Randall Mars Architects was started in June of 1989, pursuing excellence in the design of Residences, Commercial Buildings and Interior Architecture. Mr. Mars's desire was to create a practice in which he is intimately involved in all phases, from programming and concept development, detailing and documentation, and through Construction Administration. To achieve those ends, he has kept the firm small, and guaranteed clients his complete personal involvement and excellence in the work produced.
Since that date, Randall Mars Architects has won many honors and awards for their designs ranging from Residential Additions and New Homes to Corporate Interiors, Retail Establishments and Corporate Headquarters / Office Buildings.
Randall Mars Architects believes that modern architecture succeeds only when both the functional program and aesthetic composition are completely resolved. The firm focuses on the dynamics of light and space, as defined or created by the walls and masses. Architecture should not be static, as the compositions reflect. Architecture should be timeless.
Randall Mars, AIA Principal
Randall Mars earned a Masters of Arts in Architecture from the University of Florida in 1979. He began his personal career with a local interior architecture firm. There, he developed an excellent understanding of how office buildings functioned, as well as the many intricacies of tenant work. After 3 years, he took a position at a northern Virginia firm, and began focusing on base building design and construction. There, he won A.I.A. Awards for a single-family residence as well as NAIOP awards for his office building designs. In 1989, after eight years as an Associate and Principal Designer, Mr. Mars began his own practice to focus on a high level of design and detailing. He is currently teaching Professional Practice at Virginia Tech–WAAC Campus.