Leadership

Lance Blake, R.A, A.I.A, LEED AP President

Lance-BlakeAs the son of founding partner Edward Blake, Lance Blake absorbed the virtues of great design and creative solutions at a very early age. Lance joined the firm in 1984 and within a few years became Director of Design. Proving himself in that capacity led to his promotion as President and Managing Principal. His philosophies of principal oversight and direct involvement in each project from inception earned him a reputation beyond reproach in the industry. He is responsible for a wide variety of projects including corporate, institutional, cultural, education, medical and master planned development.

Considered a ‘developer’s architect,’ Lance displays comprehensive knowledge and sensitivity to real estate developers’ needs and concerns. His work is widely known throughout the real estate community as innovative and forward thinking, in addition to practical, thoughtful, intelligent and flexible. Mindful of changing conditions throughout a building’s life cycle, Lance creates designs that have been and will always be highly adaptive to those conditions.

Over the course of his career, Lance has designed and directed more than 100,000,000 square feet of base building core and shell, interior design and renovation / adaptive reuse projects. He and his firm have received numerous design and business industry awards for innovative design and the economic impact on communities.

“The size of the firm often surprises people. Considered small in comparison to the size of the projects we handle, the quality of work is exemplary, and we operate on the same playing field as larger firms. The difference, of course, is our personal involvement and commitment to building long-term relationships.” – Lance Blake

 

Education
Bachelor of Architecture | Tulane University
Masters of Architecture | Tulane University

Professional Affiliations| Registrations
NJ Society of Architecture / AIA / NAIOP / ULI
Registered architect in: NJ, PA, TX, NY, FL, CT

lblake@rb-arch.com

Cammy Bailey, IIDA, NCIDQ, Director of Interiors

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From an early age Cammy knew she loved to design and create space.  With 26 years in the interior design and architectural industry she has gained experience working with various business markets on strategies to improve the user experience within the built environment.

Cammy is a NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer who brings a unique combination of strategic and creative vision with design leadership specializing in international and domestic Workplace, Education, Mixed-Use, and Hospitality projects.  As a leader within the design community Cammy has held an adjunct faculty position at the Mercer County Community College in Trenton, NJ.  She is also a former Associate at large architectural firms within New Jersey/New York and has traveled and worked abroad.

At the foundation of her approach, is an emphasis on team synergy and developing an understanding of the key business drivers unique to each client and project challenge.  Cammy is an advocate for the client, striving for the best solutions and design possibilities while keeping focused on the client’s vision and needs.  As Director of Interiors, Cammy is leading the effort to diversify and grow the firm’s interiors portfolio.

 

Education
Bachelor of Architecture | Hampton University

Professional Affiliations
| Registrations
IIDA – International Interior Design Association
NCIDQ Certification

Donald W. Barree Senior Project Manager

Donald-BarreeDon is a Senior Project Manager with the firm and has over 35 years of experience in architectural and construction management projects in the United States and Latin America. He has played an active role in all phases of project implementation from initial programming through construction phase services.

His broad range of technical experience and extensive knowledge of building codes coupled with a strong sense of design and sensitivity to client needs gives him the ability to work creatively within a budget and has produced several award winning projects.  Over the years, Don has detailed nearly every construction system in common use and has applied his technical expertise to a wide variety of building types with an emphasis on educational buildings. He has recently completed work with the N.J.S.D.A. and N.J.D.O.E. on award winning schools in Newark and Orange, New Jersey.

In addition to new construction and renovation/adaptive reuse projects, Don has developed master plans, conditions assessments, feasibility studies and forensic investigation reports to meet the needs of his clients.


Education
Bachelor of Architecture | The Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Arts | The Pennsylvania State University

Professional Affiliations| Registrations
American Institute Of Architects [AIA] New Jersey Society of Architects
Registered Architect – NY, NJ