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Marmol Radziner
Los Angeles

Established in 1989, Marmol Radziner is an award-winning California-based architecture and construction design-build firm that integrates architectural design with a full range of construction services, including residential and commercial landscape architecture.

Founded in 1989 by Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner, Marmol Radziner is a collaboration between Ron Radziner (design principal) and Leo Marmol (managing principal). Stephanie Hobbs, Chris Shanley and Nicole Starr are the senior associates, along with associates Jimmy Dunne, Matt Jackson, Erika Montes and Brad Williams. The staff also includes general contractors, cabinet-makers, metal fabricators and site supervisors.

Marmol Radziner views landscape design as an integral part of the firm's architecture practice, allowing building and site to become an expression of a singular vision. Amy Rice, BLA (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo) directs the Landscape Studio.

Marmol Radziner's organic and modern approach to landscape design creates minimalist designs with well-edited plant lists, blocks of color and texture and outdoor rooms. Whenever possible, the firm incorporate native plants and drought-resistant varieties. Elements and materials are exposed, and glass walls extend indoor living areas into the landscape. By filling spaces with light and blurring boundaries between indoor and outdoor areas, the firm creates a reverential connection to the natural world. Since 2005, the American Society of Landscape Architects has recognized the firm's landscape department with prestigious national and local awards for residential projects.



Lilac Drive Residence, Romero Canyon, Montecito, Calif.


The Lilac Drive residence is situated at the base of the Romero Canyon Trailhead between the town of Montecito to the south and the Santa Ynez Mountains to the north. The site's ample sunlight, gentle topography, groves of old-growth trees, and natural stream encapsulate the character of the region. The homeowners envisioned a vacation home that would preserve the site's character, bring the outdoors in and maximize the opportunities for outdoor living. The firm's architects and landscape architects worked collaboratively to integrate the new structure into the site. Careful planning resulting in a terraced home with garden spaces that preserve the site's subtle slope and mature trees; green roofs and permeable materials maintain the existing hydrological patterns.

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Scottsdale, Arizona Residence


The site is located in a low-density development north of Scottsdale between Pinnacle Peak Park and the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The land, once at risk for encroaching commercial development, was converted to a combination of parkland and low-density housing through the efforts of local residents. Containing important habitat for Sonoran plants and wildlife, as well as the now-preserved uninhibited views of the desert landscape, the site called for a home design that was visually and ecologically integrated. Working collaboratively as architects and landscape architects, the final solution introduces a series of separate, terraced architectural volumes connected by bridges that allowed the mature trees and streams to remain in place. Local stone used on the house facade and site walls allow the structure to recede into the horizon, while subtle plantings of desert shrubs and wildflowers integrate it seamlessly into the surrounding desert landscape.

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Summitridge Residence, Beverly Hills, Calif.


For this home in Beverly Hills, Marmol Radziner developed a scheme that integrates the home and landscape into the existing topography, while maximizing useable interior and exterior space. The design is a series of box-like volumes that cascade down the hill and nestle into the earth and create garden space in the form of courtyard walls for privacy, with rooftops that double as both outdoors lounges and green garden space. Sculptural plants, based on a palette of natives and succulents, meet the client's wish for a low water, low-maintenance bold garden that complements the modern architecture. Marmol Radziner served as the landscape architect of record and provided design, permitting and construction documentation.

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Annapolis, Maryland Residence


The Annapolis residence is on a large lakefront property with views of the water from the indoor and outdoor living spaces. The site is populated with many mature existing trees, allowing the home to be nestled into the garden and providing separation from neighboring properties. The home is designed to embrace the garden spaces in nearly every direction, maximizing visual connections and relationships to outdoor living spaces used in the warmer months of the year. The plantings in the garden are predominantly native species, with expansive lawn areas to keep views of the home open and allow for flexible play and event space. A planted water feature against the home's facade of natural stone material enhances the experience of the home being set into and connected with the garden.

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Schroeder Court Residence, Truckee, California


Set in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Schroeder Court residence blends into the native landscape in the building form, materials and planting design. The homeowner desired a vacation home that promotes indoor and outdoor living with a light footprint on the landscape. A material palette of natural wood and stone allows the building to blend in with the mature pines and mountains beyond. The plantings, structured near the home, become wilder as they extend out into the native landscape beyond the property.

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As seen in LASN magazine, October 2017, Firms.








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