Class of 1982

Design Firm of Mark Rios MArch ’82, MLA ’82 to Release First Monograph

Mark Rios MArch '82, MLA '82, Samantha Harris MLA '99, Andy Lantz MArch '10

Rios Clementi Hale Studios, the design firm founded in part by Mark Rios MArch ’82, MLA ’82, will release its first monograph in May 2017. Not Neutral: For Every Place, Its Story explores design, location, and memory through a variety of projects undertaken by the L.A.-based firm over the past three decades. It includes a series of essays by the firm’s leadership on their design philosophy, as well as photographs and renderings of Rios Clementi Hale Studios designs.

In March, Samantha Harris MLA ’99, Principal at Rios Clementi Hale Studios, and Andy Lantz MArch ’10, Senior Associate at Rios Clementi Hale Studios, visited the GSD for a spring career fair during which they donated an advance copy of Not Neutral to the Frances Loeb Library.

Learn more about Not Neutral.

Not Neutral inside

posted April, 2017

Not Neutral Book

Home of Mark Rios MArch ’82, MLA ’82 Featured in Architectural Digest

Mark Rios MArch '82, MLA '82

The L.A. home of Mark Rios MArch ’82, MLA ’82 is featured in the March 2017 issue of Architectural Digest. Rios, the designer of his Bel Air home, drew inspiration from Japanese architecture and aesthetics. “The library, in particular,” Rios told AD, “was fashioned after a room in Kyoto, using heavy, dark timbers. And the spa resembles old ryokans I’ve visited in Japan.”

Read more and view the AD slideshow.

Photo by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest.

posted March, 2017

Mark Rios LA Home

agps architecture, headed by Sarah Graham MArch ’82, Selected as Finalist in Helsinki Guggenheim Museum Competition

Sarah Graham MArch ’82

agps architecture in Zurich and Los Angeles, headed by Sarah Graham MArch ’82, Marc Angelil (former GSD faculty member, 1983-1987), and Manuel Scholl, has been selected as a finalist in the Helsinki Guggenheim Museum competition. The winning project will be announced in June 2015.

January 2015

posted December, 2016

AGPS Guggenheim

Mark Rios FAIA, FASLA, MArch ’82, MLA ’82 Named One of 2016 AD100

Mark Rios FAIA, FASLA, MArch ’82, MLA ’82

Mark Rios FAIA, FASLA, MArch ’82, MLA ’82, Founding Partner of Rios Clementi Hale Studios, has been honored as one of the 2016 AD100 by Architectural Digest.  Each year, Architectural Digest names 100 of the world’s preeminent tastemakers and thought leaders, recognizing their influential work in architecture and design. The multi-disciplinary firm has earned an international reputation for its collaborative approach, establishing an award-winning tradition across an unprecedented range of design disciplines. Acknowledging the firm’s diverse body of work, AIACC gave Rios Clementi Hale Studios its 2007 Firm Award, the organization’s highest honor. For its varied landscape work—from civic parks to private gardens—the firm was named a finalist in the 2009 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards. Since 1985, the architects, landscape architects, planners, and urban, interior, exhibit, graphic, and product designers at Rios Clementi Hale Studios have been creating buildings, places, and products that are thoughtful, effective, and beautiful.

January 2016

posted December, 2016

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