Company profile

RHETROACTIVE Design

Company profile: RHETROACTIVE Design
542 S San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles
CA, 90048
USA
Web: www.rhetroactive.com
Email: inquiry@rhetroactive.com
Tel: +1 (310) 362-3280
Skype: rhetroactive

Background briefing
Set up in 2004, RHETROACTIVE Design is owned by Tim Rheault and Steve Trowbridge.

Main products
Architecture, interior design, master planning, placemaking, show design, ride design, art direction, production, branding, and digital engagement.

Additional services
Theme parks and attractions, museums, aquariums and zoos, retails centres, hotels, resorts and casinos, food and beverage, branded experiences.

Unique selling points
RHETROACTIVE Design is a partnership headquartered in Los Angeles and Hong Kong, formed by joining a world-leading entertainment design firm, RHETROACTIVE, with one of China’s largest and most capable architecture firms, LWK & Partners. We own a Grade A Local Design Institute in Shenzhen, and maintain offices throughout Asia. Our Los Angeles studio draws from a pool of the most experienced talent and creative minds in Hollywood to create world-class entertainment, leisure, shopping and dining experiences.

Key customers
Starbucks - Oakley - Hershey’s - Universal Studios - MGM - 20th Century Fox - Six Flags - Georgia Aquarium - The Recording Academy - Grand Indonesia Shopping Town - Starwood Resorts - Melco Crown Entertainment - Galaxy, Macau - Lightstorm Entertainment - Floraland - Zhixin Industrial group - LG CNS - Levi’s - Samsung - Trans Studio - Lippo Group - Djarum - Shenfu New Town.

Where in the world?
Our principal offices are in Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with supporting offices in Shanghia, Chengdu, Guanzhuo, Shenzhen, Shenyang, and Manila.

Plans for 2014/15
New offices will be opening in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Plus we’ll be entering the Middle East and South American markets. Attractions for Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox; Concept and Masterplan for CCTV China; Several FECs throughout China; One of the world’s largest malls located in Saudi Arabia; Two destination resorts in Egypt.

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Asian Attractions Expo
IAAPA Attractions Expo

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Company profile

RHETROACTIVE Design

Company profile: RHETROACTIVE Design
542 S San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles
CA, 90048
USA
Web: www.rhetroactive.com
Email: inquiry@rhetroactive.com
Tel: +1 (310) 362-3280
Skype: rhetroactive

Background briefing
Set up in 2004, RHETROACTIVE Design is owned by Tim Rheault and Steve Trowbridge.

Main products
Architecture, interior design, master planning, placemaking, show design, ride design, art direction, production, branding, and digital engagement.

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Theme parks and attractions, museums, aquariums and zoos, retails centres, hotels, resorts and casinos, food and beverage, branded experiences.

Unique selling points
RHETROACTIVE Design is a partnership headquartered in Los Angeles and Hong Kong, formed by joining a world-leading entertainment design firm, RHETROACTIVE, with one of China’s largest and most capable architecture firms, LWK & Partners. We own a Grade A Local Design Institute in Shenzhen, and maintain offices throughout Asia. Our Los Angeles studio draws from a pool of the most experienced talent and creative minds in Hollywood to create world-class entertainment, leisure, shopping and dining experiences.

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