Austin, TX – March 18, 2019 – Rios Clementi Hale Studios, the multi-disciplinary award-winning LA-based design firm, announced today it has established a new office in Austin, Texas. The Austin studio marks the second location for the firm expanding outside the California market and supports the firm’s local projects while integrating into the culture and DNA of Austin.
Best recognized for designing LA’s most iconic and prominent public spaces including Grand Park, The Hollywood Bowl, Columbia Square, ROW DTLA and the upcoming Music Center Plaza renovations, the firm’s portfolio of work extends beyond Los Angeles with transformative projects in Austin, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, New York, Mexico, and beyond.
“The opening of our Austin location emphasizes Rios Clementi Hale Studios’ commitment to serving this community we’ve been working in since our first project a decade ago,” said RCH Studios Creative Director and Founder Mark Rios. “We see a great alignment in Austin between place-based design and the needs of our clients.”
“Our first project in Texas, Austin City Limits, was a monumental project for our practice, and since then we’ve continued to grow our relationships with the community working on projects in Austin such as 600 Congress, HomeAway, Drake Bridge Commons, 901 E. 6th Street, and more,” said RCH Studios Creative Director, Andy Lantz. “Establishing roots in this city is an important evolution for our business as we look to further foster our relationships in the community.”
Established in Los Angeles in 1985, RCH Studios is highly-regarded for their transdisciplinary approach to design with teams working collaboratively across disciplines including architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, interior design, branding, product design and urban design services in residential, commercial, early education, municipal and hospitality industries.
The firm is known for their community advocacy within Los Angeles and beyond, placing an emphasis on design storytelling as a method of stewardship of the local communities they design in and celebrating the many facets that make places vibrant and diverse.
With various projects in the works within Texas, including Jones Plaza in Houston, and Drake Bridge Commons and HomeAway in Austin, a physical presence will allow RCH Studios to connect with the local community and embed their value of a strong collaborative approach to the design process in Austin and beyond.
For more information please visit www.rchstudios.com.
About Rios Clementi Hale Studios:
Rios Clementi Hale Studios has earned an international reputation for its collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach, establishing an award-winning tradition across an unprecedented range of design disciplines. The firm’s Creative Directors —Mark Rios, FAIA, FASLA, Julie Smith-Clementi, IDSA, Frank Clementi, FAIA, AIGA, Bob Hale, FAIA, Mark Motonaga, Jessamyn Davis, Andy Lantz, and Sebastian Salvado —comprise a team involved in every aspect of design, from practice to education. Since 1985, the architects, landscape architects, planners, and urban, interior, exhibit, graphic, and product designers at Rios Clementi Hale Studios have been creating and telling stories through buildings, places, and products that are thoughtful, effective, and beautiful. In 2017, Rios Clementi Hale Studios released its first book entitled Not Neutral: For Every Place, Its Story, a robust visual collection of the studios’ multi-disciplinary work, published by AMMO Books. The monograph is available for purchase at http://www.notneutral.com/.