Our Team

ABOUT US

 

RO | ROCKETT DESIGN is a full service architecture and design collaborative interested in improving, re-imagining and creating spaces, landscapes and environments.  We aim for our projects to provide and evoke the spectrum of experience from utility to simple joy; places that we want to return to over and over. Our design philosophy is centered around the belief that spaces need to be shaped, lit and clothed in a way that can dynamically mediate an occupant’s relationship with the surrounding site, both near and far. We have a specific focus on the proportion of spaces, the use and registration of natural light throughout a room and the manner in which materials lend character and tactility to a place. Our studios live in Los Angeles and San Francisco, however they function as one, thinking and producing interactively and seamlessly in real-time on all projects.      

 

 

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 LA | 213.784.0014 X1 |  EMAIL   Jason was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Seoul, Korea. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School of Business and received his Masters of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Jason has practiced with Weiss/Manfredi Architects, and Rogers Marvel Architects in New York City, and Koning Eizenberg Architecture in Los Angeles. In 2011 Jason co-founded RO | ROCKETT DESIGN. Jason is a registered architect with licenses in New York, Nevada, & Colorado.

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Jason was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Seoul, Korea. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School of Business and received his Masters of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Jason has practiced with Weiss/Manfredi Architects, and Rogers Marvel Architects in New York City, and Koning Eizenberg Architecture in Los Angeles. In 2011 Jason co-founded RO | ROCKETT DESIGN. Jason is a registered architect with licenses in New York, Nevada, & Colorado.

Jason Ro | Principal | AIA  

 SF | 415.289.0830 x10 |  EMAIL   Zac was born in Texas and raised in the wilds of Oklahoma. He calmed down when he moved to Chicago, Illinois. He studied at Miami University and received his Masters of Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Zac has practiced with Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Genoa, Italy and Aidlin Darling Design in San Francisco. In 2011 Zac co-founded RO | ROCKETT DESIGN. Zac is a registered architect with licenses in California and Nevada.

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Zac was born in Texas and raised in the wilds of Oklahoma. He calmed down when he moved to Chicago, Illinois. He studied at Miami University and received his Masters of Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Zac has practiced with Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Genoa, Italy and Aidlin Darling Design in San Francisco. In 2011 Zac co-founded RO | ROCKETT DESIGN. Zac is a registered architect with licenses in California and Nevada.

 

Zac Rockett | Principal | AIA

 
 SF | 415.289.0830 X11 |  EMAIL   Matthew, born and raised in Long Beach, California, grew up constructing things in his backyard. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and continued on to practice with Sand Studios, where he specialized in the design and fabrication of custom steelwork and light fixtures. Matthew joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2013.

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Matthew, born and raised in Long Beach, California, grew up constructing things in his backyard. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and continued on to practice with Sand Studios, where he specialized in the design and fabrication of custom steelwork and light fixtures. Matthew joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2013.

Matthew Granelli | Designer

 LA | 213.784.0014 X6 |  EMAIL   Pil Sun was born in Korea and raised in Michigan. Prior to joining Ro Rockett, she worked for MAD Architects, Michael Maltzan Architecture and, most recently, Foster + Partners. Pil Sun holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan, an M.Arch from SCI-Arc and is a registered architect in the states of Michigan and California. Outside of architecture she enjoys curating incredible experiences for people as a DJ. Pil Sun joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2017.

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Pil Sun was born in Korea and raised in Michigan. Prior to joining Ro Rockett, she worked for MAD Architects, Michael Maltzan Architecture and, most recently, Foster + Partners. Pil Sun holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan, an M.Arch from SCI-Arc and is a registered architect in the states of Michigan and California. Outside of architecture she enjoys curating incredible experiences for people as a DJ. Pil Sun joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2017.

Pil Sun Ham | Architect | AIA 

 LA | 213.784.0014 X5 |  EMAIL   Hilary grew up in the Twin Cities in Minnesota where she received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. After working in Minneapolis primarily on residential projects, she continued her education at the University of Oregon where she received her Masters in Architecture. She then moved to Los Angeles and practiced with Richard Meier & Partners Architects. Hilary joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2016.

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Hilary grew up in the Twin Cities in Minnesota where she received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. After working in Minneapolis primarily on residential projects, she continued her education at the University of Oregon where she received her Masters in Architecture. She then moved to Los Angeles and practiced with Richard Meier & Partners Architects. Hilary joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2016.

