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ADC Lecture Series: Mark Rios, FAIA, FASLA

April 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

As part of the Architecture and Design Collection Lecture Series, UCSB’s Art, Design, & Architecture Museum presents a lecture by Mark Rios, FAIA, FASLA.  A fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects, Rios has long seen those two disciplines as inseparable.  He founded Rios Associates (now Rios Clementi Hale Studios) in 1985 with a singular vision: to imagine, design, and build complete environments.  Under his leadership, the firm quickly developed an international reputation for its groundbreaking multidisciplinary approach to all its commissions.  Rios’ eclectic interests and ability to see things from multiple perspectives propelled the firm beyond the borders of architecture and landscape architecture to incorporate interior design, graphic design, product design, branding, and urban planning.  He created an environment where colleagues were free to draw from any number of design influences.  Every project that bears the firm’s stamp traces its lineage to Rios’ innate curiosity.  His fascination with the interrelationships among design disciplines is most prominently on display in projects such as Grand Park, The California Endowment, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, and Mark Taper Forum, all in Los Angeles.