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We're excited to share the results of our sister company notNeutral's collaboration with local artists.
With fresh minds and clear eyes, we're envisioning places that inspire joy and optimism, and building on the highlights of our best work and ideas.
Listen to how we disrupt the standard workplace in this new podcast.
Our work addresses the inevitable risks of dated infrastructure while acknowledging deep histories and evolving desires for water to offer respite in an arid landscape.
RIOS discusses the future of work, how urban design informs the workplace, and the role of serendipity and surprise in making the workplace meaningful.
How we're embracing radical transparency for DEI and social justice.
Here's to our favorite memories collaborating with our interns this summer.
RIOS designed a serene outdoor experience for Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo's LA home, fit for living in casual luxury in a collaboration with interior experts Clements Design.
We're expanding our experiential design services with a studio focused on designing environments and experiences.
August 11, 2021
Landscape Studio Director, Peter Emerson, is speaking on his passions around sustainability in the Collective Impact speaker series.
August 12, 2021
Jessamyn Davis and Andy Lantz present at Section Cut 2021, a virtual conference on practice operations hosted by Monograph.
A'N recognizes firms around the world for their holistic excellence in all aspects of the AEC industry.
Architizer's A+Awards Jury selects GoodRx Headquarters as the winner in 'Office Interiors' (>25,000 sq. ft) celebrating form, function, and impact.
Read this interactive brochure showcasing our successful mixed-use projects.
How can pollinators help boost urban vibrancy?
We are thrilled to announce our 2021 staff promotions at RIOS.
June 30, 2021
Join us for our third public workshop for the reimagining of Skyline Park.
The honor recognizes outstanding accomplishments in commercial interior design.
May 11, 2021
RIOS Partner Bob Hale will talk about the Soundstage Gold Rush at the next Southern California Development Forum Town Hall.
April 27, 2021
Creative Director Andy Lantz joins other industry leaders in a discussion about embracing a new future in tenant build outs.
Andy discusses how RIOS is looking ahead with workplace solutions unbound by the traditional model.
February 17, 2021
Learn more about the project, ask questions, and provide feedback.
March 4, 2021
Join us for the second workshop to review concept options and provide feedback for the future design of Skyline Park.
RIOS, in collaboration with RCDSMM, share an initiative to create Sustainable Defensive Spaces that increase wildfire resistance in the space around your home.
February 10, 2021
Help us plan a new community space for Watts.
We're celebrating notNeutral's 20 years of awesome products through collaboration and giving back.
We're reflecting on our most memorable moments and shared experiences of the year.
Spectrum News 1 features the ways architects are creating building design changes, highlighting the RIOS office.
Commercial Property Executive highlights the RIOS and EQ Office redesign of the 1.4 million-square-foot Playa District.
This modern oasis inverses the traditional bungalow and blurs the line between indoors and out.
Step inside the workplace at RIOS in this video feature.
Grand Park is truly "the Park for Everyone" and is a place to discover the heartbeat of Los Angeles through a design that is inspired by its diverse cultures.
The projects are recognized in LABC's civic buildings and landscape categories.
October 6, 2020
Join the discussion on how challenges caused by COVID-19 can be leveraged into solutions for a workplace renaissance.
October 3, 2020
Share your ideas and skills for how we can collaboratively design the public space at Leimert Park Village.
October 8, 2020
The panel discussion will explore inventive infrastructure that adequately account for the temporal cycles of wildfire and debris flow in the Los Angeles area and beyond.
The article highlights the Fairway View residence and RIOS' collaboration with Ernest de la Torre.
The Music Center Plaza Pavilions and Playa District are winners in the 2020 Calibre Design Awards.
Hosted by Andy Lantz, Creative Director at RIOS, watch the video to learn more about Aaron Kai's influence and imagination.
EQ Office’s PlaceLab features the community-centric design of Playa District.
The article highlights the Atlanta-based project, Playa District, and Mark Motonaga as more office designs include permanent places to work outside.
Inspiration is all around us.
Finding wonder in the plants all around us.
The home garden can be an amazing asset to your wellbeing.
Seven steps to remodel your garden at home.
Nine gardens, water features, and winding paths will provide cohesiveness to the site.
July 16, 2020
Join us for the first public workshop, which will be held online to reimagine Skyline Park in Denver.
RIOS is always looking for people with diverse problem-solving skills and those who thrive in a collaborative work environment.
July 30, 2020
The series will address new ideas to help make our built environments healthier, more equitable, and resilient.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Masks for Unity silent auction features masks designed by leading landscape architects.
We are RIOS.
The time to act is now.
The robust story discusses how architecture is reshaping as a result of the COVID landscape.
The article refers to Vrbo as a miracle of science.
Dwell Magazine highlights this secret hideaway's open-plan expanse and connection to the landscape.
The Spaces, Places, and Cities category recognizes SLIDE as part of the 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards.
Studio Director Greg Kochanowski joins Hassell Principal Richard Mullane in this podcast to discuss resilience.
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications Erin Gehle shares how we are fostering the kinds of connections that inspire our creativity.
