Strengthening the firm’s global practice, RIOS brings industry-leading multidisciplinary experience in content production, life science, landscape, and public space to Europe.
RIOS is pleased to announce the opening of our European office as part of our firm’s widening international expansion strategy. The extension of RIOS London is rooted in our desire to expand our worldview through a global practice. We are motivated by the market’s interest in project types where we have award-winning work, including life sciences, landscape, creative content production spaces, and more.
"Our efforts to grow our practice globally are aligned with our ambitions to design bold and attuned spaces, especially in markets that value innovative and ambitious design."
Paul Westwood joined RIOS as a Design Director and will lead the RIOS London office. As an award-winning architect with more than 15 years of experience across international projects, Paul brings an audacious vision of future cities and a portfolio of rich design work. Before joining RIOS, Paul was a Project Leader at Heatherwick Studio.
"I'm thrilled to bring RIOS design excellence to the U.K. audience and showcase our talents in community-led and forward-thinking architecture."
Founded in Los Angeles, RIOS is renowned for its skill and design excellence across architecture, landscape, urban planning, interior architecture, experiential, product, and graphic design. RIOS London will work directly with the L.A. office to service current projects, new commissions, and pending ventures while infusing RIOS values, design processes, and principles into the British market and across Europe.
"At RIOS, we ask ourselves what our superpower is, and for us, marrying the facets of multidisciplinary practice to find innovation is at the core."
RIOS’ portfolio of global projects is diverse across commercial, civic, hospitality, institutional and residential. Recent projects by RIOS include content production and entertainment spaces such as Spotify’s L.A. Content Campus and Echelon Studios, life science spaces including the world-class cancer research and treatment institute, the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine, landscape architecture including Palm Springs Downtown Park and 1 Hotel West Hollywood, commercial adaptive reuse work including ROW DTLA and more.
The RIOS London office is located at 68-80 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JL.