Our Story

For over 40 years, RLA Inc. has been designing some of the world’s most prominent large-scale resorts, master-planned residential communities and mixed-use developments.

Since 1978, our award-winning architectural firm has focused on creating aesthetic, high quality designs while emphasizing our client’s aspirations. We value careful research, practical creativity, client collaboration and a streamlined process; something you’ll experience when working with us.

By thoroughly understanding the unique particulars of each project and our client’s specific goals, we apply our years of technical expertise and experience to deliver projects our clients can execute, users love and the community welcomes.

As a result of our commitment, our reputation has grown to become one of ingenuity and excellence.   To learn more about how we can execute your complex project, contact us today.

Jim Bussey

Principal, Architect AIBC

Jim Bussey, managing Principal of RLA, has continued to develop RLA’s proud legacy, values, work ethic and expertise while expanding the reach of RLA globally. Jim has a vast experience in designing multi-family residential properties as well as commercial use buildings. He is focussed on delivering for the needs of clients and coordinating sustainable, sensitive and artful design.

Greg Voute

Senior Associate, Architect AIBC

Greg Voute has been deeply involved in developing projects at RLA for the last 18 years. Greg has developed an expertise in project delivery, design and project management for multi-family projects ranging from low-rise wood frame to high-rise concrete developments.

Mark Pickrell

Senior Associate, Architect AIBC

Mark Pickrell has been devoted to designing and executing outstanding projects over the last 18 years for RLA. Mark's skills range from designing and managing multi-phase projects in multiple construction types including concrete and wood-frame to various types of commercial developments.

Dixon Mak

Senior Associate

Dixon Mak has been committed to creating excellent projects for RLA for over 18 years. Dixon has been deeply involved in design development and project management for multi-phase town-home projects among other building types including low-rise concrete and wood frame buildings.

Erik van der Putten

Architect AIBC

Stephen Leung

Architectural Technologist AIBC

Diana Lo


Jeff Clarke

Architect AIBC

Brian Shott

Senior Technologist

Inna Nimenska

Office Manager

Zaldy Cortes


Ann Ajvary

Accounts Manager

Sandy Song