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What we do

Creating Innovative Design Solutions Since 1999

Rossington Architecture is a full-service architectural firm dedicated to excellence in design and design management. Our work focuses on residential projects, including additions, renovations, new homes, multi-family housing, and mixed-use developments. We have also completed a variety of commercial projects, including yoga studios, rock climbing gyms, and a corporate retreat in Shanghai, China.

“Architecture is not a business, it’s not a career, but a crusade and a consecration to a joy that justifies the existence of the earth.”

Henry Cameron to Howard RoarkAyn Rand The Fountainhead

Meet The Team

We are a client-oriented architecture and interior design firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We believe in the importance of the relationship between architecture and the immediate community and the world at large. Each of our projects is unique, and we formulate innovative solutions based on a process that involves close interaction with the client during all stages of design and construction. Our dedication to delivering exceptional results has earned us several industry awards.

We bring together disparate needs, goals and requirements from the client, consultants, the builder and the city to create solutions that make sense, are beautiful and are timeless

“Phil Rossington translated our vision of a major remodel of our house into a great architectural design.We have been back living in our home for 2 years now could not be happier.”

Christian B.Gover Resident Owner
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CEO, Founder

Phil Rossington

Founded Rossington Architecture in 1999.

Phil Rossington founded Rossington Architecture in 1999. He leads every project in the office and is heavily involved in all design and other decision-making. Phil has overseen more than $75M of construction projects over the years  Prior to starting the firm, Phil spent ten years at Solomon Architecture and Urban Design where he was Senior Associate. During his tenure there, Phil was responsible for a variety of projects including single family homes, SF Bay Area affordable housing, luxury town homes in Hong Kong, a medical facility in San Rafael and a passively cooled funeral chapel in Houston, Texas.

Phil received his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1989 from Cornell University, Department of Architecture, Art and Planning, where his thesis project, An Architecture of a City, was included in the Cornell University archives.

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Co-Founder, Partner

Maeve Rossington

co-founded Rossington Architecture with Phil in 1999

Maeve Rossington co-founded Rossington Architecture with Phil in 1999. Maeve is a Realtor in San Francisco and Marin counties for Compass Real Estate where she is highly regarded by her loyal clients and fellow colleagues for her candor, straightforward communication style and ability to get the job done. She understands the market, is an excellent negotiator and stays calm under pressure.She brings over 13 years of experience in advising her clients through the sale and purchase of their primary homes and investment properties. She will work relentlessly to attain the  best possible outcome for her clients.

Maeve was raised San Francisco and graduated from UC Berkeley. Prior to being a realtor Maeve enjoyed a successful career at Oracle Corporation in enterprise software sales and client relations. While working for a multi-national corporation and managing a global team was exciting, the allure of real estate was irresistible. In 2005 Maeve left Silicon Valley to launch her Real Estate career.

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Nicole Hanks

Nicole Hanks began in residential architecture as an intern in high school, studied art history at UC Davis and architecture at IUAV (Venice, Italy). She has a Master of Architecture from Cornell University, where she attended ‘Cornell in Rome’ and participated in the ’06 Rotterdam Biennale.
She sees residential design as an individualized experience that is built out of a collaborative objective that balances vision and pragmatism. She is always looking to gain more with less impact, and finds that success can be found in the smallest details.

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Lucas Rossington

is currently attending Syracuse University’s School of Architecture and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2024 with a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch). He works both virtually and in the office during his time away from school, focusing on gaining valuable experience within the field of architecture by composing a variety of drawings and models

Our Process

Initial Interview and Site Visit.

The first step in our process is an interview in our office, followed by a tour of similar projects and a visit to your site. During this phase, we assess the site conditions and ensure that they align with your goals and desires.


Proposal and Contract

After the site assessment, we present you with a proposal for our services if we believe the fit is right. If you agree to the proposal, we work out a contract (see “fees and services”) and schedule a meeting to discuss your needs and how we can best serve you.


Design and Space Enhancement.

Once the contract is finalized, we ask you questions about how you use your spaces, such as what you do when you first wake up and whether you like to entertain. These questions help us design your spaces to enhance your day-to-day life. Based on your answers, we create a design that meets your specific needs and desires.


Execution and Management.

We oversee construction to ensure the project is on time, within budget, and meets your needs. We manage subcontractors and vendors, keep you updated on progress, and address any concerns.