RMA creates innovative, ecologically sound and energy efficient buildings, designed elegantly to fit your needs and your budget.

RMA is an award winning architectural and interiors firm providing imaginative residential and commercial building solutions for discerning clients in California and Arizona. Ralph derives his inspiration from nature, blending the creative spirit with economic realities and urban regulations to create responsible, sustainable design that reflects the holistic vision of each client.

With every aspect of the architectural process personally handled by Ralph, clients benefit from a disciplined, collaborative approach that includes guidance through the regulatory issues, budget constraints, and structural elements needed to ensure a client’s vision is delivered in a financially mindful, functional and aesthetically pleasing way.

RMA’s forward-thinking architectural approach draws from over 30 years of experience in creative, site-sensitive design. Rooted in the traditions of Southern California modernism, he incorporates cutting edge material choices, new construction techniques, and the latest green and energy efficiency practices into each project to provide healthy, functional and sustainable spaces.

RMA’s forward-thinking architectural approach draws from over 30 years of experience


1978 Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture, SCI-Arc in Santa Monica, CA.
1984 RMA established in Los Angeles, CA relocating to San Diego in 1994.
1986 CA licensed, NCARB certified.


Synestructics/ Pearce Structures, designing and managing installations for space frame structures.
Lindsay Atmospheres, developing pre-fab modular fiberglass component housing systems.
Blink Multimedia, art director and designer for stage and set productions.
W. Dean Meredith, AIA, residential and commercial.
James Alcorn & Associates, AIA, residential and commercial.
Roland Coate, AIA, residential.
Glen Small, AIA, competition proposals.
Craig Hodgetts, AIA, competition proposals.
Michael Hayden, Artist, competition proposals.


Grand Prize – Trus Joist Macmillan international home design competition for the Biological House. 1995


AIA, “Healthy Environmentally Efficient Buildings: Two Prototypical Designs”, Environmental and Economic Balance: The 21st Century Outlook for the Biological House and Heliotropic House.1997

AIA Research Corp. “New Design Concepts for Energy Conserving Buildings” for a Community Resource Center. 1976



Ralph Mursinna
Tel: 760.632.5247

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