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RNL is a global design firm that integrates design thinkers in architecture, landscape, urban and interior design spanning scales, geographies, and disciplines to find elegant solutions to diverse and complex challenges.

Our work seeks to positively transform environments, communities and lives by creating places of great intelligence, meaning and beauty. In our six decades of work, we have proven that the most successful solutions are built on holistic thinking. We believe deeply thoughtful understanding is critical to solving today’s complex challenges, and we combine this insight with aesthetics to create places that are high function and highly beautiful.

With offices in Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Washington D.C., and Abu Dhabi, we balance the broad expertise and international reach of a larger design firm with the personalized service and creativity of a local boutique.

By designing in balance, we create cities that are more livable, buildings and offices that hum with the energy of inspiration, and the vital places between buildings where people can recharge with nature.

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A 60+ Year History

1960

  • Colorado National Bank Addition

    Colorado National Bank Addition

    Completed
  • Kissinger Petroleum

    Kissinger Petroleum

    Completed

1970

  • Mountain Bell Vail Equipment Building & Microwave Tower

    Mountain Bell Vail Equipment Building & Microwave Tower

    Completed
  • Colorado Judicial Heritage Building

    Colorado Judicial Heritage Building

    Completed

1980

  • Rocky Mountain News

    Rocky Mountain News

    Completed
  • First Interstate Bank

    First Interstate Bank

    Completed

1990

  • Longmont Library & Justice Center

    Longmont Library & Justice Center

    Completed
  • Colorado's Ocean Journey

    Colorado's Ocean Journey

    Completed

2000

  • Burj Dubai Master Plan

    Burj Dubai Master Plan

    Completed
  • Spire

    Spire

    Completed

2010

  • NREL Research Support Facility

    NREL Research Support Facility

    Completed
  • LA Metro Division 13 Bus Administration & Maintenance Facility

    LA Metro Division 13 Bus Administration & Maintenance Facility

    Completed

Present

Design Philosophy

Our work and culture is built on a foundational ethos of finding balance in what we do. Whether it is between listening and guiding; leading and collaborating; putting in extra effort and having fun; or applying years of experience and staying on the leading edge, integrated thinking pushes us to:

Span Scales

Design has an impact at every scale, and each decision affects all others.

Collaborate

We are better together. By integrating disciplines and perspectives, cultivating diverse expertise, listening and learning constantly, better ideas emerge.

Be Exemplary

Each problem deserves a deeply thoughtful approach. Compelling, meaningful and extraordinary design comes from personal commitment.

Seek Beauty

Design is the task of making high function highly beautiful – it’s part of all that we do.

Design 2 Thrive

Focusing on healthy life for humans and ecosystems is an imperative in all that we do. It is our responsibility to make the spaces and places we create better as a result.

RNL takes Sustainability to a new level. We aim to thrive, not just sustain. Find out more about our 12 Design2Thrive principles and how we apply them to our projects.

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Washington DC

  • Senior Interior Designer

    Overview

    We have an immediate need for a results-driven, passionate Senior Interior Designer to join our firm in our D.C. area office! This is a great opportunity for an immediate leadership position. This person will be responsible to build our corporate interiors market and studio in the DC area. The position will include business development, building client relationships, and managing/leading all design phases for interior design projects. RNL employees are passionate about what they do and that translates to a culture of high performance and superior client service. We are an Employee owned company that has had an ESOP in place for 30 years.

    Click below for a downloadable PDF of the position description.

    Senior Interior Designer

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    Credentials

    – Bachelor Degree in interior design from a CIDA accredited school or related degree

    – 10-15 years of experience in the corporate interiors industry

    – Track record of winning and delivering high quality projects

    – Existing professional network in the industry

    – Prefer NCIDQ certified and LEED accreditation; willingness and ability to attain accreditation

    – Passion for interior design and corporate interiors

    – Knowledge of building codes

    – Experience with office furniture systems and commercial furniture

    – Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

    – Proficiency in AutoCAD v2014 and Revit. Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch-UP are a benefit

    – Strong knowledge of sustainable design practices,
    demonstrated design sensitivity and LEED accredited

    Responsibilities

    – Identify, pursue and win projects in the DC area to support the firm

    – Develop teaming agreements for project pursuits

    – Lead interview teams

    – Bring high level of sustainable and innovative design to every aspect of practice

    – Plan and implement corporate design standards

    – Coordinate and lead all facets of a project from test fits through construction administration

    – Make decisions on professional design for design or construction projects

    – Coordinate project details with vendors and consultants

    – Proactively manage client relationships while handling multiple competing priorities

    – Oversee successful implementation of our Strategic Plan at the project level

    – Participate in client meetings and manage client relationships on multiple projects

    – Mentor less experienced staff
    – Participate in IIDA or other Interior Design organizations and lead networking and business development

    – Be a visible leader within the firm and the industry

    Applicant Affirmative Action Information

    RNL Design is an EEO/AA Employer, Female/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application and hiring process. If you require reasonable accommodation, please contact RNL at 303-295-1717. RNL participates in E-Verify. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter (indicate salary requirements) and portfolio of experience to: human.resources@rnldesign.com. We invite all applicants to complete and submit with their resume the three Affirmative Action forms found on our website.

