RIOS is a design collective working beyond boundaries to inventively combine disciplines and amplify the impact of design.
Within our practice, the built environment and landscape architecture are interconnected to harness the positive impacts of wellness and define design as a continuum. We use the power of story to connect us to place and to one another.
The practice operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape, urban planning, interior design, video, graphics and signage, experiential, and product design to inform design at all types and scales.
We believe that design is better when you think inclusively about ways to solve a problem. We are problem-solvers, innovators, and creative thinkers. This proclivity can be seen in our unshakable nature as storytellers revealing the potential each project has to celebrate our diversity and humanity.
Our work is irreversibly connected to the narrative of place and the complex order of human culture, creating solutions that are joyful, authentic, and unexpected. Each project is a genuine expression of the important stories that connect us and reveal location, ecology, culture, and ethnography.
RIOS has been recognized for design excellence across the broad spectrum of design disciplines, including as a finalist for The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Practice Awards, a Jury Winner for the Architizer A+Awards for office interiors, for the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for landscape architecture, and as ‘Firm of the Year’ by the California Council of the American Institute of Architects.