Relativity Architects Excels in Multifamily, Hospitality, and Production Studio Projects
Heading up the Colorado office are Founding Principal Tima Bell, Assoc. AIA; Associate Principal/Studio Director Ginna Claire Nguyen, Assoc. AIA; and Founding Principal Scott Sullivan, AIA. Photo: Thomas Wasper. Click here for the high-resolution image.
Award-winning Los Angeles firm Relativity Architects, known for its culturally relevant design approach, has expanded its multi-disciplinary design capabilities by opening a Colorado office to engage developers in the Mountain West. Relativity’s high-profile projects to date include several production studios for clients such as “Dancing with the Stars” and East End Studios. The firm also has expertise with multi-family housing communities, boutique hotels, mixed-use developments, and restaurants.
“We’re collaborating on several projects with Colorado firm Blue Accessibility Consultants,” says Relativity Architects’ partner Scott Sullivan, AIA, NCARB. “That relationship inspired us to open a joint office to expand our expertise to clients in the western states, where the population is surging. We have already built or rehabilitated more than 6,500 affordable housing units in California and 13,500-plus keys at national resorts with a focus on accessible spaces where people live, work, and play.”
Relativity’s Co-Founding Principals—Sullivan and Tima Bell, Assoc. AIA—and Associate Principal/Studio Director Ginna Claire Nguyen, Assoc. AIA, will lead Relativity Architects: Colorado, located in Colorado Springs.
Nguyen notes, “We’re seeing production-studio demand emerge in several regions outside of Southern California. Relativity Architects has a decade of experience creating ground-up production campuses in several countries and is also well versed in the design intricacies of converting warehouses into soundstages, adding power-intensive LED walls for special effects, and other amenities coveted by production companies.”
Glenn Staton, Accessibility Specialist at Blue, adds, “We’ve teamed with Relativity on several successful affordable housing, institutional, and hospitality projects nationwide, including Colorado resort projects in Avon, Durango, Estes Park, and Granby. We’re looking forward to joining forces with Relativity Architects: Colorado and expanding our joint portfolio throughout the west.”
About Relativity Architects: Relativity Architects fuses the physical built landscape and the cultural art world through creative urban design, architecture, interiors, rehabilitation, and art commissions. The firm is a frequent collaborator with pioneering artists, consultants, and designers in the development of their projects across a diverse range of typologies, including motion picture and production studios, hospitality, institutional, affordable housing, multi-family, commercial, master planning, and residential. Founded in 2013 by partners Tima Bell, Assoc. AIA, and Scott Sullivan, AIA, NCARB, Relativity Architects is headquartered in Los Angeles.
About Blue Accessibility Consultants: Blue Accessibility Consultants provides comprehensive consulting services and technical assistance on the regulatory requirements and responsibilities under state and federal disability laws, as well as specializing in the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the accessibility requirements of the complex California Building Code, and accessibility codes across the country, including those aligning with the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Blue is based in Colorado and travels across North America, working with clients and buildings nationwide.