Rockefeller Kempel Architects
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RKA are a highly skilled and talented team of architects and designers lead by architects Christopher Kempel, AIA and Rocky Rockefeller, AIA. With over seventy-five (75) years of experience between the two partners and a distinguished list of clients, design accolades and publications, few residential architecture firms compare.

We’re thoughtful and careful listeners and strive to produce a highly detailed and crafted home which best empowers you to live as you've always intended to. Designing and building a home is a deeply personal experience, and we’re there with you and representing your best interests every step along the way, from beginning to end.

We have excellent past and present client relationships and many repeat residential clients, which is a testament to their loyalty and level of satisfaction with our craft and services. It also reflects their appreciation of our art and confidence in the long term investment value our product brings.

If you’re searching for a deeply experienced, high quality, high service architect and you’re wanting a distinguished, artful place to live, a real HOME that is above and beyond the ubiquitous "modern house,” we are your architect.

Let us help you realize your dream home and make it a reality.

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Services Provided
3D Rendering, Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Green Building, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, New Home Construction, Site Preparation, Sustainable Design, Construction Drawings, High End Custom Home Design, Full Service Construction Administration, Modern Architectural Design

Areas Served
Beverly Hills, Culver City, Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, South Pasadena, Rancho Palos Verdes, Pacific Palisades, Encino, Malibu, Venice, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, Brentwood, Westwood, West Los Angeles, Mandeville Canyon, Rustic Canyon, Laurel Canyon, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Benedict Canyon, Bel Air, El Segundo, Coldwater Canyon

Certifications and Awards
12 person firm, 4 Licensed Architects. Recipient of AIA South Bay Honor Award for Excellence in Design, AIA South Bay Merit Award for Excellence in Design, Dream Home Awards for Best Custom Home and for Custom Contemporary Home of the Year, Ranked in CAREJ's Top Architecture Firms of 2008.
Contact: Chris Kempel, AIA - Rockefeller Kempel
Location: 145 Standard Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
Typical Job Costs: $1.5 million - 15 million
Commented: loving the built in area Hello! Although there is a TV underneath (unsure of the size) what you see in the picture is actually a 130" projection screen. The dimensions for the custom millwork are 17' 7" x 8' 3 3/4&q...
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Commented: wall finish more than paint? Hi there! You're correct! It's a Venetian Plaster finish from Il Colore, Inc.
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Commented: What type of wood are the slats and how are they affixed to the posts? SS threaded studs welded to SS tube steel, then epoxy filled holes in wood slat. Clamp, cure, then move to next slat
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Commented: Flooring - is it luxury vinyl? Hi Heidi! Thank you so much! These are French Oak real hardwood floors. LV Wood is who we got them from. You can find their contact info on their website:
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Commented: What kind of flooring is this? Thank you! The flooring is LV Wood.
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Commented: The bed? Hi Christy, thank you! I looked through our files, but couldn't find anything on the bed. All of the furniture was hand picked by the interior designer, Alana Homesley. She's amazing! You can find he...
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