Retail Design Collaborative

Jackson Thilenius, AIA

Principal

With over 25 years of experience in the design and construction industries, Jackson has created a broad range of award-winning projects across the globe. As a Principal at RDC, Jackson brings his passion for design and innovation to every project, while jointly maintaining close client relations and quality assurance. As a writer, painter, sculptor, musician, and inventor, Jackson bridges the gap between art and architecture within every project he engages. Jackson’s diverse and extensive portfolio includes hospitality design, branding, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, urban planning, public art installation, set design, interior design, residential design, and bar/restaurant design. He has led projects all over the US as well as in Hong Kong, Manila, China, Porto, Panama, England, Costa Rica, Trinidad, Italy, and Spain. In addition to being a licensed Architect, Jackson is also an accomplished artist, with oil paintings showcased in galleries from Los Angeles to New York. He has been a freehand drawing instructor and design critic at Georgia Tech, and teaches oil painting from his private studio in Long Beach, CA.

Jackson Thilenius, AIA