Open City Architecture is a full service design studio located in St. Augustine, Florida.

Each project has its own story to tell. 

We work with clients interested in making a positive impact through the built environment.  We believe good architecture can change lives and enrich the community.  Our designs are rooted in simplicity, economy, and sustainability.  We find this approach leads to projects that are beautiful, compliment the natural surroundings, and deliver lasting value.

R. Conner Dowling, Principal, started his career in his hometown of St. Augustine Florida as an intern for Les Thomas Architect.  He worked on the St. Augustine Amphitheater, Limelight Theater, and many small commercial buildings and residential homes. 

Conner continued his career working on k-12 schools, high rise office and residential towers, under Laurinda Spear, co-founder of Arquitectonica, in Miami, Florida and Paris, France.

The past 10 years Conner spent designing k-12 schools, higher education buildings and high tech work environments as an associate with Bora Architects in Portland, Oregon.

Conner is a registered architect in Florida and Oregon, and a member of the AIA.