About Us

Welcome to Risley Architects!

Risley Architects is an Arkansas based firm that specializes in full-service architecture and planning. We pride ourselves on repeat clients and long-term relationships. Our firm has the ability to handle large projects without sacrificing quality and personal service to our clients.

With an experienced staff of ten, we can provide design, production, and construction administration for many different types of projects. We are well versed in Revit and offer a wide range of services from 3D renderings for community presentations to complete construction documents for bidding and construction administration.

Tim A. Risley and Associates was established as a one-man shop in Fort Smith in April 1978. The firm concentrated on general practice and by 1985 had grown to a staff of 15 with four registered architects.

We have, by choice, chosen not to specialize in any market, pursing instead diverse, long-term clients.

Approximately seventy percent of our practice involves repeat clients. We feel the diverse approach has led to a stronger, nimbler, and certainly more creative firm that values the process of design for solving unique Owner needs.

Over the years, our firm has developed a respected reputation for a high level of client service; strong, quality design; accurate documents and specifications; and a tenacious “firm-yet-fair” approach to Owner/Contractor relationships.

“Risley Architects contributed to our original vision with creativity, knowledge, and experience all while staying within budget and maintaining their commitment to high quality, and functionality for our Administration Facility. Their continuing effort to ensure the project moved forward through the COVID 19 pandemic was outstanding. The quality of the building, construction and personnel that attended to this project are a direct reflection of the high standards that Risley Architects has set for itself as a professional team.”

– Joel Gardner, Executive Director, Ozark Regional Transit

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