We are RIOS.
The Creative Directors — Mark Rios, Bob Hale, Mark Motonaga, Jessamyn Davis, Andy Lantz, and Sebastian Salvado — are pleased to announce that going forward the firm will be known as RIOS.
While our name has changed, the elements that define who we are — the people and the values — stay the same. For years, many have referred to us as RIOS for short, despite our longer name. This familiar name reflects a spirit of values and creates an identity that will carry us into the future.
RIOS establishes us as a collective that is inclusive, optimistic, and multidisciplinary — all qualities that have shaped us since the firm was founded in 1985. Our name is more encompassing of the brilliance of everyone as we work to reveal, explore, and invent designs that amplify experiences.
As we deepen our history of diversity, we strive to be better and help the industry become more participatory and inclusive. As we create the design practice of the future, we see a role for every person at RIOS to make meaningful change in our practice, our profession, and through transformative projects and places.
This is a moment to celebrate all we have accomplished and to build excitement for the future together: We are RIOS.