Ron Radziner, FAIA is the design principal of Marmol Radziner, a design-build firm he established with his business partner Leo Marmol, FAIA in West Los Angeles in 1989. Ron leads the design of each project, always with an eye toward unifying interior and exterior spaces and bringing people closer to nature. The firm’s work includes residences, retail boutiques, schools, and childcare centers, in addition to renovation and restoration of works by California’s modern master architects, including Richard Neutra, R. M. Schindler, and John Lautner. Community projects include affordable green housing for the Mountain View Mobile Home Park in Santa Monica, 39 West Special Needs Housing for mentally disabled adults, and Santos Plaza housing for homeless adults with mental illness.
Over the last 20 years, the firm has grown to offer a range of services, including landscape design, interior design, and prefabricated homes. Marmol Radziner Prefab is considered a national leader in the use of modular prefab construction techniques for residential projects. Ron also leads design of the firm’s furniture and jewelry lines, which are produced under his direction at the Marmol Radziner shops in Vernon, California. For his professional work, Ron was elevated to the Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2007 and inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2009.
Anna Hill is the Coordinator for Community Outreach and Neighborhood Parks for Toronto Park People. Formerly a Senior Associate at Marmol Radziner in Los Angeles, Anna now lives in Toronto where she works to activate parks and public space. While at Marmol Radziner, Anna contributed to the programming and design phases of various community projects including the Accelerated School of South Central Los Angeles, the First Flight Childcare Center for the Los Angeles World Airport and the TreePeople Center for Environmental Learning. She was also the project manager for the design and construction of the San Francisco office of TBWA/Chiat/Day.
Since moving to Toronto in 2006, Anna has been involved in various community development initiatives including Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park, the Trinity Bellwoods Greenhouse, Bellwoods Play School, and the Sowers and Growers Club of Givins Shaw Primary School. Anna continues to collaborate with Marmol Radziner on public space advocacy projects.