Andy Lantz MArch ’10 has been named a Creative Director at Rios Clementi Hale Studios, the practice founded by Mark Rios MArch ’82, MLA ’82. The news comes as part of a new organizational structure undertaken by the studio centered on the rise of brand experience and designed environments. Since joining Rios Clementi Hale Studios in 2011, Lantz has “grown the Studios’ workplace practice with his analytical approach to the design of environments and amenities that leverage his background in fabrication and sensory experience to create data-driven, performative spaces,” states a press release. Along with Sebastian Salvado, Lantz joins a leadership team of six existing Creative Directors.
Read the full press release.
Photo courtesy of Carlos Alexander.
posted August, 2018
Book by Richard Shieldhouse MCRP ’82 Offers In Depth Look at Life and Work of William Morgan AB ’52, MArch ’58
A new book by planner, preservationist, and tourism expert Richard Shieldhouse MCRP ’82 offers a personal look at the life and work of William Morgan AB ’52, MArch ’58 (1930–2016). A visionary architect, early supporter of green design principles, and recipient of the GSD’s Wheelwright Prize, Morgan is known for his signature style which brought together modernism, earth architecture, and aspects of ancient North American building. William Morgan: Evolution of an Architect is the first publication to explore Morgan’s personal life as a way of understanding the roots of his creativity. It is scheduled to be released later this month (August 2018) by the University Press of Florida.
“Elegantly written and based upon Shieldhouse’s extensive interviews with the architect, William Morgan is indispensable, opening new avenues of understanding why and how Morgan’s research about earth and pre-Columbian architecture enabled an extraordinary oeuvre of humanist architecture in the globalizing world, achieving the embodiment of his democratic and pioneering multicultural, environmental, and ethical agenda,” says Jean-François Lejeune, coeditor of Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean: Vernacular Dialogues and Contested Identities.
posted August, 2018
Six GSD alumni have been elevated by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) as fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service.
ASLA will formally recognize its 2018 Fellows at the ASLA 2018 Annual Meeting and EXPO, October 19–22, in Philadelphia.
Mary Anne Cassin MLA ’82
Walter R. Havener MLA ’86
Ying-Yu Hung MLA ’94
Edward C. Marshall MLA ’86
W. Scott Parker MLU ’86
David A. Rubin MLA ’90
For the full list of 2018 Fellows click here
posted May, 2018
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.
posted April, 2017
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.”
Photo by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest.
posted March, 2017
agps architecture, headed by Sarah Graham MArch ’82, Selected as Finalist in Helsinki Guggenheim Museum Competition
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.
posted December, 2016
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.
posted December, 2016