Rachlin Partners

The Firm


Rachlin Partners is a fully integrated architecture, planning, interior design, program management and construction management organization established in 1982 in Los Angeles, California. Since its inception the firm has grown to accommodate a staff of 25 and has established a reputation for imaginative and innovative solutions. The work of the firm spans a wide variety of project types including education, healthcare and government facilities for both private and public clients.


The creative force behind the firm is Founding Partner Michael Rachlin, AIA, LEED AP, who functions as Director of Design and provides direction and vision for all of the firm’s projects. Informed by the perspective gained during his early experience at some of Los Angeles’ most highly acclaimed design practices, Michael’s work has been praised by clients and peers for his client-centered creativity.

Managing Partner Richard Ingrassia, AIA, LEED AP, joined the practice in 1992 and was named a partner in 1999 in recognition of his outstanding technical and management abilities, as well as his dedication to the firm and its clients. His leadership as Managing Partner is augmented by his strong business acumen. His ability to work effectively with owner, architect and general contractor teams and to develop effective management systems and controls on complex, multi-project efforts with rigorous administrative requirements was the catalyst for the development of the firm’s program and construction management service group.

Founding Partner Michael Rachlin and Managing Partner Richard Ingrassia personally oversee the development and delivery of each project, assuring clients of the firm’s leadership and direct involvement. This has allowed the firm to offer the highest level of creativity on every project, regardless of size or scope, encouraging our entire staff to share expertise and lessons learned across projects.

Firm Strength

The firm is a California corporation licensed to practice Architecture in the District of Columbia and in 12 states, including California, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Georgia, Maryland, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming. Michael Rachlin is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and the International Interior Design Association, and he is a LEED Accredited Professional.

A unique aspect of the firm is that we are Architects, Program Managers and Construction Managers. The partners share over 60 years of combined design, program and construction management experience with a staff of talented individuals. Our expansion into program and construction management was a natural outgrowth of the trust we have earned from clients on multiple projects over many years, and of our ability to manage both program and project budgets to yield the highest value for our clients. These combined disciplines have helped us build a dynamic professional team which offers our clients a vast array of technical, management and design resources.


The firm is located in a renovated 1928 masonry building and former shoe polish factory in beautiful downtown Culver City, California. In addition, we established an Orange County field office in Los Alamitos, California, to manage the 163-million-dollar bond program for the Los Alamitos Unified School District.

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