  • Administrative/Marketing Assistant

    Overview

    We are presently seeking an Administrative/Marketing Assistant for our Arlington, VA office who possesses outstanding communication and collaboration skills and the ability to oversee multiple projects and deadlines. This is a great opportunity for an experienced team player with well-rounded office skills.

    Credentials
    • 2 to 4 years’ experience in the architecture, engineering, or construction industries preferred.
    • An excellent working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, InDesign, Photoshop, and PowerPoint is required. A computer skills test may be administered.
    • Some experience with graphic design and layout preferred.
    • Experience in the compilation of proposals in response to RFPs, specifically in Adobe InDesign, and knowledge of SF330 forms is a plus.
    • Excellent writing and communication skills are desirable.
    • Extremely organized and flexible; able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Bachelor Degree strongly preferred.
    • The ideal candidate is a quick learner, self-starter, team player, and capable of working with a variety of personalities and professional styles.
    Responsibilities
    • Provide Administrative Support to Principals, Studio Leaders and Team Members as needed:
      • Office management, event and meeting coordination
      • Reception desk functions with minimal telephone answering
      • Industry event registration and licensure application monitoring
      • Travel planning, coordination, and monitoring
      • Prepare contracts using MS Word and AIA Document Software
    • Provide Marketing Support as needed:
      • Preparation of Statements of Qualifications, Proposals, and Interview Materials
      • Coordinate/Communicate activities with Marketing Coordinators and Managers in other offices
      • Update and keep current Marketing Collateral (Resumes; Project Sheets; Brochures; Photography)
      • Update company website

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    Admin/Marketing Assistant

    Applicant Affirmative Action Information

    RNL Design is an EEO/AA Employer, Female/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application and hiring process. If you require reasonable accommodation, please contact RNL at 303-295-1717. RNL participates in E-Verify. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter (indicate salary requirements) and portfolio of experience to: human.resources@rnldesign.com. We invite all applicants to complete and submit with their resume the three Affirmative Action forms found on our website.

Denver (HQ)

  • Summer Architectural Interns

    Overview

    We have an immediate need for two (2) results-driven, passionate Summer Architectural Interns to join our Private and Public Architecture Studios in our Denver office.  The Summer Architectural Interns will perform a variety of assignments under the supervision of a Studio Leader or other professionals in our Denver office in order to gain working knowledge of the Architecture profession as a whole as well as specific to RNL’s global practice.  This is a Full Time, Temporary position lasting June through August 2017.

    Resumes without portfolios or with links to websites will not be considered.  Submission deadline is March 31, 2017.

    Selection of the Summer Architectural Intern will be based on portfolio and resume review followed by a phone interview for the selected candidate.

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    Summer Architectural Interns

    Credentials
    • Strong portfolio (pdf format, less than 10 MB)
    • Interest in Sustainable Design which must be reflected in your resume and portfolio
    • Strong 3D visualization skills utilizing various software (Rhino, 3DSMAX)
    • A diligent and self-directed personality.
    Responsibilities
    • Must be enrolled in a professional undergraduate or graduate degree architectural program from an accredited school and on track to graduate within 16 months of the Internship.
    • Strong portfolio showing a rigorous design process and outstanding graphics that communicate thoughtful design solutions.
    • Demonstrate an ability to:
      • Create three-dimensional building information modeling and two-dimensional documents using various software
      • Participate in the design process and be able to work as part of a team.
      • Develop presentation graphics for a variety of uses
      • Understanding of Revit and Adobe products
    • Prior work experience in a professional architectural firm required.
    Applicant Affirmative Action Information

    RNL Design is an EEO/AA Employer, Female/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application and hiring process. If you require reasonable accommodation, please contact RNL at 303-295-1717. RNL participates in E-Verify. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter (indicate salary requirements) and portfolio of experience to: human.resources@rnldesign.com. We invite all applicants to complete and submit with their resume the three Affirmative Action forms found on our website.

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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