The merger of Hatch-Colasuonno Studio & Relativity Architects in 2013 has created a new partnership that will capitalize on the resources of both.
The concept supporting this new organization which combines Hatch-Colasuonno Studio + Relativity Architects is to expand the tools and expertise available to each firm. Harriett Hatch and Luis Colasuonno bring with them more than forty years of experience, particularly in the areas of urban renewal, multi-family and mixed-use architecture. After designing and building more than two thousand residential units and several LEED silver, gold and platinum projects, they have become highly familiar with energy efficient buildings as well as local, state, and Federal funding agencies' requirements. Tima Bell and Scott Sullivan of Relativity Architects met during their graduate studies at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and have been collaborating since before their graduation in 1999. Their practice has excelled in projects ranging from high-end hospitality and single-family residences to Motion Picture Production Studios. Their concern for a balanced approach between quality and efficiency has made them exceed the limitations of conventional construction methodologies.
The combination of this talented group of professionals will allow for an evolution of H/C Studio’s traditional commitment to architecture and Relativity Architect's interest in alternative methodologies with new technologies into a broader array of architectural solutions while maintaining the hands-on approach to service that has been a seminal characteristic of both firms.
This merger will allow current and future clients of both HC + RA to benefit from the synergy and resources that both teams bring together in a new setting that will foster continuous exchange and development with broader service possibilities for all clients.
Image From Left to Right: Scott Sullivan, Luis Colasuonno, Harriet Hatch, and Tima Bell
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HARRIETT E. HATCH, ARCHITECT
A principal and partner of HC+RA, she is also a former professor of design at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Santa Monica, CA. With a background in both education and fine arts, and as a practicing architect, she believes that architecture is of profound meaning to society as a communicator of cultural norms and values which can be observed in contemporary and historical cultures.
Ms. Hatch holds a Bachelor of Science in Design from the The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is licensed in the State of California (#C 014346).
SCOTT SULLIVAN, ARCHITECT
Scott began his professional architecture career by building a Straw-Bale house for an organic farmer in San Diego. He has helmed a Design/Build firm, personally designed custom homes in Los Angeles and Hawaii and has acted as a project architect for the firms (fer) Architects, Marmol/Radziner and Crockett Architects. Scott has an excellent eye for detailing and is well versed in standard and alternative building methods. He values honesty and simplicity in architecture and strives to make multidimensional buildings that work beyond their required level of programmatic or aesthetic requirements.
He holds a B.E. from Harvey Mudd College; and a Masters of Architecture from SCI-Arc. He is a licensed architect in California
Tima has been making architecture with critical thought and a cultivated aesthetic, while continuing his lifelong work as a painter. He recently completed a one year artist-in-residency in Israel. An AIA award winning designer, he has completed projects that include civic and institutional buildings, retail interiors, high-end hospitality developments, and, most recently, a Movie Studio Campus Master Plan. Throughout the process of design and architecture, he strives to achieve balance between context, style and efficiency.
He is an AIA Associate and Adjunct Professor at Woodbury University. He holds a Masters of Architecture from SCI-Arc; and a BFA from Rice University.
LUIS A. COLASUONNO, ARCHITECT
A principal and partner of HC+RA, he has also been a member of the faculty at The California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. Luis believes that our environment is one of the main elements in the formation of individuals and culture. He perceives the studio as a center for the application of his concerns about the environment and the world in general through the concrete design of meaningful projects.
Mr. Colasuonno is a graduate of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, The University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and holds a Master of Architecture degree from The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA. He has also been a visiting scholar in the Graduate School of Philosophy at UCLA. He is a licensed architect in Argentina (Lic.#10600).