Our home is truly a stunning masterpiece and living there as a family has been a dream come true."

-Willamette Valley Residents

"They are almost old fashion in their deep concern for clients...doing what is right and at the same time having fun doing it."

-Ann Banning-Wright, CEO Bright Operations

"We primarily worked with Christopher Kempel, who was highly responsive throughout the process. The home was exceedingly well thought-out and we appreciated both his keen attention to detail in the plans and his eye for clean design and detailing that was enjoyable to build."

-Hammer & Hand Builders

"They are extremely creative and talented. A real pleasure to work with, a very professional company. I highly recommend working with them. As a builder I know how important it is to have a competent architecture firm on the team."

-Jeff Wilson, Wilson Construction

"We found them to be highly professional, responsive, willing to explore new ideas and prepared very detailed, extensive drawings. Most of all, the project, design wise, is one of the highlights of our 30 year history. It's won numerous awards and has held up very well over the years."

-Joel Fischer, Fischer Construction

"I have worked with Chris and Rocky on many projects and they are great. They are very professional and detailed. I have worked with a lot of architects before and these guys are the top in the industry. If you are looking for honesty, talent, organization, and professionalism, then you found your partner."

-Kirk Attoian, Interior Technologies


"I worked with RKA on a large modern home in Sheridan, Oregon and was extremely impressed with the overall design of the home and attention to detail to the construction drawings. Chris and Rocky were both very involved in the process and each brought their own special talents to the home with amazing professionalism."

-Mike Cowan, Cowan Construction, LLC