Emotional architecture is an “experiential design” approach evoking all the five senses simultaneously. Watching the waves crest and hearing the sound of the ocean, the smell of the salt air, the touch of the cool waves and the taste of the brine stimulates our senses and provokes a response from deep within our subconsciousness. At RDHA we strive for an Architecture that not only looks good but feels, sounds, and even smells good. We share a collective commitment to producing intoxicating Architecture + Interior Design. We carefully orchestrate an “experience based journey” resulting in innovative design which resonates on a primal level.
RDHA prioritizes human sustainability through Design. We enhance human health and well being through our Architecture + Interior design, integrating technologically advanced building systems, that elevate health and comfort. RDHA marries evidence based practices with experiential design, integrating the senses: sound, touch, taste, smell and sight; which are orchestrated into a comprehensive experience, producing a lasting memory.
RDHA’s experiential practice is transforming the design of homes, hospitality venues and the workplace to actively contribute to human health and wellbeing within an inspired environment.
Robert D. Henry, Principal
Bob Henry, Founder and Principal of internationally renowned architectural firm, Robert D. Henry Architects, has been called the “Sensuous Architect of Serenity” for his unique award-winning architectural style and design philosophy. In 2007 Bob was inducted into Hospitality Design’s “Platinum Circle” as Designer of the Year,in honor of his lifetime achievements in producing hospitality projects that elicit an empirical experience for its visitors by incorporating the use of the five senses in his design: sight, smell, taste, touch and sound.
Boutique Design Magazinehonored his G Spa & Lounge at the Hotel Gansevoort with an award for “Most Innovative Hospitality Concept.” He received a “Best Hotel and Spa Award” fromHospitality Design Magazine for the design of Orient Retreat in Taichung, Taiwan and was also honored with the Gold Key Award for the Ajune Medical Spa in New York, NY. His design of Potion Lounge in New York City received the cover of the book Bars, Pubs and Cafés: Hot Designs for Cool Spaces, published by Rockport Press. Contract magazine listed him as a top young architect and designer for 2001.
Bob has produced such notable works as the Canyon Ranch Living Wellness Tower in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Steve Wynn’s 40,000 s.f. Wynn Resort Spain Las Vegas, the Spa at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida for Donald Trump, and the AIA Award winning Pasquale Building in Fort Lee-NJ, just to name a few. Recently, Bob has designed the public and private spaces at The Setai New York, including SHO Shaun Hergatt restaurant and the Setai Spa Club, Vdara Health and Beauty- at the City Center in Las Vegas, and The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Miami.
Bob Henry has lectured at the International Spa Association’s (ISPA) Conference in the U.S., Asia and Europe; discussing his design philosophy and design projects. He is also the co-author of the book Spa: The Sensuous Experience, a worldwide tour of the most spectacular spas, hand picked by Bob and fellow spa aficionado Julie D. Taylor, published by Images Publishing Group. With book launches in Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai and Monte Carlo, Henry is a most sought after lecturer and keynote speaker for the Spa, Hospitality and Interior Design industry.
Robert D. Henry Architects was established as a full-service firm, offering, interior design, architecture, planning and brand identity.