Rex Nichols Architects (RNA) is launching its Architect as Developer™ Business Model with Ultra-Contemporary Houses in South Florida, California, and the Bahamas

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Rex Nichols Architects (RNA) is launching its Architect as Developer™ Business Model with Ultra-Contemporary Houses in South Florida, California, and the Bahamas

By Gary Kittredge

Palm Springs architects & developers RNA in California, U.S., is launching its Architect as Developer™ business model with ultra-contemporary projects for single-family homes in South Florida, California, Bahamas, New York, and Cape Cod. This is a unique opportunity for the savvy investor.

The Architect as Developer™ business model is a complete real estate investment package that includes site selection combined with the most compelling architectural design to maximize aesthetics and ROI. Other equally important tasks include preparing and facilitating the permitting process, production of working drawings, construction, and project management.


RNA has determined that many Architect as Developer™ investment opportunities exist beyond South Florida, specifically in the California and Northeast, where Los Angeles architects, New York architects, Hamptons architects, and Provincetown architects tend to repeat the same design themes reflective of the Colonial America architectural vernacular.

Weathered Shingle Style homes are commonplace to the coastal communities of Downeast Maine, the Outer Cape Cod villages of Provincetown and Truro, the islands of Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket, and the Hamptons. Traditional Adirondack style log cabins and rural Vermont country cottage designs are a repeated theme by New York developers and Boston developers.


The contemporary design of RNA and Architect as Developer™ model will provide a fresh and sophisticated perspective to contemporary architecture and will appeal to the next generation of luxury residential development. The traditional four-square wooden boxes reminiscent of previous generations will yield to more elegant and contemporary design; clean lines, open spaces, connections to nature.


Site-sensitive design and large expanses of windows will engage with natural surroundings, whether the Intracoastal waterways of Fort Lauderdale, the windswept beaches of Cape Cod and the Islands, the rugged beauty of the Maine Coast, or the four-season resorts of the Adirondacks and Vermont.

Case Study: Emaar Properties

RNA is proud that preeminent developer, Emaar Properties, has recognized its visionary work. Although RNA accomplishments are well known in the U.S. and especially South Florida, it was the portfolio of Alex Penna, RNA Design Leader for Contemporary Architecture, which caught the attention of Emaar Properties Senior Manager of Design. Emaar felt the contemporary architecture featured on the RNA website perfectly aligned with the Dubai architects style envisioned for their high-profile Dubai Creek Harbor development.


Luxury lifestyle, spectacular cultural offerings, and monumental architecture are characteristics of The Emaar Group’s boundary-pushing projects. Emaar Properties is widely recognized for Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure in the world since late 2008, and The Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world by total area. Emaar developments are a significant contributor to the architectural beauty of the United Arab Emirates.

About RNA

RNA’s awards for contemporary architectural design spans 30 years, including:

• Eleven national (AIA) American Institute of Architects awards.

• Top 50 Coastal Architects in the USA by Oceans Home Magazine (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019).

Media Contact
Company Name: Rex Nichols Architects
Contact Person: Russell Shafer
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Phone: (561) 445-3520
Address:1600s Federal Hwy, Suite #970
City: Pompano Beach
State: Florida
Country: United States