shade l. o'quinn

vice president / chairman of the board / AIA

Shade is the CEO and President of RHA Architects and is a registered professional with 34 years of experience in commercial retail and corporate office design. After receiving his degree in business from William Jewell College and architecture from the University of Kansas, Shade has had the privilege of working for notable clients such as Hallmark Cards, Sprint, and Walmart.

In addition to his professional career, Mr. O’Quinn served as an executive leader with the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects including president of the chapter in 2012. During his tenure in chapter leadership, Shade helped found the Dallas Center for Architecture and served on the board of the Texas Society of Architects.

Shade and his wife Sally have been married for 36 years and enjoy time with their three sons and their families at the Lake of the Ozarks.


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