Architecture Firm RDC Promotes Exec To Senior Principal; Expert on Retail and Hospitality Design
Jackson Thilenius, AIA, Promoted to Senior Principal, Leading RDC’s Hospitality and Interiors Practice
Architecture, planning, and interiors firm, RDC 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 IHG.
“Jackson 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”
A 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.
“The 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 investments.”
“Our 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.”
Some of the RDC Interior Design Team’s recently opened work includes:
- Confluence Park at Valencia, CA for FivePoint: 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: 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: 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.
For more information on RDC’s Hospitality & Interiors practice, or to schedule a consultation with Jackson Thilenius, visit https://rdcollaborative.com.
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.