RNL is a leading international architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and interior design practice focused on creating better design at every scale.

As a tightly integrated collection of design thinkers spanning scales, geographies and disciplines, we balance insight and aesthetics to solve complex problems and find vibrant, meaningful, high-performing solutions.

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Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design

Sustainability is at the core of everything we create at RNL.

Sustainability has become personal, from the office workstation to the bus stop to the community power plant. The core definition of sustainability is no longer enough to meet the demands of our communities. We think we can do better – and not just for our environment, but for people. We believe that guided by the right values and driven by a commitment to development new solutions, the future can be brighter. We, as people and as communities, can grow stronger and bounce back more quickly after challenges. We believe we can all thrive.

No matter what size or scope of project, our 12 Design2Thrive principles guide our goal-setting, design values and collaborative approach. From net zero energy to beauty, land balance to resilience, read about these principles on our Design2Thrive blog and learn how we can set you, your company, and your community up to thrive.

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Meet our team

Ed Carfagno


Associate Principal
Los Angeles Office

Ed Carfagno is an Associate Principal and brings more than 40 years of architectural project management, programming and master planning experience to the RNL team.

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Christie Ellender


Interior Designer

Leveraging both her design expertise and some serious Southern charm, Christie Ellender is adept at building lasting client relationships, and fostering cohesive project teams that result in memorable spaces and places.

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At RNL, we balance listening with guiding, learning with leading, performance with aesthetics, and work with life.

Collaborating in an interdisciplinary manner means everyone has to pitch in to achieve a result larger than any single effort. Learn more about our work and our team and join us in making great places.

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