RO | ROCKETT DESIGN is a design collaborative interested in improving, re-imagining and creating spaces, landscapes and environments. We aim for our projects to provide and evoke the spectrum of experience from utility to simple joy; places that we want to return to over and over.
Our studios live in Los Angeles and San Francisco, however they function as one, thinking and producing interactively and seamlessly in real-time on all projects.
We look forward to collaborating with you on your next, best project.
Jason Ro | Principal
Jason was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Seoul, Korea. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School of Business and received his Masters of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Jason has practiced with Rogers Marvel Architects and Weiss/Manfredi Architects in New York City and Koning Eizenberg Architecture in Los Angeles. In 2011 Jason co-founded RO | ROCKETT DESIGN.
Jason is a father of three and husband of one. When not in the studio he can be found either at the beach, at a playground or on the slopes. He secretly wishes it snowed in Los Angeles.
Zac Rockett | Principal
Zac was born in Texas and raised in the wilds of Oklahoma. He calmed down when he moved to Chicago, Illinois. He studied at Miami University and received his Masters of Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Zac has practiced with Renzo Piano Building Workship in Genoa, Italy and Aidlin Darling Design in San Francisco. In 2011 Zac co-founded RO | ROCKETT DESIGN.
Zac is a father of two and husband of one. When not in the studio he is usually sampling a cappuccino from the latest and greatest cafe, carving mean powder and battling banana slugs in his hillside garden. He can occasionally be seen riding his orange road bike...on his way to get a cappuccino.
Hilary Babcock | Designer
Hilary grew up in the Twin Cities in Minnesota where she received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. After working in Minneapolis primarily on residential projects, she continued her education at the University of Oregon where she received her Masters in Architecture. She then moved to Los Angeles and practiced with Richard Meier & Partners Architects. Hilary joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2016.
Matthew Granelli | Designer
Matthew, born and raised in Long Beach, California, grew up constructing things in his backyard. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and continued on to practice with Sand Studios, where he specialized in the design and fabrication of custom steelwork and light fixtures. Matthew joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2013.
Andrew Alexander Green | Designer
Andrew, born and raised in rural Wisconsin, takes pride in being an outdoors-man, an avid runner, and a full-time tinkerer. He received his bachelors of Architecture from Ball State University and has worked at design firms in Chicago and San Francisco since 2006. Andrew joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2015.
Mazyar Kahali | Designer
Mazyar was born in Tehran and grew up in Northern California. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Architectural Studies from University of California, Los Angeles and his M.Arch I from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Mazyar joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2016.
David Kornmeyer | Designer
David was born in New Jersey and raised in Upstate New York. An avid outdoors enthusiast, he spent his childhood in his favorite place the Adirondack Mountains. He received his Master of Architecture and Certificate in Design-Build from the University of Colorado and his B.S. from Weber State University in Utah. Previous experience includes Bates Masi Architects, John Maniscalco Architects, and Studiotrope Design Collective. David has flown in an F-16 fighter jet. David joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2017.
Bryant Suh | Designer
Bryant joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2017.
Jeff Zbikowski | Architect
Jeff joined RO | ROCKETT DESIGN in 2017.