El Segundo, CA
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Rockefeller Partners Architects formed in 2002, uniting the diverse and complimentary experiences of Rocky Rockefeller, AIA, Brian Pera, and Christopher Kempel, AIA. The partner’s unique backgrounds allow rPA to provide comprehensive architectural services, from conceptual design and strategic planning to construction administration and post- occupancy evaluation.
Rockefeller Partners Architects has earned a reputation, both individually and collectively, that is attained only after making an earnest com- mitment to their projects from concept through construction. While the firm has demonstrated an ability to manage large projects with respect to schedule, budget, construction techniques and specifications, Rockefeller Partners Architects are especially interested in refining or rather defining, the smallest details wherein the ultimate success of every project lies.
At any given time the partners and their team of multi-talented designers are managing a number of compelling projects, including highly detailed custom residential projects, historic adaptive reuse developments, complex critical services facilities and refined commercial interiors, all of which are rooted in the firm’s desire to create architecture that reflects the spirit of the region while pursuing sustainable goals. The success of these projects lies in part with the collaborative spirit shared by clients and professional peers as well as the firm’s commitment to buildings and interiors that balance the simplicity expressed in mod- ernism with provocative natural materials and contemporary technologies.
Taking their cues from the modern vernacular and distinctive Southern California landscape, Rockefeller Partners Architects look for balance between sublime simplicity and pragmatic functionalism. By applying a consistent methodology to all projects they find that balance achiev- able, in part due to the spirited collaborations fostered with their clients and professional peers.
Since forming, rPA has successfully completed a number of challenging projects and been recognized in national publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Coastal Living, California Homes, Dwell Online, and Details Magazine.
Our design philosophy is bound by a collaborative spirit, a commitment to the principles of modern architecture – volume, balanced composition, and simplicity – with deep respect for exceptional craftsmanship.