Minneapolis, March 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MINNEAPOLIS (5 March 2019) – RSP Architects announces Beame Architectural Partnership has joined RSP’s growing network of U.S. offices. Established in 1992, Beame has built an excellent reputation across the Southeast U.S., Central and South America and Caribbean for designing complex retail and mixed-use entertainment destinations. Beame’s approach, portfolio and staff complement RSP’s and allows both firms to strategically expand markets. The merger is effective immediately. Beame is now operating as RSP’s sixth U.S. office.


“With the addition of Beame, RSP effectively covers the U.S., South and Central America,” said Dave Norback, AIA, RSP President. “Having a presence in the southeast was a strategic driver for the firm and Beame was an excellent fit. They align culturally, share expertise in retail and hospitality markets, and honor client service. We welcome the additional talent and opportunity to expand in a dynamic marketplace.”      

Beame is one of the first firms to integrate entertainment in retail mixed-use projects and over the years, has successfully developed millions of square feet of retail and hospitality. As RSP, the Miami firm gains the resources and structure of a national, multi-disciplinary company with established practices in healthcare, corporate, and other markets. Together, RSP is even more agile at responding to increasingly complex developments anywhere in the world.

“As our clients continue to push the boundaries of retail and hospitality destinations, RSP’s diversity of offerings allow us to expand capabilities and therefore, relationships,” said Larry Beame, AIA, former Beame President and now RSP Principal. “Today’s mixed-use developments throughout the Americas are incorporating workplace, healthcare and more. We’re excited by the diversity of offerings we can now confidently provide clients.”

Beame Architectural Partnership has planned and designed more than 100 million square feet of urban and regional shopping centers, mixed-use communities, hotels, offices and residential multifamily developments on five continents and the Caribbean. Several projects have been recognized by global organizations such as the International Council of Shopping Centers for financial and design success. Noteworthy projects include:

  • Dolphin Mall: one of the most successful outlet malls in the world, this 2M SF Miami development boasts over 240 retail storefronts.
  • Downtown Doral: a walkable, connected, artfully designed 250-acre mixed-use development located in a previously unincorporated area of Miami.
  • City Mall Alajuela: a state-of-the-art shopping and entertainment experience located in San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Paseo Caribe: With incredible water and park views in every direction, and protected historical ruins on the property itself, the San Juan, Puerto Rico, project includes a large public plaza, three condominium buildings, retail and entertainment spaces to six hundred hotel bays—each with its own identity and individual entrance.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton: opening Spring 2019, this new hotel located in Doral, Florida, features a glass façade, rooftop terrace and pool deck.


About RSP
RSP Architects was founded in Minneapolis 40 years ago in 1978. Since then, the firm has grown to over 425 employees in six U.S. locations and a subsidiary overseas. Headquarters remain in Minneapolis with other offices in Rochester, Minnesota; Phoenix, Arizona; Fort Worth, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland and Miami, Florida. The 100% ESOP firm consistently ranks as one of the largest in the country with annual revenue over $75M. 

RSP maintains a diverse practice with architectural expertise in corporate, government, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, manufacturing and distribution, and retail projects throughout the U.S. and internationally. In addition, RSP i_SPACE is a proprietary consultancy service that specializes in facility information, while RSP Dreambox offers experience design and environmental communications.



Jackie Peacha
RSP Architects