Hilary Lemus | Designer

 SF | 415.289.0830 X13 |  EMAIL   Anthony was born in Napa, California and raised in the Pacific Northwest, where he built houses with his father. He received his Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the University of Idaho and his Masters of Architecture with Distinction from the University of California, Berkeley. He spent several years at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, working on highly complex projects around the world. When he’s not creating new ideas with his 3D-printer, he’s most likely at the beach, hiking or jumping out of airplanes. Anthony joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2017.

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Anthony was born in Napa, California and raised in the Pacific Northwest, where he built houses with his father. He received his Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the University of Idaho and his Masters of Architecture with Distinction from the University of California, Berkeley. He spent several years at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, working on highly complex projects around the world. When he’s not creating new ideas with his 3D-printer, he’s most likely at the beach, hiking or jumping out of airplanes. Anthony joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2017.

Anthony Giannini | Architect | AIA 

 SF | 415.289.0830 X14 |  EMAIL   David was born in New Jersey and raised in Upstate New York where he spent his childhood exploring the the Adirondack Mountains. David received his Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado, he is a registered architect in beautiful Colorado. Previous experience includes Bates Masi Architects, John Maniscalco Architects, and Studiotrope Design Collective. David joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2017.

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David was born in New Jersey and raised in Upstate New York where he spent his childhood exploring the the Adirondack Mountains. David received his Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado, he is a registered architect in beautiful Colorado. Previous experience includes Bates Masi Architects, John Maniscalco Architects, and Studiotrope Design Collective. David joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2017.

DAVID KORNMEYER | architect

 LA | 213.784.0014 X4|  EMAIL   Mike was born in Florida and has since lived throughout the East Coast. He graduated cum laude from Rice University with a Bachelor of Architecture and graduated with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Master of Architecture. He is a registered architect in the state of Massachusetts. Previously, he worked for Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Thomas Phifer and Partners. Outside of architecture, he is a musician and enjoys playing with various community orchestras. Mike joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2018.

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Mike was born in Florida and has since lived throughout the East Coast. He graduated cum laude from Rice University with a Bachelor of Architecture and graduated with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Master of Architecture. He is a registered architect in the state of Massachusetts. Previously, he worked for Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Thomas Phifer and Partners. Outside of architecture, he is a musician and enjoys playing with various community orchestras. Mike joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2018.

MICHAEL MATTHEWS | ARCHITECT

 SF | 415.289.0830 X12 |  EMAIL   Andrew, born and raised in rural Wisconsin, takes pride in being an outdoors-man, an avid runner, and a full-time tinkerer. He received his bachelors of Architecture from Ball State University and has worked at design firms in Chicago and San Francisco since 2006. Andrew joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2015.

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Andrew, born and raised in rural Wisconsin, takes pride in being an outdoors-man, an avid runner, and a full-time tinkerer. He received his bachelors of Architecture from Ball State University and has worked at design firms in Chicago and San Francisco since 2006. Andrew joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2015.

Andrew Alexander Green | Designer

 SF | 415.289.0830 X16 |  EMAIL   Nick was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Masters of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining to Ro Rockett, Nick worked at a small, interdisciplinary studio focused on residential projects, furniture for Herman Miller, and the Modern by Dwell product collections for Target. When he is not occupied by his creative pursuits, Nick enjoys exploring the beaches of Northern California with his wife and dog.. Nick joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2018.

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Nick was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Masters of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining to Ro Rockett, Nick worked at a small, interdisciplinary studio focused on residential projects, furniture for Herman Miller, and the Modern by Dwell product collections for Target. When he is not occupied by his creative pursuits, Nick enjoys exploring the beaches of Northern California with his wife and dog.. Nick joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2018.

NICHOLAS KUNKLE | Designer

 LA | 213.784.0014 X3 |  EMAIL   Bryant was born and raised in southern California, and received his M. Arch I from SCI-Arc. He has worked for various offices in Tokyo and Los Angeles. He joined Ro | Rockett Design in 2017.  Bryant joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2017.

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Bryant was born and raised in southern California, and received his M. Arch I from SCI-Arc. He has worked for various offices in Tokyo and Los Angeles. He joined Ro | Rockett Design in 2017.

Bryant joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2017.

BRYANT SUH | DESIGNER