Who We Serve

What We Do

Water Resources

RS&H offers a full range of water resource services with specialized teams of engineers and environmental scientists tailored to each client’s individual needs. We utilize the most current technology in water resources management, including hydrologic, hydraulic, hydrodynamic, and water quality computer modeling. These models are vital steps in addressing future concerns, as well as integrating plans and designs with existing surface water systems. By applying these tools, we reduce costs, improve system efficiency, and facilitate the permitting process. Our team remains on the leading edge of water resources technology and continuously provides clients with innovative solutions for meeting today’s challenges while planning for tomorrow.

Public-Private Partnerships

As one of the only firms specializing in owner’s representative services for public-private partnerships (P3) projects, RS&H is a leader in helping clients navigate the best value delivery methods for bringing much needed projects to fruition. With more than four decades of experience providing program management services, we have become an established provider of P3 owner’s representative services to public and private clients throughout the U.S. Our team works hand-in-hand with clients as an extension of their staff to evaluate alternatives, identify solutions, achieve stakeholder support, and accelerate project schedules.

Our comprehensive services for P3 projects include:

  • Industry research/best practices
  • Program analysis of policy, investment, and risk
  • Procurement strategy and process development
  • Procurement support
  • Development of business policy and evaluation criteria
  • Contract administration and negotiations
  • Program/project management support
  • Technical support
  • Estimating, scheduling and construction engineering inspection
  • Stakeholder coordination and public outreach
  • Administrative support and staffing
  • Federal and state compliance
  • Innovative strategies and evaluation of alternative delivery methods
  • Quality assurance and quality control
  • Project Cost Risk Analysis
  • Operations and Maintenance Evaluations
  • Performance specifications
  • Payment regimes
  • Non-compliance regime
  • Revenue identifications and analysis

Design-Build

From transportation infrastructure improvements to facility expansions and renovations, owners and builders trust RS&H to lead the design for alternative delivery projects across the US. Our multidiscipline teams of architects and engineers are well-versed in design-build delivery and have project experience ranging in all sizes and complexities. We understand how to effectively manage project risks, develop innovative solutions, reduce cost, and accelerate design schedules – all while working in partnership with the owner, contractor, and stakeholders.

Our solutions-based, collaborative approach is enhanced with the application of advanced technology. This allows our clients to maximize the utilization of new and existing infrastructure and minimize field-related design changes. We have supported clients in all market sectors, including aerospace, aviation, corporate, defense, health and science, and transportation. Our services include:

  • Program development and management
  • Procurement process and project delivery guidance
  • Design-build RFP and criteria package development
  • Risk evaluation and management
  • Integrated concept development and design alternatives analysis
  • Design management and integrated final design development
  • Construction management, engineering, and inspection
  • Virtual design and construction

Visualization

Using the latest in state-of-the-art digital technology, RS&H creates graphics that help communicate the various impacts of design concepts.  Our visualization team includes experts in web-based graphics, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and cutting-edge presentation methods.  These capabilities allow RS&H to quickly and concisely communicate project details to achieve consensus among project stakeholders, as well as enhance the design development process. 

Our comprehensive visualization services include:

  • Renderings
  • 3-D Animation
  • Video Production
  • Photo Simulation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Multimedia

Program Management

From nationwide capital and building programs to local and regional infrastructure initiatives, our clients have entrusted us with the management of hundreds of programs across the globe, ranging in all sizes and complexities. By working as an extension of our client's staff, we develop a deep understanding of our clients’ goals and develop tailored plans that provide the managerial, financial, and technical tools necessary to meet their program objectives. From providing overall vision and strategic direction to assisting in individual project programming and financial management, we understand and tailor our efforts to the needs of our clients.

Our integrated teams of professionals provide the full spectrum of program management and oversight services, including planning, budgeting, scheduling, real estate, design, environmental, and construction administration. We have supported clients on programs in all market sectors, including transportation, aviation, corporate facilities, health and science, aerospace, and defense. Our services include:

  • Defining roles and responsibilities
  • Program oversight and accountability
  • Planning, scheduling, and budgeting
  • Financial management
  • Procurement assistance
  • Contract administration
  • Design/technical support and reviews
  • Project controls
  • Construction management
  • General consultancy

Real Estate

Many companies are faced with complex real estate and facility issues without the appropriate staff or time to handle these challenges. RS&H’s licensed brokerage subsidiary, RS&H Commercial Realty, Inc., is committed to offering exceptional services to our clients with the added advantage of architectural, engineering, and real estate disciplines all within one organization. This unique blend of expertise helps our clients reduce costs and optimize their resources, but more importantly, provides a single source of accountability when outsourcing their facility needs.

