Marmol Radziner

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Marmol Radziner (founded 1989) is a Los Angeles-based design-build practice founded and led by architects Leo Marmol, FAIA and Ron Radziner, FAIA. The firm offers a full range of design services, including architectural design, programming, master planning, historic restoration, landscape design, interior design, and furniture design. Marmol Radziner specializes in residential, restoration, multifamily, commercial, retail, hospitality, educational, and community projects.

Following the “master builder” tradition, Marmol Radziner integrates design services with a variety of construction capabilities. The firm houses a wide range of in-house skills, including architects, metal fabricators, carpenters, cabinet-makers and construction crew. With Marmol Radziner Shops Services<http://www.marmol-radziner.com/shopse.html>, the firm frequently designs and fabricates original furnishings specific to each project through its in-house cabinet and metal shops. In addition, the firm also designs and produces several Marmol Radziner furniture collections <http://www.marmolradzinerfurniture.com/> available for custom order. The firm is also licensed to reproduce R.M. Schindler's line of furnishings designed for his seminal 1921-22 Kings Road Schindler House in West Hollywood.

The firm’s desire to address sustainable building issues led to the launch of a prefab division, Marmol Radziner Prefab in 2005. Marmol Radziner Prefab’s work has been featured in Dwell [9], The Los Angeles Times [10], and GQ and has been awarded design honors for both architectural and industrial design, including an International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), sponsored by BusinessWeek. In 2009, the firm debuted Marmol Radziner Jewelry <http://www.marmol-radziner.com/jewelr.html>, a handmade collection for men and women produced in the firm’s metal shop from commercial-grade bronze. Today, Marmol Radziner employs over twenty-five architects, landscape and interior designers, and a construction crew. The firm is regularly featured in publications like New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Dwell, and Wallpaper.

Honors and Awards[edit]

Marmol Radziner has received numerous awards. The firm was named the American Institute of Architects California Council’s 2004 Firm of the Year. The firm was also awarded the American Institute of Architects National Honor Award in 2000, recognizing their restoration of the Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, originally designed by Richard Neutra in 1946. In 2007, both Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner were elevated to the College of the Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. In 2009, Interior Design Magazine inducted them into the magazine’s Hall of Fame and Architectural Digest named Marmol Radziner one of its AD100 in 2010.

Selected Works[edit]

Marmol Radziner’s residential projects include homes for Tom Ford, former creative director of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher [4], and musicians Flea and Anthony Kiedis. Other featured custom site built homes include the Vienna Way Residence [5] and Altamira Residence (feature article in Architectural Digest).

The firm is a leader in the restoration of homes originally designed by legendary architects like Richard Neutra, R.M. Schindler, Cliff May, and John Lautner. Marmol Radziner completed two Neutra house restorations in 2000, the Lew and the Brown House, as well as the Elliot House restoration, originally designed by R.M. Schindler in 1930. The firm recently restored two Cliff May houses and John Lautner’s Garcia House [2]. Marmol Radziner is currently contributing pro bono restoration work at the Richard Neutra VDL Studio and Residences.

The firm’s public and community-based projects include a Pre-K-12 campus for The Accelerated School of Los Angeles, a Conference Center for TreePeople’s Center for Community Forestry (recently received a LABD Award), offices for the ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day in San Francisco, Special Needs Housing for Santos Plaza, Los Angeles, and boutiques for fashion clients Costume National, Maxfield, Chan Luu, Vince, and James Perse.

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