Wilshire Grand Wins AIA 2017 Building Team of the Year Award

November 06, 2017

RELM shared the Broad Auditorium stage at the AIA Los Angeles design awards in recognition for our work on Wilshire Grand, recognized as 'Building Team of the Year.'



Ivy Station Breaks Ground

October 04, 2017

Culver City is on the make, surpassing its formidable evolution over the past decade.  Seminal projects are coming online including Ivy Station, a 5-acre mixed use project in the heart of downtown.  A linear urban park will connect a new Metro station with the project’s vast offerings—a boutique hotel, mid-rise residential, office, and multiple retail shops to create a mini-village.



South LA's New Village

October 04, 2017

One of the largest building projects ever undertaken by USC, the new $700-million Village campus houses eight residential colleges, a conference center, a Trader Joes, a mobility hub, and an array of retail shops.  RELM incorporated USC’s ornate Italian brickwork and paving patterns throughout the hardscape, softening the environment with bosques of camphor of trees, a central water feature, and several verdant gathering nodes.  The Village demonstrates USC’s desire to improve the quality of space and economy in South Los Angeles.

'Intellectual Capital Makes Great Cities'

October 04, 2017

‘Without a center or centers of ‘intellectual capital’ that is actively engaged in understanding and helping to navigate the multiple factors shaping regional futures BIG cities cannot become GREAT cities.’

– Mary Walshok, Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs and Dean of Extension at the University of California San Diego.


LA's Metropolis

October 04, 2017

Metropolis, one of the largest private development projects in Los Angeles’ history, has opened the first of its four residential towers as well as a marquee new hotel, Hotel Indigo.  RELM designed a signature amenity deck for Tower 1, graphically expressed through 4 over scaled elliptical planting beds, a glass parapet framing views of the 110 freeway, and an infinity edge pool and the complex’s arrival motorcourt.

Street address: Wilshire Grand redefines the city’s skyline as the tallest building west of Chicago. 

October 04, 2017

RELM’s high-sierra inspired landscape provides guests multiple viewing platforms to enjoy urban nature along and within the building’s prominent address at 7th Street and Figueroa.


Beverly Hills Oasis

June 01, 2017

RELM designed a 1.5-acre estate landscape for residents of a luxury, Beverly Hills residential high-rise, Ten Thousand Santa Moncia.  The park, sitting atop a large podium, encourages guests to immerse themselves in a Southern California landscape reminiscent of the city’s surrounding estates and social clubs.


From Model T to new music headquarters for Warner Music Group, a DTLA factory has new life

October 10, 2016

7th and Santa Fe, the site of the former Model T Ford Factory, will house the next generation of industry and cultural influence when Warner Music Group moves into LA's burgouning Arts District early 2018.


A nod for Glendale's cap

October 10, 2016

One of Los Angeles’ proposed freeway cap parks – Space 134 in Glendale--takes Merit award in planning at ASLA  SoCal’s bi-annual design awards. Located atop SR-134, the park will connect the City’s civic, cultural, retail, and business core with Glendale’s residential neighborhoods currently bisected by the highway. If realized, the cap park will literally unify one of Los Angeles county’s largest cities with its commercial and residential centers.


Top billings for Marsh Park

October 10, 2016

Melendrez wins top honors at ASLA’s SoCal Design Awards for Marsh Park, a former glass factory turned park.  A robust yet compact footprint uses native ecology to create a vibrant green space inclusive of an arroyo and river marsh system used to treat urban run off before pollutants enter the river ecology. Though discrete, the landscape renders a vibrant environment connecting visitors to bike ways and the Los Angeles River,  transforming a derelict site into a prized neighborhood park space and access point.