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REDI Speaker Series: A Conversation with Eric Solis

REDI Speaker Series: A Conversation with Eric Solis

Last week as part of our REDI speaker series and in celebration of #HispanicHeritageMonth, RDC was joined by Eric Solis. Eric highlighted his work in architecture, art, and design, along with his most recent endeavors in fashion.  As one of the project partners on the newly constructed 6th street bridge in Los Angeles, Eric shared how his roots...

VISIT US AT THE ICSC WESTERN CONFERENCE

VISIT US AT THE ICSC WESTERN CONFERENCE

We are excited to attend the ICSC Western States Conference in San Diego this week, Sept 28-30. If you will also be there, please stop by and see us at our booth #1148. We would love to see you! For more information visit:ICSC@WESTERN | ICSC: Innovating Commerce Serving Communities    

The Road Maps for Reinventing Enclosed Malls

The Road Maps for Reinventing Enclosed Malls

The marketplaces industry is learning valuable lessons about how to reinvent decades-old regional malls. Ultimately, it’s a site-by-site calculation because too many factors are in play to make universal declarations about how to reinvigorate these properties, said Trademark founder and CEO Terry Montesi. “Making global comments like, ‘All malls...

RDC Helps James Perse Bring Malibu House to Life

RDC Helps James Perse Bring Malibu House to Life

James Perse’s Malibu House is his newest flagship location dedicated to showcasing his home décor product offering. Located in the historic Malibu Lumber Yard, the store is set within the stunning retail and dining destination that reflects Malibu’s effortless and unique lifestyle. This shopping destination captures Malibu’s casual coastal...

Erewhon Opens New location in beverly hills

Erewhon Opens New location in beverly hills

Erewhon celebrated the opening of its new location in Beverly Hills. The RDC team enjoyed the grand opening,  together with our client and friends. This beautiful new store is located at 339 N. Beverly Drive. We look forward to seeing you there!

RDC Principal Virginia Maggiore, AIA’s Speaking Engagement at NECANN New York

RDC Principal Virginia Maggiore, AIA’s Speaking Engagement at NECANN New York

We are headed to NECANN New York this year! RDC Principal Virginia Maggiore, AIA will take part in a conversation about establishing a successful dispensary alongside Katharine Baxter, Tony Gallo, Sapphire Risk Advisory Group, and Katelyn Coskey. Follow them:Virginia Maggiore, AIAKatherine BaxterTony GalloPoint Seven GroupSapphire Risk Advisory...

Dispensary Brand Rollouts: Why Snowflakes Don’t Work in Cannabis

Dispensary Brand Rollouts: Why Snowflakes Don’t Work in Cannabis

CannabisBusinessExecutive.com By Virginia Maggiore, AIA “Although there are more dispensaries now than ever before, most carry similar products, so it can be challenging to create that unique brand experience. In an effort to combat this cannabis product commoditization, dispensaries often try to differentiate their brand from competitors and...

RDC Celebrates San Diego Pride

RDC Celebrates San Diego Pride

RDC’s Principal Sean Slater is participating in the San Diego Pride Parade with The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Theme: Justice with Joy!When: July 16, 2022 @ 10:00 AMLocations: The parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Ave. and Normal St., proceeds west on University Ave., turns south on 6th Ave., turns left onto Balboa Dr....

Another Wave of Shipping and Supply Chain Challenges is On the Way

Another Wave of Shipping and Supply Chain Challenges is On the Way

Chris Gorney, Director of Creative Sourcing and Procurement at architecture firm RDC, tells GlobeSt.com, “Port access, slowdowns, and widespread price increases continue to affect every part of our profession even though things have begun to improve.” “How the supply-chain crisis affects our clients wholly depends on project typology. For F&B...

RDC’s Interior Design Group Honored at Gold Nugget Awards

RDC’s Interior Design Group Honored at Gold Nugget Awards

Photo By: RMA Architectural Photography At the 2022 PCBC Gold Nugget Awards, Confluence at Valencia took home the Grand Award in two categories: Best Community Amenity and Best Design for Energy Efficiency. Congratulations to the entire team! Builder: FivePoint Holdings, LLCDeveloper: FivePoint and Newhall Land & Farming...

