RADA Architects diverse projects have a broad impact, with positive change for urban communities. Their empowerment is at the center of RADA’s work, with socially responsible projects for rational, people-oriented designs.
RADA’s work influences learning environments, student residences, teaching and research laboratories. RADA establishes new identities and functionality with compact urban campus planning, prototypes of active learning and innovative student living.
Open, light-filled spaces and references to nature establish an aspirational tone in RADA’s workplace environment designs. Creating neighborhoods of spaces with clear circulation and efficiencies form the foundation of their planning. Pride and identity that draw people to collaborate and create are hallmarks of RADA work. The firm’s work includes a series of mid-century high-rise rejuvenation projects that are catalysts for vitality and enhanced community use.
Advances in the medical field have led to increasing demand for both patient- and work-friendly environments. Rising costs of medical care and research require paramount attention to efficiency of planning with easy and sustainable operational solutions. All of these are a hallmark of RADA’s work in the field, ranging from designs for science labs to diagnostic- and technology-intensive areas in the hospital. RADA’s planning skills and sensitivity to enriching communities extends to masterplanning medical and research areas in the city of Chicago, particularly the integration and vital connections in the Illinois Medical District.
RADA’s diverse practice embraces economy of planning while forging a sense of identity and dignity. The firm’s work has had a wide impact in the sphere of government projects: from road testing laboratories to adaptive reuse of schools and improvements whole communities around the airports and on the city’s South Side. With efficiency and practicality, RADA has assisted public agencies in developing building standards to maximize the use of public funds in capital improvement projects.