Check out our 33rd Street Residence Featured in Houzz! A way around the hazards of a horizontal railing is a sailing that goes all the way up to the ceiling, so that no one can climb over it. The railing wall also creates a beautiful and dramatic backdrop to its joining room. See the full article here.

 

We are excited to announce that we have two new interns joining us for the 2016 summer months.

Almarine joins us from California Polytechnic State University where she has completed three years of study. Originially from Hawaii, Almarine is spending her summer in sunny, southern California, and she is helping rPA out with many different projects including two hotels and our Rock Creek Road Residence. She brings technical knowledge and a willingness to learn to each and every project, and we are so glad to have her here for the summer. Welcome Almarine!

Originally hailing from Texas, Susie will be entering the last year of her master's degree at the University of Southern California this fall. Until then, Susie will be helping rPA with its ongoing in-house re-brand, the Rock Creek Road Residence, an exterior remodel of J Nichols Kitchen, and the construction of a nightclub in Hollywood. Susie brings her eye for design and hard-working attitude to the office, and rPA is excited to bring her into the family for the next few months. Welcome Susie! 

 

Rockefeller Partners Architects is featured in ArchDaily. Recognized for its butterfly roof, the Banyan Drive Treehouse is meant to be an artist's studio. Supported by concrete footing and stilts, the elevated house is organized around the trunk of the site's primary tree. Read the full article here and discover more treehouses! 

 

 

Don't forget to join us this Thursday evening, June 16th, as we host local artist John Rex Cueto on the El Segundo Art Walk! Our office along with 20+ other El Segundo businesses are coming together to support arts + design. All other Art Walk businesses are within walking distance, so it's a great opportunity to get out on a Summer evening, take a stroll, enjoy art + architecture and share food and drinks together. We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you!

Saturday was the ACE Mentor Program final presentation for the ACE Mentor Los Angeles group. Our team of high school students presented their process and final design for a gym/recreation center for a hypothetical Olympic Village near the USC's Coliseum. We are so proud of the hard work that our group put in, and we are especially proud of our senior who won a scholarship on Saturday. Thanks John Labib & Associates, Del Amo Construction, and North Torrance High School for everything this year. We already can't wait for next year!

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