More Outlets to come

More Outlets to come

LABusinessJournal.com By Michael Aushenker | June 27, 2022 Mall operators Simon Property Group Inc. and Santa Monica-based Macerich Co. have resumed work on an outlet mall project in the city of Carson, the Los Angeles Business Journal reports.  Sean Slater, AIA, Principal of the Long Beach-based architecture, planning and design firm RDC, who...

Del Mar Highlands’ Sky Deck wins San Diego AIA architectural award

Del Mar Highlands’ Sky Deck wins San Diego AIA architectural award

Architectural firm RDC won an AIA award for the design of Sky Deck. (Benny Chan) Del Mar Times By Karen Billing Sky Deck, the restaurant collective in Carmel Valley’s Del Mar Highlands Town Center, was recently honored for its design. RDC, the architecture and interior design firm that envisioned Sky Deck, received a 2022 Merit Award in the...

Adaptive Reuse: The Barracks at Chaffee

Adaptive Reuse: The Barracks at Chaffee

Block Street & Building offers a glimpse into the Chaffee Crossing Historic District redevelopment. With our client Rival CRE, RDC’s NW Arkansas Office is serving as architect for the adaptive re-use of the Barracks at Chaffee, the historic structures that will become mixed-use spaces with retail at the pedestrian level and apartments above....

Virginia Maggiore, AIA, Named Principal of RDC

Virginia Maggiore, AIA, Named Principal of RDC

Virginia Maggiore, AIA, has been named to the position of Principal of RDC. Since joining RDC in 2019, Virginia has built the firm’s practice of Retail Store Rollout and Planning, adding notable clients to the firm’s roster and garnering accolades for her work from colleagues and clients. “Virginia is constantly striving for excellence and has...

RDC Celebrates Horton Plaza Redevelopment on Earth Day

RDC Celebrates Horton Plaza Redevelopment on Earth Day

The largest adaptive re-use project in San Diego, Horton Plaza is being transformed into an innovation hub for science, technology, arts, entertainment, and education. A model for the future of city life, Horton’s sustainability program is focused on carbon neutrality, water stewardship, and net-zero energy offices.

Players Café USA Debuts Experiential Convenience Store

Players Café USA Debuts Experiential Convenience Store

RDC designed the prototype for a nationwide rollout of Players Café, an experiential convenience store powered by Lotto USA.  The retail space features a cashless lottery, coffee on tap, games, a scratch-off bar, lotto machine wall, and playful displays of gifts and snacks.

Traditional DTLA Opens with a Color Saturated Experience

Traditional DTLA Opens with a Color Saturated Experience

The vibrant lobby of Traditional DTLA’s Flagship Cannabis Dispensary transitions customers from the outside and submerges them into a fully saturated color experience. A lobby retail section allows customers to purchase non-controlled items without entering the dispensary. Inside, customers are met with more bright pops of color, round kiosks...

LA Food Bank Give Back

LA Food Bank Give Back

RDC Enjoys LA Food Bank Volunteer Saturdays. Our team has spent a few Saturdays volunteering at the LA Food Bank this past year.  We’ve all agreed it is a fun and fulfilling opportunity to give back as a group. It's a socially distanced way to get involved, assembling care packages and distributing them to people in need.  We plan to spend more...

RDC wishes all of you a very Happy New Year!

RDC wishes all of you a very Happy New Year!

We are thankful for our continued collaborations with our clients and looking forward to a new year of Making Everyday Places Extraordinary!  This New Year art was created by Long Beach artist @lynnazali. Inspired by urban coastal living, Lynn is an active acrylic painter and illustrator. She is a senior designer for RDC.

Erewhon at the Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge Studio City, CA

Erewhon at the Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge Studio City, CA

Photo By: Carlos Hernandez, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, CDT, ICC Member Size:  11,825 SF  Client:  Erewhon  Erewhon is a boutique grocery store with a big mission to make healthy, pure, nutrient-rich foods and products available to all and to inspire the community to eat better, eat less and live longer. The Studio City location opened in December 2021...

RDC’s Hospitality + Interiors Team Honors WISEplace

RDC’s Hospitality + Interiors Team Honors WISEplace

We reflect on 2021 with gratitude for our ability to contribute to our communities. A few years ago, RDC’s Hospitality + Interiors work group was awarded the opportunity to create a safe and supportive space to facilitate the mission of WISEplace. Since its foundation in 1924, WISEplace has helped more than 8,400 unhoused women to rebuild their...

