We’re an architecture and interior design firm located in the heart of downtown Benicia, a charming town in the San Francisco Bay Area. Within our bright and open office you’ll find piles of samples and finish materials, bulletin boards overflowing with ideas and inspiration, an abundant supply of coffee, and a team whose enthusiasm and creativity bring the office to life.
We value original thought, creative problem solving, and the drive to do things right.
Our goal is to make our clients as happy to come to work every day as we are, by creating spaces that have meaning. We’re passionate about what we do, and we do it well.
Paul Roberts, AIA
Paul Roberts is a California Licensed Architect, and one of the founding principles of RBA. From a young age Paul was inspired by watching houses being built, starting with the raw framing of a building and watching the transformation that occurs throughout the construction process. Paul’s career path solidified when he took a drafting class in high school, and he went on to earn his Bachelor of Architecture degree with distinction from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. At RBA, Paul is known for his strategic planning skills, extensive code knowledge, and his loud laugh that carries through the office. When he’s not at work, Paul enjoys playing the drums – especially when he has the opportunity to play in a group, and spending time with his family and his pets.
California Licensed Architect – License #C-35636
AIA American Institute of Architects – Professional Member
Joanne Boché, IIDA, CID, LEED Green Associate
Joanne Boché is a certified Interior Designer, and one of the founding principles of RBA. Joanne always had an innate interest in design. However, an unexpected opportunity leading her to participate in an Architecture and Interior Design study abroad program in London set her on the path to pursue a career in interior design. Joanne went on to earn degrees in both Business and Marketing, and graduated with honors from San Francisco State University with her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. At RBA, Joanne is known for her meticulous attention to detail, long standing relationships with clients, and stylish fashion sense. When she’s not at work, Joanne enjoys trying out new restaurants (placing equal emphasis on good design and good food), wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma, hiking, and traveling.
NCIDQ The National Council for Interior Design Qualification – Certificate #016564
CCIDC California Council for Interior Design Certification – Certificate #6770
USGBC United States Green Building Council – LEED Green Associate
IIDA International Interior Design Association – Professional Member
Jacqueline realized her passion for architecture when she was in fourth grade and never looked back! She went on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from California State University Long Beach. Around the office Jackie is known for her keen memory, technological capabilities, and her uncanny ability to turn anything into a Disney reference. When she’s not at work she enjoys practicing photography, rooting for the Giants at AT&T Park, and taking weekend trips to Disneyland!
Sydney Riley, LEED Green Associate
MARKETING & OPERATIONS MANAGER
Sydney earned her BA in Communication Studies from CSU Stanislaus and joined our team after completing an internship with the Disney College Program. At work, Sydney is known as our Marketing & Operations Manager, as well as self-designated “Social Director”. Never one to miss a party, she keeps the team in the loop about upcoming industry events and all things social. Outside of work Sydney enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, reading a good sci-fi or fantasy book, and stalking all of the downtown Benicia restaurants and small businesses on Instagram.
Shannon has always had an array of creative interests including photography, videography, and interior design. Shannon graduated from Chico State University, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts. Around the office Shannon is known for her creative eye and her gift of capturing moments through photo and video. Outside of work you can catch Shannon somewhere in the outdoors either by the ocean or somewhere in the mountains submerging herself in nature.
Ally is currently studying at Sonoma State University, and returns to intern with us during her breaks from school. Ally’s working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with hopes of pursuing a degree in social work, but we’re still trying to convince her to switch to architecture. (Kidding!). Around the office Ally is known for her helpful attitude, her cheerful phone etiquette, and being the only person in the office to style her hair differently every day. Outside of work Ally enjoys playing soccer with a local pick-up group, playing with her dog, and being involved with her sorority.
JUNIOR PROJECT DESIGNER
Taylor has always taken notice of the architectural and interior elements of the spaces that surround her, leading her to pursue a career in interior design with the dream of designing her own home in the future. Taylor graduated from California State University Chico, earning her BFA in interior design. At work Taylor is known for her friendly smile and her fondness of PB&J sandwiches. Outside of work Taylor enjoys playing golf, taking trips to the beach, and finding inspiration for her new craft projects on Pinterest.
Charlie is the Official Lunch Inspector, Chief Morale Officer, Door Greeter, and RBA’s Best Friend. She’s currently in training with hopes of working her way up to full time employment.