Jackson Thilenius, AIA, Promoted to Senior Principal, Leading RDC’s Hospitality and Interiors Practice

Jackson Thilenius

LOS ANGELES – Architecture, planning, and interiors firm, RDC <https://rdcollaborative.com/> has promoted Jackson

Thilenius, AIA, to the position of Senior Principal, Hospitality and Interiors.


Thilenius runs an international practice that provides integrated services of

Interior Design, Branding, and Procurement services. RDC’s Interior Design team

delivers award-winning work to prominent hospitality, workplace, retail, and

residential brands including Hilton, Equinox, Marriott, Starwood, Pacifica

Hotels, FivePoint, Avalon Bay Communities, CIM, LaserFiche, Skanska, and



Thilenius and the RDC Interior Design team provide our clients with the

advantages of integrated services and international perspective,” said RDC’s

CEO Brad Williams, AIA.  “Jackson has led the expansion of RDC’s

hospitality and interior design practice and facilitated greater collaboration

between all RDC office locations, boosting capabilities that add value for our

clients and result in excellent design and delivery of services”


licensed architect with more than 30 years of design experience, Thilenius has

created a broad range of award-winning projects located around the world. His

diverse and extensive portfolio includes hospitality design, branding, adaptive

reuse, historic preservation, urban planning, public art installation, set

design, interior design, residential design, and bar & restaurant design.

He has led projects all over the U.S. as well as in Hong Kong, Manila, China,

Porto, Panama, England, Costa Rica, Trinidad, Italy, and Spain.


common thread of hospitality is within all of the typologies that we touch,” said

Thilenius. “Brand integration and narrative-driven designs that support

impactful messaging are essential to the lasting success of our clients and their



team excels in creating memorable destinations, utilizing the tools of

creativity and storytelling to personalize and differentiate the user

experience,” he continues. “We have the great advantage of leveraging our

extensive hospitality and branding background to create innovative designs that

speak to the guest journey and customer interface.”


of the RDC Interior Design Team’s recently opened work includes:

·     Confluence Park at

Valencia, CA for FivePoint <https://rdcollaborative.com/confluence-park-at-valencia/>: Interior Design and

Procurement services for a new club house, pool and community garden, a natural

space that provides luxurious comfort, respite and delight for residents and

formal event capabilities. Honored by the AIA OC, the award jury commented:

“Nice play with volume, light, and space and the connection of interiors

to landscape is well done.”

·     LaserFiche Corporate

Headquarters, Long Beach, CA <https://rdcollaborative.com/laserfiche/>: RDC designed

state-of-the-art interiors for the firm’s new construction headquarters

building that reflects the company’s vision of reimagining how technology can

transform lives. Created during the global pandemic, the interior architecture

is sustainable, flexible and efficient. The interior space encourages a spirit

of collaboration through a shared workspace dedicated to a common purpose,

addressing the many ways team members work today, with areas designated for

groups or individuals. Spaces are also optimized to simplify communication

between people working in the office with those working remotely. The first

floor’s common area is designed to hold company-wide events, including an

indoor-outdoor cafeteria.

·     The Tin Building, New

York City <https://rdcollaborative.com/2022/10/19/rdc-procurement-helps-bring-the-tin-building-to-life/>: RDC’s design and procurement team provided

services to transform the iconic Tin Building, a market and culinary collective

that opened in September in New York City. RDC worked in collaboration with

property owner The Howard Hughes Corporation and Cada Design to source and

deliver on-brand interior components on schedule.

Thilenius holds a master’s degree in architecture from the Georgia

Institute of Technology, where he has also served as a freehand drawing

instructor and design critic. He teaches oil painting from his private studio

and bridges the gap between art and architecture for every project with which

he engages.


more information on RDC’s Hospitality & Interiors practice, or to schedule

a consultation with Jackson Thilenius, visit https://rdcollaborative.com <https://rdcollaborative.com/>.

About RDC

Founded in 1979, RDC is a full-service, award-winning

architecture firm dedicated to making everyday places extraordinary. Practice

areas include interior design, branding, hospitality, retail, entertainment,

workplace, residential, and procurement. Headquartered in Long Beach, CA, the

firm has 175 staff members and offices located in Washington DC, Northwest

Arkansas, and San Diego CA. For more information, visit: www.rdcollaborative.com <http://www.rdcollaborative.com/>.

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