Welcome to Russell, Gallaway Associates
Russell, Gallaway Associates was formed in 2001 by Don Russell and Matt Gallaway as a full service Architecture/Engineering firm. RGA is located in Chico, California, in the heart of the Sacramento Valley .
"We hope that we can help you in this exciting time. We would like your project to be another in the list of top notched projects we have produced."
Don and Matt would like to begin by giving you a brief background on themselves and their design philosophies, and then introduce you to a few of the projects they have been involved in throughout their careers.
Both Don and Matt are native to Northern California . Don was born and raised in Gridley. A product of Gridley High School, Don went on to become a partner in the family business in Oroville. While working, he attended Butte College and went on to Chico State University in the College of Engineering, where he graduated with honors wit h a degree in Civil Engineering. He and his wife Julie were married in 1982, and are the proud parents of two boys. Matt was raised in Chico. After graduating from Pleasant Valley High School, Matt attended college at the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Environmental Design in Architecture. While at Cal, Matt played Pac-10 football for the Golden Bears.. Don and Matt's experiences with projects at Sierra Nevada Brewery illustrate the wide spectrum of project types that they have experience with. These projects types included fast track,design/build,owner negotiated,and competitively bid. The projects have included space planning,master planning,industrial facilities,office space,warehouse space,equipment and storage tank facility,and restaurant and nightclub design. These projects incorporated nearly every construction type as well. In addition to the projects above,they have a great deal of experience in wood and steel framed commercial and residential design,as well as commercial tenant infill projects. Another major aspect of their business is evaluations for ADA accessibility as well as structural evaluations of existing buildings. Their ability to respond quickly to these sometimes complex issues with proven problem solving ability can make all the difference.
All RGA plans are electronically produced in a CAD d rawing format. All of our staff members are advanced CAD users and we use the latest software versions. CAD provides the flexibility to quickly and easily implement changes during design or construction,or to create alterations to a completed building. We recently added software that enables us to complete California Title 24 "energy calculations" in-house. This gives us better control over your project and enables us to respond quickly to changes that effect energy consumption.