About us

Principle Centered Design.

For over 25 years the multi-disciplinary team at RSM Design has created award-winning graphic connections with architecture. Our studios have collaborated with some of the world’s most noted architects, developers, and institutions to seamlessly combine branding, wayfinding, art, and graphics into the built environment. The designs span the spectrums of locations, scales, project types, and cultures to create unique experiences through the lens of environmental graphics. RSM Design is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and is certified nationally by the National Women Business Owners Corporation.

Design Principles

Meet our Team.

Headshot of RSM design team member Suzanne Redmond Schwartz in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Suzanne Redmond Schwartz in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Suzanne Redmond Schwartz in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Suzanne Redmond Schwartz in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Max Mcilwee in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Max Mcilwee in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Max Mcilwee in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Max Mcilwee in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Tatiana Maldonado in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Tatiana Maldonado in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Tatiana Maldonado in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Tatiana Maldonado in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Susan Burckle in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Susan Burckle in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Susan Burckle in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Susan Burckle in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Martin Schwartz in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Martin Schwartz in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Martin Schwartz in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Martin Schwartz in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Stephanie Wills in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Stephanie Wills in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Stephanie Wills in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Stephanie Wills in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Laura Escarcega in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Laura Escarcega in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Laura Escarcega in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Laura Escarcega in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Kyle Richter in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Kyle Richter in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Kyle Richter in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Kyle Richter in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member KK Closuit in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member KK Closuit in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member KK Closuit in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member KK Closuit in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Zach Burson in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Zach Burson in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Zach Burson in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Zach Burson in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Kate Gilman in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Kate Gilman in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Kate Gilman in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Kate Gilman in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Jeff Hertzler in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Jeff Hertzler in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Jeff Hertzler in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Jeff Hertzler in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Maxwell Helm in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Maxwell Helm in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Maxwell Helm in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Maxwell Helm in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Harry Mark in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Harry Mark in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Harry Mark in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Harry Mark in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Emily Boelsems in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Emily Boelsems in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Emily Boelsems in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Emily Boelsems in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Susan Clark in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Susan Clark in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Susan Clark in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Susan Clark in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Eloisa Ortiz in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Eloisa Ortiz in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Eloisa Ortiz in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Eloisa Ortiz in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Eddie Sayers in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Eddie Sayers in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Eddie Sayers in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Eddie Sayers in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Cory Clinton in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Cory Clinton in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Cory Clinton in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Cory Clinton in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Sydney Patterson in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Sydney Patterson in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Sydney Patterson in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Sydney Patterson in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Christy Montgomery in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Christy Montgomery in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Christy Montgomery in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Christy Montgomery in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Carly Zembrodt in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Carly Zembrodt in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Carly Zembrodt in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Carly Zembrodt in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Will Heinze in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Will Heinze in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Will Heinze in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Will Heinze in black and white.
Headshot of RSM design team member Sue Tunstall in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Sue Tunstall in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Sue Tunstall in black and white.Headshot of RSM design team member Sue Tunstall in black and white.
Meet Our Team

Decades of design.

RSM Design’s three founding members: (from left to right) Suzanne, Martin, and Harry.

Working out of their garage apartment, Suzanne and Martin began the San Clemente studio in 1997 with one project from Walt Disney Imagineering. A nice project to begin with, but one that rapidly needed additional team members. Joined shortly by Harry, Stephanie and Cody, the team quickly grew in its collaborative spirit. That collaboration formally established Redmond Schwartz Mark Design in 1999 by merging with Harry’s architectural practice in Dallas… beginning two decades of working at the intersection of graphics and architecture.

In 1999, the studio moved out of the garage apartment and purchased the San Clemente design studio. This location was the first building designed by Korean architect Richard Y. Lim, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright. Lim’s wife worked as a seamstress for the Wright family to pay for the internship at Taliesin West. Built in 1948, the structure was the first modernist building in San Clemente.

Our Story

Clients & Collaborators.

Corporate
& Workplace

  • Alexandria Real Estate
  • Chemonics International
  • Crow Family Holdings
  • Hillwood
  • Hines
  • Irvine Company
  • Ivanhóe Cambridge
  • Pizza Hut / Yum International
  • Rosewood Property Company
  • State Farm Insurance

Retail & Entertainment

  • Aldar Properties
  • Brookfield Properties
  • Caruso Affiliated
  • Dacra Development
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Emaar Development
  • The Festival Companies
  • L Catterton Read Estate
  • Macerich
  • Madison Marquette
  • Majid Al Futtaim Group
  • National Geographic Encounter
  • Nike
  • Portafolio Inmobiliario
  • The Related Group
  • Seritage Growth Properties
  • Simon Property Group
  • Sonae Sierra
  • Taubman
  • Triple Five
  • Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
  • Walt Disney Imagineering

Arts
& Culture

  • American Institute of Architects
  • Balboa Park Conservancy
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Buddy Holly Performing Arts
  • Crow Collection of Asian Arts
  • Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
  • El Paso Children’s Museum
  • Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
  • Museo Miraflores
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation

Hospitality

  • Aman Resorts
  • Andaz Hotels by Hyatt
  • Caesars Palace Entertainment
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  • Hyatt Corporation
  • Intercontinental Hotels
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
  • Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • One & Only Resorts
  • Ritz Carlton Resorts
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises
  • St. Regis Hotels
  • The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
  • Viceroy Hotels & Resorts
  • Virgin Hotels
  • Walt Disney Hospitality

