Marmol Radziner

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Marmol Radziner is a design-build practice based in Los Angeles that was founded in 1989 by American architects Leo Marmol, FAIA, and Ron Radziner, FAIA. Specializing in residential, commercial, hospitality, cultural, and community projects, the firm offers a full range of design services, including architectural design, construction, landscape design, interior design, furniture design, jewelry design, and Modern restoration.


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 its own shop services, the firm frequently designs and fabricates original furnishings specific to each project through its in-house 20,000-square-foot cabinet and metal shop located in El Segundo.

Marmol Radziner employs over 65 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.

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, The Los Angeles Times, 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, a handmade collection for men and women produced in the firm’s metal shop from commercial-grade brass and bronze.

The firm opened a second office in the Mission District in San Francisco in 2014.

Selected Work[edit]



The firm's design-build residential projects include Glencoe Residence (2002) in Venice, California; Ward Residence (2003) in Pacific Palisades; Altamira Residence (2006) in Palos Verdes; Trousdale Residence (2009) in Beverly Hills; Vienna Way Residence (2007) in Venice, California; Lilac Drive Residence (2011) in Montecito; and Moreno Residence (2014) in Brentwood, Los Angeles.

The firm's clients include Tom Ford,[1] Flea and Anthony Kiedis, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore,[2] Steven Meisel,[3] Robert Richardson,[4] Cameron Silver,[5] Ellen DeGeneres,[6][7] and Trina Turk and Jonathan Skow.


Marmol Radziner provided interior design services for multiple luxury residential properties owned by The Related Companies, including The Century in Century City; the Waverly in Santa Monica; the Emerson in Downtown Los Angeles; and The Paramount in San Francisco. The firm also designed special needs housing for Santos Plaza, Los Angeles.



Marmol Radziner’s retail projects include boutiques for Costume National in Los Angeles; Maxfield in Malibu; and Chan Luu in Los Angeles; and the Santa Monica flagship store and Hollywood store for art and design bookstore Hennessey + Ingalls.

Marmol Radziner designed the first retail store location for contemporary clothing line VINCE., on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles, followed by Vince Mercer Street; Vince Prince Street; Vince Women Washington Street; Vince Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut; Vince Melrose; Vince Malibu Country Mart; and Vince San Francisco.

Marmol Radziner also designed retail stores for James Perse in East Hampton, New York, and the Malibu Country Mart.

The firm also designed Oliver Peoples San Francisco and a pop-up shop in East Hampton, New York.[8]


Marmol Radziner designed the offices for the ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day in San Francisco.


The firm’s community-based projects include a Pre-K-12 campus for The Accelerated School, Los Angeles, and a conference Center for TreePeople Center for Community Forestry.

Notable Modern Restorations[edit]

The firm has restored projects by Richard Neutra; Roland Coate; Albert Frey; Buff, Straub, and Hensman; Erle Webster; John Chapman; Harwell Hamilton Harris; Rudolph Schindler; A. Quincy Jones; Thornton Ladd; W. McAllister; Robert Kennard; John Lautner; Cliff May; Raphael Soriano; and E. Stewart Williams. Marmol Radziner is currently serving as the preservation architect on the redevelopment of the Minoru Yamasaki-designed Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles.[9]

Project Built Historic Architect Location Restored
Kaufmann House 1946 Richard Neutra Palm Springs, California 1998
Brown House 1955 Richard Neutra Bel Air, California 1998
Loewy House 1947 Albert Frey Palm Springs, California 2000
Katleman Residence 1963 Buff, Straub & Hensman Beverly Hills, California 2000
Elliot House 1930 R.M. Schindler Los Angeles, California 2001
Garcia House 1962 John Lautner Los Angeles, California 2005
Experimental Ranch 1952 Cliff May Los Angeles, California 2007
Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan 1960 E. Stewart Williams Palm Springs, California 2014

Honors and Awards[edit]

The firm was named Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects, California Council in 2004. 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, California. In 2007, Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner were elevated to the College of the Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. In 2009, Interior Design inducted them into the magazine’s Hall of Fame[10] and Architectural Digest named Marmol Radziner one of its AD100 in 2010,[11] 2012,[12] 2014,[13] and 2016.[14]

Marmol Radziner Furniture[edit]

Marmol Radziner designs and produces furniture collections available for custom order. The firm is licensed to produce Rudolph Michael Schindler's line of furnishings designed for his 1922 Schindler House in West Hollywood.

Marmol Radziner Furniture was included in Restoration Hardware's 2015 launch of RH Modern.[15]


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