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Who We Are



R IV Architecture was established by Michael J. Remesi in September of 2007. Michael has been practicing architecture in the Charlotte area for over 26 years.

Our company is staffed of thirteen diverse professionals split between our Charlotte  and Charleston offices. We focus on hospitality, retail, office and industrial architecture. 

R IV Architecture has years of experience in diverse and wide range of architecture. 

We are constantly exploring design technologies to develop green efficient and cost effective buildings.

We encourage client interaction and develop multiple design concepts.

Our projects are developed in conjunction with 3-D models which gives you the ability to visualize the final design and understand spatial relationships before construction begins. 

We employ cutting-edge technologies that allow our clients to access our webiste and view project status at any time. Viewing of 3-D models, drawings, FTP downloads, and redline markups can be done by our clients from any location. 

"We design buildings and spaces with clear and direct client interaction, resulting in projects which are functionally, aesthetically, and economically successful."

Our Team


Michael Remesi


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Graduated: Clemson University

Experience: 37 years

Inspired by: Wife and children

Passionate about: Giving My All

First Job: Mechanical Draftsman for a Filter company

Outside of work: Enjoys relaxing

If you had to sing karaoke, what song would you pick?

Thank you --Led Zeppelin

Ramblin' Man --Almond Brothers 


Kenzie Etheridge

Project Designer

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Graduated: East Carolina University

Started in 2013

Inspired by: Mother

Passionate about: Crafts/ Quilting/ Painting

First Job: Intern for MHAWorks

Outside of work: Crafting/ Spending time at the beach

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Lime Green


Harkirat Singh

Project Designer

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Graduated: University of North Carolina Charlotte

Started in 2012

Inspired by: Showing appreciation to those who supports his endevours

Passionate about: "Either do what you are passionate about, or be passionate about what you do" --Unknown

First Job: Draftsman for Profesor

Outside of work: Tennis/ Swimming/ Traveling

If you could have one superpower what would it be?


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