Who We Are

We are a fully-integrated team of architects, engineers, interior designers and planners that shares a passion for creating exceptional spaces through architecture. We are a collaborative group of thinkers and doers.

Who We Are

We are a fully-integrated team of architects, engineers, interior designers and planners that shares a passion for creating exceptional spaces through architecture. We are a collaborative group of thinkers and doers.

Our History

Architecture has run in the blood of the Rogers’ family since the late 1800’s, beginning with John Arthur Rogers and his brother James Gamble Rogers I.

Both were renowned architects with projects in Chicago, New York and Florida. In 1928, John’s son, James Gamble Rogers II, opened a branch of his father’s architectural firm in Winter Park. He would establish his signature presence with elegant residential and commercial work, in the Spanish Revival, Mediterranean Revival, French Provincial, and Colonial Revival styles throughout the Florida community over the next couple of decades. From the Florida Supreme Court Building in Tallahassee, to multiple buildings on the historic Rollins College campus, and more than sixty residential designs in Winter Park, Rogers’ legacy still shapes the local culture.

After World War II, he added architectural partners Ralph P. Lovelock , Laurance W. Hitt, and eventually Irwin W. Fritz, P.E. In 1951, Rogers moved his architecture practice to the corner of Lincoln and Knowles Avenue and operated his firm under the name “James Gamble Rogers II” for nearly 30 years. In 1967, the name was changed to “Rogers, Lovelock and Fritz” and the firm produced various designs for churches, courthouses, apartment buildings, retail stores and educational campuses. These partners further established the firm, weaving its presence and influence deeper into the Central Florida region. On the horizon, a newcomer was ready to usher the practice into a new era.

After graduating from the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, working for several firms, and spending some time in the Navy, Gamble’s younger son John Hopewell (Jack) was made a partner in his father’s firm in 1970. In ten years’ time, the gavel would be passed down, as Gamble Rogers retired from full-time work at his practice. Influenced by his father’s professional and voluntary service in the fields of healthcare, education and preservation, Jack Rogers rose as a prominent local architect and civic leader. In 2001, Jack was the organizer, chairperson, champion, volunteer architect and primary fundraiser for the restoration of the Casa Feliz project, which served as catalyst for passage of Winter Park’s first Preservation Ordinance. In 2008, Rogers was made a Fellow by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Jack served his firm for 41 years, retiring as Chairman and CEO in 2006, but continues to share his experience and wisdom with the architectural world to this day. It seems that a true architect never retires.

With over 80 years of history, RLF has evolved into a multi-disciplinary, knowledge-based practice providing tailored design solutions for the federal, healthcare, educational and cultural markets. Our firm now resides in Baldwin Park, Orlando and continues to advance in the architecture, engineering, and interior design fields throughout the world. With built projects in 37 states, 14 countries, and four continents, RLF is recognized as an influential member of the architectural community. To this day, the firm celebrates the Rogers’ legacy by continually championing the advancement of the profession through innovative designs that inspire and enrich lives.

Leadership

Steven M. Hingtgen, PE

President

Scott T. Fote, PE, LEED AP

Senior Vice President

Keith Holloway AIA, NCARB

Vice President / Director of Operations

Darcy A. LeBlanc

Controller

Steven M. Langston, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C

Director of Design

Tom E. DeSimone, AIA

Director of Arts, Cultural, & Educational Projects

Kendall L. Mason, PE, LEED AP

Vice President / Director of High Performance Environments

Jennifer A. Powers, IIDA, NCIDQ

Director of Planning

Debra L. Sellers, NCIDQ IIDA, LEED AP

Director of Interior Design

Nick G. Zubrzycki, PE, LEED AP

Director of Electrical Engineering

John L. Markham, RA, LEED AP

Director of Construction Contract Administration

Jacob A. Anderson, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Director of Mechanical Engineering