We consider a Los Angeles where the garden is truly the heart of the home.
Our efforts here in Los Angeles are recognized and continue to move forward as we work towards helping our local hospitals.
Helping those who need it most.
Andy speaks on our seamless transition to working from home and how we keep projects moving forward.
Assurance colonies, dinosaur food, and more lessons in sustainable maintenance.
The property's dazzling gardens – created through the guidance of Mark Rios, FAIA, FASLA – have been distinguished as an “Outstanding American Garden” by the Garden Club of America.
Changing times call for staying the same.
Each year we look forward to this opportunity to share inspiration and celebrate our work and people through art.
The design of Echo Street West envisions a new Westside mixed-use district that is inspired by Atlanta's industrial fabric.
The rebuild will be informed by best practices in resiliency.
The mixed-use development revitalizes 60,000 sq. ft. of the original building and constructs a hotel, an apartment tower, and a condominium tower.
The Air Frame Pavilion is highly adaptable with high-tech functionality.
Downtown LA's new and expansive space wins a Gold Award.
Winsome is a curated dining experience that fosters a sense of community. The interior design is inspired by the relaxed environment of the beach with a coastal color palette.
Andy's favorite design destinations are highlighted in the story entitled, “Hidden Gems.”
The Lynn Wyatt Square for the Performing Arts will engage cultural context by articulating diverse spaces for gathering.
The Hollywood Hills and repurposed local materials are the inspirations for the landscape design.
One of our passions is elevating the experience of live performance with venues such as this one for Live Nation Entertainment opening in May in Dallas.
Archinect News favorites West Hollywood residential project.
February 2, 2020
Studio Director Nate Cormier will present an interactive workshop at the Active Living Conference in Orlando, Florida.
How much have we really learned about designing places that will serve us well during times of disaster? And how can communities better adapt to be more resilient to these devastating events?
January 31, 2020
Join us in San Francisco where Creative Director Bob Hale will speak on the design measures taken to boost long-term resiliency.
We enter the new year with a curious spirit, celebrating our successes and looking ahead to new ones.
Interior Design recognizes the Rio bench in the Outdoor Collection category.
The Austin-based VRBO headquarters wins an honorable mention in the interior workplace category of the 2019 AN Best of Design Awards.
The Santa Monica City Council has officially supported RIOS' work and direction to remake Third Street Promenade.
November 6, 2019
RIOS' Creative Directors & Studios Directors will speak inclusively about different ways to solve problems during Austin Design Week.
The palette for Fred + Cathy was developed closely with QCP from their bottomless knowledge of concrete, but infused with a new inspiration born of a passion for interior design and the Southern California spirit.
November 21, 2019
The panel discussion will present architecture at every scale and corresponding resilient features against Southern California's worst disasters.
A focused overview on design techniques to understand material characteristics of stone through a custom stone wall installation.
Creative Director Sebastian Salvado will present ROW DTLA at Facades+ LA in November.
RIOS will reimagine the plaza as a dynamic new space that will connect the district’s venues, create a strong identity and place, and revitalize the west side of downtown.
The former Sunset Las Palmas Studios is recognized for the transformation of the historic 11-acre campus in Hollywood.
Re-envisioning the Philbrook Museum will connect new audiences to the arts and ultimately create a stronger institution.
November 15, 2019
Creative Director Sebastian Salvadó will be speaking about the facades at ROW DTLA.
RIOS devised the lush courtyards that surround 1 Hotel West Hollywood.
Using Open Data we developed a dashboard to visualize housing that may be rent stabilized under the Tenant Protection Act in Los Angeles.
The Music Center Plaza and Christ Cathedral Plaza are significant cultural works and public spaces that represent the significance of urban pattern in placemaking.
Internships at RIOS entail site-visits, research, and collaborating with other designers across disciplines.
Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade will once again be an authentic gathering space for the community.
Listen to this 13-minute segment on the pedestrian-friendly redesign of The Music Center Plaza on DnA.
The debut for the plaza included remarks by Creative Director Bob Hale, as well as the opening of its neighboring coffee shop and wine bar.
Listen to this 10-minute segment on the redesign of the Music Center’s new plaza.
The L.A. Business Journal highlights projects such as Row DTLA, Grand Park, Music Center Plaza, and the studios' other brands including Guillermo and notNeutral.
The article discusses the redesign of the Music Center plaza, a project almost two decades in the making.
August 17, 2019
The new Drake Bridge Commons project will be revealed and public input on the design and programming will be sought.
We’re pleased to announce that Melanie Freeland and Peter Emerson have been named Studio Directors.
Video production designed to tell your story.
This proposal explores innovative and ecological design opportunities that incorporate play spaces into our urban environments.
September 29, 2019
Andy will speak on the role of color in the sensory experience of his projects.
Architect Magazine honors SLIDE, a resilient strategy for extreme climate in Los Angeles and beyond.
The dynamic urban space becomes "The Plaza for All" with free opening public festivities throughout Labor Day weekend.
July 24, 2019
As a part of the UCLA summer lecture series, Melanie will share the trajectories that have shaped her professional career as a Studio Director at RIOS.