Healthcare

  • Baylor Scott & White
  • Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Memorial Hermann Health System
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
  • St. Joseph Healthcare
  • Texas Medical Center

Architecture
& Landscape

  • Arquitectonica
  • Beyer Blinder Belle
  • Belzberg Architects
  • Benoy
  • Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
  • Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Elkus Manfredi Architects
  • Gensler
  • Jerde
  • Lake Flato Architects
  • NBBJ
  • Nelson Byrd Woltz
  • OLIN
  • Olson Kundig Architects
  • OMA
  • Safdie Rabines Architects
  • Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill (SOM)
  • Snøhetta
  • SWA Group

Instuitutional
& Civic

  • City of Aspen, CO
  • City of Beverly Hills, CA
  • City of Dallas, TX
  • City of Honolulu, HI
  • City of Huntington Beach, CA
  • City of Las Vegas, NV
  • City of Los Angeles, CA
  • City of Miami, FL
  • City of Newport Beach, CA
  • City of San Diego, CA
  • County of Los Angeles
  • Kamehameha School District
  • Lili’uokalani Trust
  • Los Angeles Metro
  • Miami Downtown Development Authority

Residential & Multi-Family

  • Brookfield Residential
  • Crescent Communities
  • Emaar MISR
  • Five Point Communities
  • Hillwood Communities
  • Hines
  • Lennar
  • Post Properties
  • Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Tavistock
  • Trammell Crow Residential Company

Real Estate & Infrastructure

  • American Airlines
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • British Petroleum
  • Cadillac Fairview
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • DeBartolo Development
  • Delhi International Airport Limited
  • Federal Realty Investment Trust
  • Howard Hughes Corporation
  • JBG Smith
  • Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
  • Kimco Realty
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • New World Development
  • Swire Development
  • Trammel Crow Company
  • Witkoff
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Awards.

2020

2019

2018

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Testimonials.

RSM Design, in a body of richly conceived and executed projects across the globe, is a rare collective of designers who look deeply at place, not as a tabula rasa, but as a palimpsest for the cues to connect people to place and to connect people to each other. RSM creates spaces that are finely tuned and are well crafted, and they make a statement with their designs; one that captures the spirit of place, is a wow experience and most importantly has a feeling of optimism.

Jim Burnett, FASLA
President
OJB Landscape Architecture

…The Port of San Diego hired RSM Design to develop a comprehensive, branded baywide signage plan for all port signage along 34 miles of port tidelands around San Diego Bay. And they delivered.

RSM was responsive, diligent and easy to work with. Their creative designs for the signage fit perfectly with the port’s branding efforts and incorporated input from several internal stakeholders. There is a detailed plan in place for how signs should look so there is consistency, as well as where signs should be placed to make the biggest impact…

Jenifer Barsell
Director, Marketing & Communications
Port of San Diego

Over the years we have collaborated with RSM Design on over 40 projects, both international and domestic ... every time they brought joy to their work, their relationships, and the communities which were benefitted by their senses. Over five decades of practice, I’ve engaged and worked collaboratively with a host of highly skilled two-dimensional (paper) graphic designers and three-dimensional environmental graphic design firms. But, the most natural fit for my work, the firm which stood apart as possessing the most alluring elixir of creative and professional engagement, was RSM Design. A highly collaborative firm, collegial, impossible to rattle with severe criticism, they always led with optimism and interest. To a person they bring a level of energy, excitement, curiosity, and creativity rarely exhibited by environmental design professionals. Their passion is infectious, and the outcome shows it. They are consummate professionals.

Ronald Altoon
Founding Partner
Altoon Partners LLP

It has been a pleasure working with RSM Design on the Highlander Union Building – UCR’s student commons. As we rapidly reach the installation of the signage and wayfinding program for our new building, RSM Design has been instrumental in the seamless coordination efforts with the entire team. From management of the sign fabrication process to their systematic method of gaining approvals through the university system, RSM Design has a thorough knowledge of what it takes to get a project completed.

Jacqueline Norman
Senior Project Manager
University of California, Riverside

Our design process involves a high level of participatory planning with key stakeholders. We have partnered with RSM in transforming Balboa Park’s signage and wayfinding from pretty poor toward best-in-class. The firm has provided us a steady guide and inspiration as we inventoried and mapped all of the signage in and leading to the park. Sharing our findings with our key stakeholders with RSM remains one of the most effective community meetings we have held. Their plan provides us with a contextually sensitive design that is extremely attractive to our donors and to the city’s parks and recreation department. It sets the standard now for the entire park and is influencing system-wide donor recognition, advancing design from pedestrian to best-in-class.

Thomas Herrera-Wishler
Executive Officer
Balboa Park Conservancy

We like the way RSM brings fresh ideas to their design work and how they add significant value to our work. RSM adds texture to a project by thinking carefully about graphic design for every important element and they especially stand out by how effectively they interact and brainstorm with us. More than any other designer, they truly understand what we want out of a project.

Rob Anderson
Principal
Field Paoli Architects

The innovative design team at RSM goes beyond graphic design in that they understand the architecture and meaning of projects. They enhance the overall feeling of the project and deliver on time with impeccable service.

Steve Schafenacker
Development Consultant
Genoa Development Corporation

We have received a number of compliments over the Holiday Season in regards to the new directional signs. Multiple guests and tenants commented that they were extremely impressed with the quality of the signs, and how they have helped to make navigating through the center much easier. The directional signs have made a tremendous impact and look great! I just wanted to share.

Julie Jauregui
Senior General Manager
Americana at Brand - Caruso Affiliated

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