Ideas

From Landscape To Landmark

"From landscape to landmark,' the guiding vision behind UC Davis' new Aggie Square in Sacramento, aiming to spur economic growth by encouraging cross-disciplinary collaborations between life sciences, food systems, mobility, government, civic technology, arts, and communications.

Culver City Get Ready — Ivy Station Is Advancing

RELM is pleased to share updated construction progress of our large TOC project in Culver City, Ivy Station. The raised planters that define the main plaza are being installed and the first of the large specimen trees have been delivered. This transit-adjacent, mixed-use development is set to open in the Fall of 2020.

Affordable Projects Seek 57M in Federal Funding

One of several important affordable housing projects in the works for East Hollywood, the Santa Monica + Vermont development will wrap the Metro Redline Station of the same name. RELM's collaboration with Little Tokyo Service Center, Metro and Koning Eizenberg Architecture will deliver community rooms, social services, neighborhood-serving retail to anchor and activate an expanded public transit plaza.

NNRH Daycare Facility

The NNRH Daycare Facility in Sacramento, CA, a companion project to the New Natural Resources Agency Headquarters, creates a series of outdoor rooms for the children to explore an abstraction of the river delta landscape that defines Sacramento.

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Pereira's Glendale Office Tower Gets a Makeover

RELM's newly designed public plaza at 800 N Brand plays an important role in expanding the Glendale's urban realm. Our concept reorganizes the plaza as a series of distinct garden areas defined by a landscape armature underneath an expansive tree canopy.

New Visions for Sacramento's River District

RELM has been tremendously fortunate over the last several weeks. We were notified that our team was selected by DGS for the 1,250,000 SF Richards Boulevard Office Complex in Sacramento's River District. This culminates a great 6-month collaboration with ZGF Architects and Hensel Phelps.

Leaning In

RELM's first offsite leadership retreat defining our 2020 roadmap and beyond. Our leadership team took a day off to articulate passions, how we work, and ambitions for the near year.

Trammel Crow, MTA Team Up on $1B Mixed-Use Project in NoHo

It is difficult to overstate how much of a game-changer this project is for North Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley.

Thanksgiving Dress Rehearsal

Our studio precursor to Thursday's national celebration. Brace yourself for the afternoon tryptophan coma.

ConRAC Breaks Ground

The Consolidated Car Rental Facility (ConRAC) project at LAX broke ground yesterday. The project is of particular importance to the city as it sets in motion opportunity for future development at the Eastern terminus of the LAX Gateway. Additionally, it provides reinforcement of the streetscape along La Cienega Boulevard and will connect to the tram taking passengers into the terminal area at APM Plaza.

Intrepid. Fierce. Promoted.

RELM is proud to announce the promotion of several staff members, the first inaugural class of promotions since our studio rebrand in January 2017. Our studio's ascent is testament to their valued contributions and commitment to practice. Congratulations to all.

Chad Krenzke, Associate
John Harper, Associate
Matthew Tanicello, Senior Landscape Designer
Sally Reynolds, Senior Associate
Luning Li, Associate
David Christensen, Senior Associate

RELM Celebrates another LAUSD win with CO Architects + Bernards

RELM, in collaboration with CO Architects and Bernards has won the LAUSD Ascot Elementary design competition. We are thrilled our landscape will reintroduce urban nature in a meaningful way in this South Los Angeles neighborhood. Blacktop will soon be replaced with trees, understory planting, turf playing fields, and sports courts.

Urban Wild

Yesterday, while attending the City Parks Alliance Conference in Denver, we got to tour SPREE's (South Platte River Environmental Education) summer camp in action. Run by the Greenway Foundation for over 40 years, the non-profit introduces tens of thousands of children to the South Platte River, developing awareness and connection to urban rivers via excursions, weekend events, and summer camps.

RELM Takes To The Rink

Throwback or come back? RELM's summer outing at Moonlight Roll proved roller skating is alive and well. The 20-somethings showed the 40-somethings how it's done. So much FUN!!!

Welcome Ladies

RELM is pleased to welcome three formidable interns this summer: Yun Wang (University of Pennsylvania), Wanxing Lin (University of Southern California), and Yu Cheng (University of Virginia). Each brings with her a compelling repertoire of visual intelligence, wit, and humor. Three weeks in, and they are already contributing mightily to project work and studio culture.