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

RDC wishes all of you a peaceful holiday season!  This art was created by Long Beach artist Lynn Azali. Inspired by urban coastal living, Lynn is an active acrylic painter and illustrator. She is a senior designer for RDC. 

Jenni Kayne Opens SoHo Flagship Home Store

Jenni Kayne Opens SoHo Flagship Home Store

Jenni Kayne, the California lifestyle brand known for minimalist, elevated, and timeless wardrobe staples, in addition to home classics and furniture, opens its flagship Jenni Kayne Home store in New York City [125 Greene Street, between Price St. and West Houston].  Located in the heart of New York’s SoHo, the store features all the...

Equinox Beale Street Honored as Best of the Year

Equinox Beale Street Honored as Best of the Year

Thank you, Interior Design, for recognizing RDC with the 2021 "Best of Year" Award for Equinox Beale Street for fitness.  Interior Design's Best of Year is the design industry's premiere design awards program, honoring the most significant work of the year as well as recognizing designers, architects, and manufacturers from around the globe.  We...

Rhone Opens First California Store at Fashion Island

Rhone Opens First California Store at Fashion Island

Rhone’s first location outside of the Northeast is now open at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California. RDC is proud to be part of Rhone’s retail expansion. This new store environment defines Rhone’s brand and culture. The concept features and inviting floor plan, hospitality area, furniture, and décor, engaging customers to browse, and...

Erewhon Opens at The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge

Erewhon Opens at The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge

Erewhon has opened its store and café at in Studio City at the Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge.  RDC recently completed the complex interiors and as with other Erewhon markets, the design includes adapting to a tight urban footprint. RDC’s solutions entailed routing plumbing and other infrastructure to serve combination café and market. Erewhon Studio...

Equinox Culver City Earns AIA OC Honors

Equinox Culver City Earns AIA OC Honors

Congratulations to our Equinox Culver City team for the recent recognition of a 2021 AIA Orange County Design Award! The jurors applauded RDC for the Equinox Culver City location that breathes new life into an existing office building. They celebrated the reuse of a tired existing building as an example of a successful embodied carbon story. The...

Rivian Opens First Hub in Venice, California

Rivian Opens First Hub in Venice, California

RDC celebrates Rivian’s first Hub – a physical location designed to encourage exchange with the local community and for Rivian fans to gather and connect. Because purchasing a Rivian can be done digitally, Rivian is untethered from the traditional car-buying experience, and free to define what they wanted a Rivian space to be. RDC is proud to...

RDC’s Art Procurement Places Artists with Client Projects

RDC’s Art Procurement Places Artists with Client Projects

Today we celebrate artist Ivan Preciado's work (@thewalkingiant) for client FiverPoint on Valencia SoCal's The Porch.  Using a black and white stripe pattern, the artist transformed a repurposed shipping container into a portable office and a guard shack into a snack bar.

Marina Beach Retail Center Transformation

Marina Beach Retail Center Transformation

Marina Beach Retail Center in Marina Del Rey, CA is an ocean-adjacent renovation for RDC client Gold Coast Shopping Center LLC.  The new design features contemporary playful facades, refreshed community spaces and an RDC-designed art program with Marina-inspired murals and wall graphics.

BD+C’s 2021 Giants 400 survey Results revealed

BD+C’s 2021 Giants 400 survey Results revealed

The results of the BD+C’s 2021 Giants 400 survey reveal that RDC-S111 ranks #83 for architecture firms and #13 for retail architecture firms. For the past 45 years, the editors of Building Design+Construction have surveyed the largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. to identify the Giants 400—the nation's most...

Construction Panel Technology at Horton Plaza San Diego

Construction Panel Technology at Horton Plaza San Diego

The first of what will be more than 500 panels were lifted into place on the busy construction site at the reimagining of Downtown San Diego’s Horton Plaza.  At the corner of 1st Street and G Street owner Stockdale Capital Partners is adding five floors to the existing five-story department store to transform it into a 10-story office tower. The...

