Award-winning architect and design firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios designs with a singular vision: to imagine and create complete environments. Partners Mark Rios, Julie Smith-Clementi, Frank Clementi, Bob Hale and Mark Motonaga are formally trained in both architecture and landscape architecture. Mark Rios was the founding principal of Rios Associates in 1985, propelling colleagues to incorporate interior design, graphic design, product design, branding, and urban planning. The firm developed an international reputation for this multi-platform approach to commissions, and was renamed Rios Clementi Hale Studios in 2003 to acknowledge the collaborative mission.
The firm’s client list is as diverse as the services it provides. It includes entertainment studios, commercial developers, cultural and educational institutions, city agencies, retail and restaurant establishments, and private individuals. Rios Clementi Hale Studios’ fascination with the interrelationships among design disciplines is most prominently on display in projects such as Tysons Corner Center, Grand Park, The California Endowment and Mark Taper Forum.