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Rockefeller Kempel Architects


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Rockefeller Kempel Architects


MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURAL STORYTELLING

As a team of detail-obsessed architects with a commitment to excellence and an innovative eye for our craft, we design artful, timeless buildings, and beautiful interiors that tell a unique story - your story.

Our award-winning projects are comprehensive in service and diverse in scope, including custom residential estates; ground-up hotels; restaurants; historic adaptive reuse conversions; multifamily residential housing; and corporate interiors.

Rockefeller Kempel Architects has been recognized by local and national organizations for our designs, with work featured in publications such as Luxe, Sunset Magazine, Travel + Leisure, South Bay Magazine, Coastal Living Details, Forbes Life, and many more.

We’re proud of the exceptional work we do and welcome the opportunity to help you tell your story.

 
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OUR PROJECTS


OUR PROJECTS


 
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Meet Our Team


Meet Our Team


Darrell S. "Rocky" Rockefeller, AIA Senior Partner

Darrell S. "Rocky" Rockefeller, AIA
Senior Partner

Christopher Kempel, AIA, NCARB Design Partner

Christopher Kempel, AIA, NCARB
Design Partner

Rockefeller Kempel Architects (RKA) was formed in 2003 by Rocky Rockefeller, AIA. Today, he and Design Partner Christopher Kempel, AIA, NCARB, unite their talents in the belief that architecture is more than memorable design - it’s meaningful design. It’s creating highly functional, expertly designed spaces that free people to live, work and play as they’ve dreamed.

Our projects are comprehensive in service and diverse in scope, including custom residential estates; historic adaptive reuse conversions and historic home and commercial building restorations; multifamily residential condos and apartments; complex critical services facilities; restaurants; and corporate interiors. We’re known not only for our thoughtful attention to detail, but for leveraging technology and the integrated disciplines of our team to advance designs that serve individuals, businesses, and the surrounding community.

Every project starts with a conversation that flows into conceptual designs and 3-D modeling and then into construction and completion with full occupancy. The success of these projects lies in our curiosity to explore a client’s unique story and define it through the inherent dichotomies of architecture - a design has to be exceptionally detailed yet pragmatic. Artistically complex yet simply functional. Architecturally minded yet deeply personal. It’s this innovative eye for craft that allows RKA to build a unique story every time.