Ephraim Baran, AIA

Ephraim Baran Mr. Ephraim Baran co-founded the firm of Rochlin & Baran in 1952 with his classmate from UC Berkeley, Mr. Fred Rochlin. As a Managing Partner of the firm for 40 years, Ephraim Baran was an accomplished innovator in the design of institutional facilities. During his tenure, Mr. Baran established this firm’s standards of…

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Fred Rochlin, AIA

Fred Rochlin Mr. Fred Rochlin is co-founder of the firm of Rochlin & Baran, which he established in 1952 with his UC Berkeley classmate, Mr. Ephraim Baran. During the 34 years that Mr. Rochlin was an active partner, the firm became renowned as a leading designer of medical facilities. He helped shepherd nearly 2,000 design…

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Joseph A. Balbona, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP

With over 40 years of experience as an architect, programmer and facilities planner, Joe holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at RBB. Educated at Havana University, University of Colorado, and Denver Extension Center, Joe also attended the Harvard Graduate School of Design. For 40 years, he has been a stable provider to the firm’s…

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Sylvia Botero, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP

Sylvia joined RBB in 1983 after receiving her Masters in Urban and Regional Studies from the University of Southern California. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami. She was named a Principal in 2002 and became RBB’s President in 2015. Sylvia has worked on a variety of highly technical architectural projects…

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Kevin Boots, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, GGP

Kevin began a career in architecture and engineering in 1977, specializing in healthcare architecture since 1984. A graduate of the Architecture Program at Iowa State University, he holds architectural licenses in both California and Wisconsin. Kevin joined RBB in 1988 and was named Principal in 2008. In addition to the numerous duties as Principle, Kevin…

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Melissa Keiser, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Melissa received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Texas Tech University and her Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute. After working in Texas and New York on government, higher education and commercial projects Melissa moved to Los Angeles and joined RBB in 2010. She led the implementation of internal BIM standards and has authored…

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Roy Holman, AIA, LEED AP

Roy received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute in New York City and joined RBB in 1983 as Chief Project Designer, and was named Associate Principal in 2017. Roy has over 35 years of experience as an architect, project designer, and project manager on major institutional and commercial projects throughout the country. During…

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