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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.

Los Angeles

  • Pacific Region Transit Director

    Overview

    We have an immediate need for an entrepreneurial, creative, and energetic person for the firm’s transit and public works market to be the Pacific Region Transit Director. The ideal candidate is comfortable interacting with clients, preparing and leading interviews, collaborating on project pursuits, and consistently exceeding clients’ expectations. A strong commitment to collaboration is a top priority. This is an opportunity to become an integral part of our innovative, national team; working to expand what is already one of the most respected practices in the U.S. While a significant portion of the work will be based in Southern California, travel will be required throughout the Pacific Region.

    RNL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a professional and collegial culture. RNL employees are passionate about what they do and that translates to a culture of high performance and superior client service.

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    Credentials

    Desired Requirements:

    • 10-15 years of experience in transit/public works industry.
    • Record of accomplishment of winning and delivering high quality projects.
    • Existing professional network in the transit and public works industry.
    • Bachelor or Master Degree in Architecture/Engineering/or Planning from an accredited university.
    • Licensed Architect, Engineer, or Planner desired.
    • Proven previous relevant experience (including bus and rail facilities, transit and passenger stations, and public works facilities).
    • Passion for transit/civic architecture and public spaces.
    • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
    • General knowledge of BIM and management software.
    • Strong knowledge of sustainable design practices, demonstrated design sensitivity and LEED accredited.

    Desirable Personal Attributes:

    • A person who wants to make a difference
    • Results oriented
    • A Motivator
    • Personable / Collegial
    • Proven Leader/Team Builder/Mentor
    • Strong Manager
    • Results-driven and Collaborative
    • Well-Organized
    • A person who can have fun and inspires others to have fun also
    • High level of emotional intelligence
    • Passion for client service and a high-performance culture
    • Ability to earn respect and trust of the employees and clients
    Responsibilities
    • Participation in APTA, CTA, APWA, and other transit/public works-related associations.
    • Mentoring
    • Contribute to the successful implementation of the firm’s Strategic Plan
    • Responsible for identifying the project staff needs
    • Bring project schedules, budgets, and scope of work to successful completion
    • Bring high level of sustainable and innovative design to every aspect of practice
    • Bring in work to support the firm
    • Lead interview teams
    • Develop teaming agreements for project pursuits
    • Identify, pursue, and win transit/public works projects in the Pacific Region
    • 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.

Denver (HQ)

  • Lighting Design Intern 1

    Overview

    Are you a a recent graduate focused on Lighting Design?  Do you have a passion for sustainability, daylighting and human-centric designs?  Are you seeking an exciting job opportunity where you can experience the field of lighting design within a collaborative multidisciplinary environment?  Did you know that Denver has 300 days of sunshine annually?

    RNL’s Denver office is currently seeking an entry level lighting designer with 0-3 years experience to work with our award winning Lighting Design group.  The candidate would be responsible for working on lighting designs, daylight simulations and sustainability aspects of design.  Project types consist of commercial, higher education, residential, civic and hospitality projects on the local, national and international scale.  The preferred candidate will be a self-starter that enjoys working collaboratively alongside other creative minds.

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    Credentials
    • Four Degree in Architectural Engineering or Design with a focus on Illumination
    • Proficient with Revit and AutoCAD
    • Experienced with AGI 32 photometric software
    • Experience with energy codes and life cycle costing a plus
    • Familiarity with LEED & WELL Building standards
    • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suites, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
    • Familiarity with manufacturers, products and lamp systems would be preferred
    Responsibilities
    • Receives guidance and supervision from Sr. Designer regarding design issues
    • Interprets, organizes, executes and coordinates lighting design assignments with limited supervision
    • Implements fundamentals of Strategic Plan at a project level
    • Responsible for project specifications
    • Coordinates with engineers and architectural design team
    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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