Robert Hidey, AIA


Robert Hidey established Robert Hidey Architects Inc. RHA in 1990 after 20 years of experience in the architectural profession. Today, RHA has two offices, the main one in Irvine, California, and a regional one in San Ramon, California. RHA maintains a staff of approximately 50, including licensed architects and experienced designers, as well as members of the AIA, CSI, CGBP and LEED professionals.

Robert believes in a strong diversification of work to stimulate staff members and to keep staff up to date on housing trends. The firm has extensive experience, related to low, medium and high density residential development in the form of numerous housing types such as single-family, cluster, multi-family, mid-rise, and high-rise residential projects. RHA offers a wide variety of community planning and design services from land planning, to planning team collaboration, to prototyping of housing and the design of community buildings.

In the last ten years, RHA’s philosophy has been applied to projects worldwide. We are presently working on projects in China and the Middle East which is responsible for an excess of 20% of our present workload. RHA’s success is based on the quality of their design and assurance that the firm is providing relevant design solutions that meet the needs of a constantly changing market and clientele. Robert Hidey believes that the success of his firm is based on the principle that repeat client work is imperative. That principle has led to a long list of loyal clients; some of which have been working with the firm since its inception. 

The firm is responsible for an excess of four hundred industry related awards and is considered by the homebuilding industry as a leader who is able to deliver housing solutions which are innovative, responsible to the environment all while meeting the needs of the market they are targeted for. RHA has been published extensively for their approach to design in trade magazines the US and in Asia.