The first event of shoptalk features RAC Design Build, a design firm with a portfolio of custom residential and adaptive re-use commercial projects for creative users. Blending the disciplines of architecture, construction, fabrication, and urban re-development, RAC promotes problem solving methods for their expanded view of what an architect’s studio can be.
RAC will host this installment of shoptalk at their Frogtown facility, a former electronics factory on the banks of the Los Angeles River. The complex of buildings was transformed into a multi-use office, steel fabrication shop and boneyard of salvaged building materials, becoming a new Community hub in the process. RAC will briefly talk about their practice and share their latest work; lead you on a tour of their office and well equipped workshop; and participate in a discussion and Q&A session on the subjects of design, the maker ethic and the tools of their trades.
Rick Cortez, Principal and Founder, RAC Design Build