RRM Celebrates the Opening of Arana Gulch

The opening of the Arana Gulch Path in Santa Cruz was well attended by over 300 community members and public officials. This pathway provides bicycle commuters improved access and a direct east-west route from Live Oak and other unincorporated communities into the city of Santa Cruz via a Class I facility. The connection crosses the 55-acre Arana Gulch Open Space with a unique 340′ stress ribbon pedestrian bridge.

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Morro Bay Celebrates Groundbreaking of Harborwalk Extension

A large crowd gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Morro Creek Multi-Use Trail and Bridge project this week. The project will connect the downtown waterfront to North Morro Bay by providing a path for pedestrians and bicyclists. The project will include viewing areas, stone seat walls and bicycle and surrey parking.

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Welcome to Mike Hamilton

SANTA BARBARA, January 2015 – Mike Hamilton recently joined RRM’s Civil Engineering Group, as Manager of Engineering of their Santa Barbara office. As a licensed civil engineer, Mike has over 15 years of local experience in municipal, commercial, institutional, and residential project types. Mike’s diverse project experience will complement RRM’s multidisciplinary team of professional architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects, and surveyors.

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Los Angeles Regional Fire Station 82 – Annex Facility, receives LEED® Silver Certification


Located in Hollywood, the Los Angeles Regional Fire Station No. 82, new Annex building provides support for Station 82 and the Northern part of Los Angeles by housing specialized emergency equipment and provides the fire department and the Hollywood neighborhood with a community meeting space. Sustainable features includes 30% water reduction, optimize energy performance, diverted 75% of construction waste from the landfill, 10% of all materials used are recyclable and regional to the LA area and California. All building materials are low-voc and contain no added urea formaldehyde.

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RRM Design Group Art Contest & Exhibit





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  • Leading up to the introduction of our new company logo, RRM launched a contest to create original artwork out of the firm’s soon-to-be-obsolete branded paper goods
  • Any artistic medium was welcome
  • Artwork prominently featured or was primarily composed of the RRM materials provided
  • One artwork was named Best in Show; a $1,000 award was split between the artist and the artist’s charity of choice
  • A second generous donation was split amongst the charities selected by all artists


  • All RRM staff members were invited to participate
  • Artwork could be submitted by individuals or teams
  • The Best in Show artwork was chosen by a hand-picked group of RRM’s clients and strategic partners, and a selection of local arts advocates


  • To make use of materials that would otherwise go to waste
  • To utilize RRM’s in-house design talent in a fun and unique way
  • To support causes important to our staff through RRM’s charitable contributions

Celebrating 40 Years

On November 26th, RRM Design Group celebrated our 40th year in business. Starting with just four employees, we have since grown to a professional staff of over 100 in offices in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and San Juan Capistrano. We capped off a year of celebrations with a party at our San Luis Obispo office for our clients, consultants, special guests and staff. Thank you to all who attended, and  to all who have helped to make the last 40 years a success.

Please watch this video which was created to celebrate the people, projects, places and culture of RRM Design Group:

RRM project news: Johnny Cash Trail Unveiled in Folsom, California

RRM is designing a 2-acre park in Folsom honoring Johnny Cash. Over 500 people attended the ribbon cutting of the new pedestrian bridge and multi-use trail which will become the Johnny Cash Art Trail Experience, featuring a 40-foot tall Man in Black sculpture as the focal point of the park, designed by Rotblatt Amrany Studios in Illinois and six other art installations from Romo Studios in Sacramento. Rosanne Cash attended the ceremony. There has been extensive national and international media coverage of this project, including mention in Rolling Stone magazine.


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RRM in the news: Plan gets second look – Agoura Village Acorn

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By Stephanie Bertholdo

The economy has improved and the City of Agoura Hills is taking another look at the longawaited Agoura Village plan.

The plan to transform the area along Agoura Road at Cornell and Kanan roads into a development that mixes stores, offices, restaurants, entertainment, services and residential living was discussed during a Sept. 23 meeting between the Agoura Hills City Council and Planning Commission.

Progress halted when the U.S. economy tanked in 2008.

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You are invited…

 The hard work is behind us… Come join us for the fun!

On October 16th from 5-7pm, our wine and cheese reception and ribbon cutting ceremony will celebrate RRM’s recent move to San Juan Capistrano. Stop by to check out our new digs and chat with our architects, planners, landscape architects, and civil engineers.

Come peruse a most unique repurposing of office supplies! This premiere exhibit will feature artwork created by RRM staff out of business cards, letterhead, labels, and more – old materials that would otherwise have gone to waste! Don’t miss this chance to see what our talented designers have conjured up, and cast your vote for Best in Show.

RRM San Juan Capistrano
32332 Camino Capistrano, Suite 205
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


2014 Coastal Clean-Up

RRM’s San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara offices participated in the 2014 Coastal Clean-Up effort picking up over 100lbs of trash from Pismo Beach and Hendry’s Beach! Thank you to the organizations that put this great event on including the California Coastal Commission, County of Santa Barbara , and Eco Slo.

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RRM Design Group - As professional problem solvers and designers, we are interested in the world around us, the people who live in it, and the places that inspire them. We are driven by a desire to help our clients achieve their dreams. That is why we are in business. RRM Design Group is an award-winning design firm of architects, civil engineers, landscape architects, planners, surveyors, and LEED® accredited professionals. Our work includes architectural rendering, mixed use development, community planning and development, and urban design and planning, among numerous other project types. Since 1974, RRM has been inspired by the power of Creating Environments People Enjoy®.