Celebrating Twenty Years

About

Ralph C. Fey, AIA Architects (RCFA) is located in Bucks County, PA with clients across the Delaware Valley and throughout the country. Founded in 1996, Ralph C. Fey Architects focuses on design excellence incorporating the traditional and artistic heritage of the region with contemporary architectural technologies including sustainable practices and green building. The work of RCFA embraces the nature of place and emphasizes the importance of context, ensuring each project is site specific reflecting the unique elements of the community and the environment interrelating each project to the landscape. Ralph brings the hand of an artist and visionary to the design process, understanding and working with the entirety while attending to the most particular architectural details.

RCFA specializes in a wide range of building design – including restaurants, event venues, multi-family residential conversions and development, equestrian training facilities and stable relocations, historic renovations/restoration, new residential construction and renovations, municipal and educational buildings as well as signage in both public and private sector projects.

We pride ourselves in creating and fostering long-term relationships and participating with our client’s entire team to create a successful project. Our dedication to exceptional design, and a hands-on approach ensures the highest quality work. A firm that understands the client’s goals, schedule and budget are key to a successful design process.

Architectural construction documents are expected to be complete and accurate, with sufficient detail in order to be built successfully. This includes timely delivery. It is not the construction documents that set architectural design services apart, but the content and the quality of the product delivered. We are known for our ability to work with the local municipalities and our proven track record of getting approvals, merging our client’s goals with code enforcements and governance.

Ralph C. Fey Architects:

  • Listens to the owner about schedule, costs, and goals.
  • Brings creative problem solving to the design process.
  • Searches for optimal connections, access, and quality spaces.
  • Understands the community and its architectural and aesthetic language.
  • Builds on the history and tradition of the site, drawing on former uses for inspiration.
  • Works towards realizing the full benefits of each site’s opportunities.

Service Areas

Residential

Our residential work encompasses everything from historic restoration of traditional Bucks County farmhouses to designing completely new homes utilizing modern architectural elements.

Commercial / Education

Our work in the commercial and education sector focuses on elevating design, structure, and form. Known for designing many prominent buildings in the region, we create structures and settings that become focal points in commercial districts.

Equestrian / Barns / Stables

When it comes to equestrian architecture, we make it our job to understand the very specific needs for each facility, providing comprehensive solutions incorporating the best in design and function.

Restaurant / Hospitality

Our team has extensive restaurant and hospitality industry knowledge and experience, having designed a wide range of establishments including restaurants, bars, markets, hotels, inns, wedding venues and banquet facilities.

Twenty years and we’re just beginning...

“I admire Ralph both as a person and an architect. His designs are flawless and fit right in with our town’s architectural history and charm. In a historic village like New Hope, the ability to ‘marry’ old to new is critical and Ralph is a master at it. He is also generous with his time and expertise. We’ve worked together on the board of New Hope Arts for over 10 years where his time, energy and knowledge are invaluable. My touchstone for Ralph is respect - his work respects our town’s past and, in the present, he is highly respected in the town as well. Here’s to the next 20 years!”

~ Larry Keller, Mayor – New Hope, Pennsylvania

“With his sensitive and informed aesthetic, and exceptional design skills, Ralph has created an extraordinary body of architectural work. Congratulations on 20 years!”

~ DeeDee Price Bowman – Realtor

Celebrating 20 years in business is a milestone we intend to build on for years to come. As architects, we know that our projects will outlive us. From historic restoration, home renovation, and equestrian facilities to restaurants, event spaces, and other commercial enterprises, our work is there for all to see, for people to use, for time to erode, and for future generations to judge.

“It’s my dream that 50 years from now, someone will design an adaptive reuse of one of our projects with whatever is the newer technology of the time. My vision is to leave graceful ruins across the landscape that will be cared for and cherished by future generations.”

~ Ralph Fey

Over the last 20 years, we’ve had the opportunity to help many clients realize their dreams. In turn, allowing us to provide design leadership has led us to some of the landmark projects we’ve participated in such as The Ferry Market and The Logan Inn in the historic borough of New Hope, PA. These examples of architectural design and renovation embrace our philosophy of “looking to the future while honoring the past” – respecting the architecture of a historic town while simultaneously contributing to the next generation of architectural icons.

Let’s create something special...