RTB design
  • RTB design
  • RTB design

    RTB DESIGN services specialize in modern design that evokes thoughtful relationships between the client and their built environment. We create projects that are infused with both function and meaning by bringing to a space a simple idea, or common thread, that gets played out in different ways. The private or public space that we develop with the client is not just a backdrop to living, but quietly responds to its inhabitants, just as its inhabitants respond to it. The culmination of a project results in weaving the thread throughout the design elements into a rich and unifying tapestry.

    Reid Balthaser graduated from the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in 2001, with Honors, inlcuding the Arthur Edwards Award for Outstanding Scholarship, The Pratt Circle Award for academic excellence, and the 2001 Thesis Award. His work was featured three consecutive years in the School of Architecture's annual student publication, In Process.

    In 2001, Reid Balthaser joined Mark Rakatansky Studio as Associate, managing multiple projects in the New York area. In 2004, Reid began his own practice, specializing in residential design in New York City and the region. Beyond his architectural background, he brings earlier academic credentials of a Bachelor of Arts in African Studies from Colgate University. Reid's extensive travels throughout the world and in particular Africa, have informed his sensitivity to diverse cultures and different ways of living.

    Reid's work has been featured in national publications such as HC&G, Coastal Living and Ski Magazine.