sustainability

A Streetcar Named OC

A Streetcar Named OC

Over the past several months, we’ve been working with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) on the conceptual stop design for a streetcar system that will transform the community and small-business landscape of Santa Ana and Garden Grove in Southern California. In a way, it’s like a revival of the old streetcar that ran from LA to downtown Santa Ana—but in a new era of transportation!

60 Years of Sustainability

60 Years of Sustainability

At RNL, sustainability is a key part of our identity. ‘Design to thrive’ is more than just a slogan at RNL; it’s our entire design philosophy. Two recent projects that really exemplify that philosophy are the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)’s Division 13 Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility in Los Angeles and the new Denver Water Campus. Here’s a little more about what makes them so special...

Making It Personal: Design For One Earth Becomes Design 2 Thrive

Making It Personal: Design For One Earth Becomes Design 2 Thrive

In 2010, RNL published ‘Design For One Earth’, a call to action internally and to the broader A&D community to consider the simple, yet crucial question: What would it take to live within the natural resource capacity of one earth? Since that time, the nature and meaning of sustainable design have evolved. Three key trends, however, have emerged as game-changers for planning and design...