Leo Marmol, FAIA and Ron Radziner, FAIA teamed up to establish Los Angeles-based design/build firm Marmol Radziner in 1989. They quickly garnered a reputation for their innovative design, understanding of construction, and rigorous attention to detail. Taking on the role of the traditional “master builder,” their practice has since expanded to include architects, interior and landscape designers, metal fabricators, carpenters, furniture and cabinet-makers, and construction crew, allowing them to holistically conceive and meticulously realize their designs. Their love for the process of building and the essence of materials has led to new forays into prefabricated buildings and jewelry. The firm’s unique practice and commitment to design excellence was rewarded with the American Institute of Architects California Council’s 2004 Firm of the Year Award.