Sky Deck Named One of Fodor’s Best New Food Halls in the United States

Sky Deck Named One of Fodor’s Best New Food Halls in the United States

The Sky Deck at Del Mar Highlands is named as one of Fodor's 10 Best New Food Halls across the US! Congratulations to our client and collaborator, Donahue Schriber Realty Group! Inspired by Barcelona’s stylish El Nacional, Sky Deck boasts more high-end restaurants (nine) than its Spanish counterpart (four), closes earlier (9:30 p.m. weekdays and...

RDC San Diego Relocates to Historical Design Center in Hillcrest

RDC San Diego Relocates to Historical Design Center in Hillcrest

RDC, the architectural firm behind the redevelopment of Horton Plaza and the expansion of Del Mar Highlands Town Center, has moved its San Diego headquarters to a historical building in HIllcrest. Based in Long Beach, the firm opened a San Diego office downtown in 2020.Principal Sean Slater said that the new offices at Design Center at 3611 5th...

Spanish Inspired Sky Deck Completed

Spanish Inspired Sky Deck Completed

A $120 million expansion of the Del Mar Highlands Town Center shopping center in Carmel Valley is wrapping up with the completion of Sky Deck, a 26,700 square foot dining center that will include eight restaurants, three breweries and an open-air cocktail lounge. The expansion of the 400,000 square-foot shopping center began five years ago but...

DSRG & RDC Unveil The Sky Deck at Del Mar Highlands Town Center

DSRG & RDC Unveil The Sky Deck at Del Mar Highlands Town Center

Innovative, Experiential ‘Culinary Collective’ Concept Gathers Multiple Local Chef-Driven Restaurants in One Expansive Coastal LocaleDEL MAR, Ca. – Full-service architectural design firm RDC is celebrating the opening of the Sky Deck at Del Mar Highlands Town Center. This unique environment gathers multiple local chef-driven restaurants in one...

RDC Unveils Design of Latest Erewhon Market in Silverlake

RDC Unveils Design of Latest Erewhon Market in Silverlake

RDC Unveils Design of Latest Erewhon Market With Several More Planned Throughout Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Full-service design firm RDC has unveiled its designs for Erewhon, Silver Lake, the latest in a series from the organic grocer and café in the Los Angeles region. RDC is architect of record for the new Silver Lake location, designing...

RDC Announces Interior Design of Skanksa Portland Office

RDC Announces Interior Design of Skanksa Portland Office

Reuse of Landmark Building Includes COVID-Resilience and Thematic Finishes PORTLAND, Ore. – Full-service design firm RDC has unveiled its interior design for the Portland, Oregon offices of construction company Skanska USA Building Inc. The interiors at the historic 1922 building – 1010 NW Flanders St., in the Pearl District – combine...

RDC Opens San Diego Office Serving Local Design Portfolio

RDC Opens San Diego Office Serving Local Design Portfolio

RDC Opens San Diego Office to Serve Growing Local Design Portfolio; Names Sean Slater Principal-in-Charge of the New Office SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Full-service design firm RDC, has opened offices in San Diego at 101 West Broadway in downtown San Diego, and has named RDC Principal Sean Slater, AIA, as Principal-In-Charge of the new office, RDC CEO...

We Believe All Black Lives Matter.

We Believe All Black Lives Matter.

We believe all Black lives matter. We support the right to protest peacefully, leading to an informed and just world. We will do better, starting by listening and learning. We will take action to create a deliberately anti-racist and informed culture that protects the rights of all and sincerely welcomes people no matter the color of their skin....

Robert Lisauskas Joins RDC as Design Director

Robert Lisauskas Joins RDC as Design Director

Bob Lisauskas Offers More Than Two Decades of Experience with Noteworthy Master Planning and Mixed-Use Architecture RDC has appointed Robert Lisauskas, AIA, LEED AP, as design director. President and CEO Brad Williams, AIA, said, "We are excited to have Bob back with us at RDC. His talents and experience are a great fit for our clients who are...

RDC Celebrates Two Years of WELL Certification

RDC Celebrates Two Years of WELL Certification

By Sustainability Director, Sara Hickman It’s been a busy two years since we achieved our WELL Gold Certification in 2017. The standard has proven to be a useful tool to support healthy outcomes both across our company and project portfolio. Since our relocation, we’ve tested multiple air quality monitors which have helps us to prove the quality...

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