The sustainable design by RIOS distinguishes it as one of Los Angeles's best new hotels.
Co-founder and Creative Director Mark Rios shares the background of RIOS and details of the workplace environment.
The LABC Architectural Awards has honored four RIOS' projects in a variety of categories.
June 22, 2019
Our Creative Director Bob Hale will speak about our multidisciplinary approach from products to projects.
RIOS designs every aspect of FLIGHT at Tustin Legacy — Orange County’s first purpose-built creative office campus
Tangible moments of creative reuse of materials.
RIOS recognized for two design awards by Westside Urban Forum in 2019.
June 13, 2019
In this panel, we will talk to 5 LA designers about their process, inspiration, the magic of working in Los Angeles, and how they get to “wow."
As the writer references: “the question for ambitious, multidisciplinary design firms changes from ‘How can we possibly do this?’ to ‘Why not?’”
Designed to exist as individual freestanding elements or joined together, the pieces can be customized in endless combinations and are ideal for municipalities, shopping centers and any other site space.
June 9, 2019
Reshape features the installation art of Adrian Kay Wong.
The vibrant environment at VRBO responds specifically to the unique composition of teams, while promoting collaboration in an open workplace that responds to their agile and collaborative work style.
June 20, 2019
Andy will explore the work of the studio through its transdisciplinary nature, which has led to method of problem solving with a myriad of objects.
May 11, 2019
RIOS is excited to sponsor this year’s Celebrate, where the museum becomes a space for exploration and fun, and a return to the freedom of creativity without defined goals.
May 8, 2019
RIOS is proud to cosponsor AIA 2x8, exhibiting exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California.
Creative offices have evolved over the past two decades, with increasing demand placed on their ability to go beyond reinforcing the ways that people work, to act as tools to promote branding, culture, and values.
In this unprecedented era of change, we are working hard to understand and anticipate the next urban and environmental changes that will impact our work in the coming decades.
Place-led branding is one way we are moving towards honoring the past while recognizing the need for change.
Now a cultural coffee icon, the distinctive, signature form of the notNeutral LINO cup has been adopted by coffee shops from Portland to Paris, and thousands of places between.
May 16, 2019
What does the city of the future look like? Bob Hale will speak on incorporating green spaces, cutting-edge technology, and sustainability to foster connection and improve quality of life for today’s urban dwellers.
Our coffee table design helps improve the lives of children living with cancer through the arts.
May 17, 2019
The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California will host a leadership symposium presented by women in structural engineering.
May 7, 2019
Emerging mobility technologies, from autonomous vehicles and rapid transit to rideshare and dock-free devices, are changing the urban landscape.
April 27, 2019
The concept of the landscape design features reclaimed wood and a riparian plant palette.
The winning designs of the Bug Hotel Design Competition will be built full scale and installed in the Expo Yard for ongoing pollinator monitoring.
Mudslides test LA’s debris basins – RIOS proposes a new solution.
With the recent string of natural disasters facing the United States, and especially those close to home in California, we are reminded of the delicate balance between our built and natural worlds.
The theme of this year’s spring lecture series is "Architecture of Humanity."
Austin, TX – March 18, 2019 – RIOS, the multi-disciplinary award-winning LA-based design firm, announced today it has established a new office in Austin, Texas.
April 11, 2019
The Specialty Coffee Expo is the coffee professional's one stop shop for everything they need to succeed in the coffee industry.
We're proud to be featured at number 2 among the top 50 LA design firms and see Music Center Plaza as a featured project.
Guillermo will be at LA Men's Market at California Market Center on March 26-27, 2019
Guillermo may be a shirt, but like all good design, it is also an experience.
April 17, 2019
The Old Las Palmas Neighborhood Organization Spring meeting will feature a talk by Mark Rios on the design of Palm Springs Downtown Park.
Lessons from pottery. The integrity of the first step has an additive effect upon each of the following steps.
March 12, 2019
The talk asks what happens when we go looking for a reality beyond real spaces with a desire to occupy these environments?
March 9, 2019
Our talented Creative Director, Andy Lantz, will share a live experiment diving into the human senses.
June 6, 2019
notNeutral travels to Berlin for SCA's World of Coffee
Here we explore the evolution of the L.A. home in a visual essay that maps the progression of housing in the city.
Mercado El Alto in Puebla, Mexico took home a AIA Los Angeles Next LA Merit Award for it's place-inspired design
Front Street Tower is conceived as a vertical community that defines a new professional workplace community dispersed throughout the 21-story office tower.
705 6th integrates into the urban fabric by stitching together the site’s history with the future of San Diego workplace.
The Award recognizes the planning and analysis behind the One Arroyo Trail Concept, a trail plan that represents the One Arroyo Vision.
The design of Jones Plaza provides an inviting green oasis that enhances downtown life.
Celebrating the achievements of accomplished, original, and inventive female professionals
We are proud to share that the design of Grand Park, LA's "Park for Everyone," was chosen from among 2,800 submissions to represent timeless design in the Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards.
With our CALA tea collection, you can treat yourself to moments in each day that are just for you.
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