Company Profile

Design a Better World

At RACAIA, we believe in meaningful and sustainable functionality at every level of design. Our buildings are safe, clean environments for living, comfort, and longevity. And our projects work: sustainably, financially, artistically, technically, and ethically.

To advance our environmental and human experiences, RACAIA’s staff push to design spaces that feel personal and authentic.

Each of our projects is deeply interesting, and by working together as a team we can enhance the artistic value of every project.

Modern and Practiced

Spaces have the power to calm, support, and improve us all, and our deep futures now depend on building with lasting, responsible purpose.

Our greatest goal is to deliver fully-conceptualized environments that bring your aspirations into reality, and RACAIA projects are rigorously researched and client-focused to achieve this end. For users, owners, managers, and us all, RACAIA believes in meaningful and sustainable functionality at every level of design.

Design Outlasts Trends

Our work is diverse, but shares this common thread: that RACAIA acts—with great time and care—to unite data insights with artistic excellence. Architects, after all, are artists. And we can be artistic everywhere.

Whether aiding our subconsultants, selecting eye-catching details, or engaging meticulous contractors, RACAIA works to inject a profound level of quality into everything we do. This is our conviction.

Firm History

In 2007, Richard A. Chavira, AIA shifted from his Principal role at HCA Partners in Pasadena, CA and began RACAIA Architects and Interior Design in Downtown Los Angeles. Mr. Chavira now lends his years of experience toward developing design concepts and sustainable strategies that improve each project from start to finish. While directing and managing the project and technical staff, Richard A. Chavira, AIA focuses keenly on original, tactful design in order to center each project on the essential human element and create safe, dynamic environments inside and out.

His overall style is best conveyed in his own words:

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