Celebrating 10 Years, This L.A. Design Duo Shares What’s Next


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When Jason Ro and Zac Rockett met in architecture school, they had an inkling they might work together one day. Their instincts were right, and in 2011 they opened their firm, Ro Rockett Design, in L.A. and the Bay Area. On the eve of the company’s 10th anniversary, Luxe caught up with Ro to find out what’s new.

Office vibe: We work together, sketching, drawing, critiquing and value collaboration. Everyone has a say, and Zac and I allow ourselves to be outvoted by the team. 

What makes a well-designed home? For us, it’s that one can remain in the house all day—appropriate to these times—yet not feel “stuck.” There should be proportional, visual and sensorial comfort, where the day and its passing can register itself in each space. 

What’s been in the works? Renovations in Palos Verdes, a new home in Manhattan Beach, a townhouse in Venice and homes in the Bay Area, plus our first mixed-use project in Sausalito.

Goals for the next decade? Expansion in the public eye, with schools, museums and restaurants. But we’ll always hold residential projects close to our hearts.

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