Mainstreet Architects + Planners (MAP), a Ventura-based design firm, is pleased to announce that they will be joining forces with RRM Design Group (RRM). Headquartered in San Luis Obispo with four offices throughout California, RRM’s 48 year old practice with 140+ professionals work on a diverse portfolio of residential, commercial, civic, institutional, education, urban planning, and community projects.

The alignment of cultures between each firm including common values, related purpose, and design philosophy are what drew the two companies together. Some of these similarities include dedication to community giving, commitment to client service, and loyalty to their staff by providing work environments that encourage curiosity, longevity, equality, and creativity. As an employee-owned firm (ESOP), RRM will provide ownership opportunities for all MAP employees and will allow MAP a perpetuation of the work they have been doing for the past 38 years.


The joining of these two firms will also present significant benefits for current and future clients. MAP clients will continue to work with the same team and receive the same high-quality design services but will gain immediate access to RRM’s deep experience of multidiscipline services in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, surveying, civil engineering, and structural engineering. RRM will reinforce its commitment to its rapidly growing client base in the Ventura area and build on the housing, commercial, and civic portfolio that MAP has developed.

RRM Chief Executive Officer Erik Justesen noted, “We are thrilled to be joining forces with Mainstreet Architects. We could not have found a better fit with Nick, Deb and their wonderful staff.  We immediately recognized shared values and a common vision for the future; a thriving practice, design amazing projects, and provide a work environment that our professionals could thrive in and take ownership of. Our union with MAP truly fulfills our 1+1=3 objective. Together RRM and MAP will embark on an exciting future for our clients and us.”