 

Urban Design & Public Spaces

Community is important to us. Our urban design and public spaces practice is built to meet the needs of those who oversee our clients cherished local resources. Our landscape architects, architects, and urban designers help local government leaders create thriving neighborhoods and flourishing downtowns. We strive to provide one-of-a-kind solutions that showcase community identity, while solving the pressing challenges of our day:

  • Providing for active and passive recreation
  • Linking transportation networks
  • Fostering economic growth
  • Promoting environmental stewardship 
  • Enhancing public safety and security
  • Preserving valuable cultural resources
  • Maintaining cost-effective operations and maintenance

Sustainable Solutions

RS&H’s integrated approach to sustainability focuses on resource conservation, efficiency, community engagement, and business success. We are committed to delivering sustainable solutions that advance our clients' social, economical, and environmental goals.

Our architects, engineers, environmental scientists, and planners take a holistic approach to planning and designing projects to reduce environmental footprints while enhancing financial performance. We incorporate sustainability into an organization's mission through design, construction, operations, and employee engagement.

We conserve resources by enhancing the efficiency of operations, improving productivity, and providing sustainable design solutions.

Laboratory Planning & Design

A leader in creating Architecture for Science, RS&H is dedicated to helping clients develop effective, efficient, and creative environments that enable science to advance in a cost-sensitive corporate and academic world. Our specialized laboratory and vivarium planners, programmers, and designers have developed research, development, and production facilities for public and private clients throughout the world. These range from academic research and teaching institutions to governmental agencies and private companies, each requiring tailored solutions to meet their unique needs and goals.

Through a process-driven approach, our teams add value to our clients’ projects by incorporating Six Sigma principles in laboratory and vivarium assessments, integrating strategic business planning with strategic facility planning, and integrating value-based building system analysis with planned functional design. These innovations help our clients reduce waste, increase efficiency, and align their business objectives with specific facility development goals, resulting in cost-effective and creative solutions that best meet our clients’ needs now and in the future.

RS&H also helps guide our clients and project stakeholders to knowledge-based decision-making through interactive work sessions and consensus building. Using Building Information Modeling (BIM), we demonstrate project solutions, unify equipment requirements, and coordinate documentation to clearly communicate solutions to all team members. By this method, RS&H facilitates early decision making, which allows pre-construction construction value tracking.

RS&H has provided planning, programming, and design services for the following types of laboratories and technologies:

  • Biomedical and Biochemical Laboratories
  • Organic and Inorganic Chemical Laboratories
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • High thru-put labs
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • HPLC
  • Robotics
  • Clean Rooms
  • Proton Beam Technologies
  • Production and Manufacturing Technology
  • Cryogenic Preservation
  • Genomic Research and Testing Laboratories
  • Toxicology Laboratories
  • Histopathology
  • Barrier and Containment Laboratories
  • BSL-2 and BSL-3 Laboratories
  • Large and Small Animal Vivaria; ABSL-2; ABSL-3
  • Large and Small Animal Surgery and Necropsy Labs

Our professionals are active members of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), Construction Owners of America (COAA), and BioFlorida, where we frequently present and publish articles to advance the profession.

Environmental

RS&H is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the world’s natural resources. Through comprehensive environmental services, we help clients design and implement projects following the highest environmental standards, ensure their facilities and operations comply with all regulatory requirements, as well as foster healthy environments and remediate any problems as soon as they arise. 

Our multidiscipline teams include ecological and environmental scientists, wildlife ecologists, geographic information systems (GIS) professionals, mitigation banking professionals, compliance specialists, indoor and outdoor air quality experts, noise specialists, hydrologists, and geologists with expertise in:

  • Indoor air quality solutions and proactive programs
  • Regulatory compliance, monitoring, and permit renewal
  • NEPA and state environmental review documentation
  • Mitigation bank permitting, design, and management
  • Ecological services, assessments, and permitting assistance
  • Soil and groundwater assessment and remediation strategies
  • Outdoor air quality assessments and modeling
  • Noise studies and modeling

RS&H is on the Federal Supply Schedule 899 for Environmental Services.