HUSTON/GRAHAM RESIDENCE
Venice, California (1995)
Designer: Robert Graham

Three story courtyard residence; wood framing and custom steel windows, integral color plaster and concrete walls and ceilings, custom bronze handrails and guardrails throughout, handmade tile.

Area: 5,000-square-foot residence with lap pool
Duration: 35 months
Cost: $2,700,000
 
         
    JACKSON/CHRISTA REMODEL
Venice, California (1997)
Architect: Pollari X Somol

New kitchen and countertop improvements with steel moment frame in wood-frame building. Lacewood cabinets, mosaic tile counters, and custom-fabricated glass walls with teak inlays.

Area: 2,000 square feet
Duration: 8 months
Cost: $400,000
 
         
    FRIESEN RESIDENCE
Brentwood, California (2000)
Architect: Richard Meier & Partners

Hillside residence. Steel frame with wood infill. Custom-made wood and aluminum windows, integral color plaster throughout with metal panel exterior, and nine custom steel-and-wood furniture pieces.

Area: 8,000-square-foot residence with pool house and gym
Duration: 18 months
Cost: $4,000,000
 
         
    MOHN SKYSCAPE/MEDIA ROOM
Brentwood, California (2001)
Artist: James Turrell

Dual program environment: a sixteen seat 35mm screening room and James Turrell Skyscape. Steel-frame structure with retractable roof, integral color plaster, and wood windows.

Area: 800 square feet
Duration: 12 months
Cost: $1,300,000
 
         
    REDELCO RESIDENCE
Studio City, California (2004)
Architect: Pugh + Scarpa
Architectural Engineering

Three-story hillside residence with exposed cast-in-place concrete walls and steel frame with wood infill. Custom-made steel doors (eight doors are six feet wide and twenty-two feet tall), infinity-edge pool, and reflecting pond. Integral color plaster throughout with perforated copper panel exterior, and custom wood furniture pieces.

Area: 5,800 square feet
Duration: 17 months
Cost: $2,600,000
 
         
    FRIESEN RESIDENCE
Montecito, California (2006)
Architect: Michael Palladino

A comprehensive remodel of a 1954 residence located on seven acres in the hills of Montecito. The home’s plan was redesigned to include a large master suite, as well as a nursery. Eighty percent of the interior finishes were removed to facilitate replacement of the electrical/mechanical systems. Improvements include new black terrazzo and quarter-sawn oak flooring, teak and copper trellises, and a pool and spa. In addition to construction services, RJC Builders produced all of the construction documents and secured the permits.

Area: 6,400 square feet
Duration: 9 months
Cost: $2,400,000
 
         
    BEL AIR ROAD RESIDENCE
Bel Air, California (2006)
Architect: Ricardo Legorreta

This new guest house, office, recreation room and gym are an addition to a 15,000-square-foot Legoretta house built in 2000. The first floor contains the recreation room, an extensive home entertainment system, and an imported Swedish cedar sauna. The office and guest quarters are situated on the second floor. The structural system is cast-in-place concrete with structural steel and wood in-fill. The exterior surface is a heavily textured hand-troweled plaster with custom mahogany doors and Fleetwood windows. The interior finish features textured plaster, stained walnut distressed floors, and custom cabinetry.

Area: 4,600 square feet
Duration: 15 months
 
         
    WINNETT RESIDENCE
Santa Monica, California (2007)
Architect: Daly Genik

A major remodel of a house adjacent to Santa Monica Canyon. The structure is a tube steel frame with wood in-fill. Doors and windows by Fleetwood, radiant floor heating in concrete slabs with terrazzo dividers, ground to a smooth semi-gloss finish. The interior finishes are skim-coated walls with Fry-Reglet accessories and base details, glass mosaic shower tiles, and CaesarStone counters. The exterior is an EPDM coating over a smooth-trowel flexrock plaster system, and a green roof.

Area: 3,300 square feet
Duration: 18 months
Cost: $1,320,000
 
         
    CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL
AUDITORIUM/THEATER

Garden Grove, California (2006)
Architect: Baker + Ogata

This Auditorium / Theater is situated inside the Richard Meier and Partners-designed Visitors Center at the Crystal Cathedral. The cathedral campus carries significant architectural importance, as it also includes buildings designed by I.M. Pei and Richard Neutra. RJC’s scope of work consisted of constructing and integrating all the mechanical requirements with the theater systems and architectural finishes. Maple-clad walls form the north aisles, while plaster forms the ceilings and south aisles. The Proscenium is framed by a solid bent-maple canopy with curved fiberglass panels. The maple stage carries into the wings and green room.

Area: 9,600 square feet
 
         
    CHOUGH RESIDENCE
Los Angeles, California (2009)
Architect: DesignArc

The existing structure was stripped bare to the studs and new foundations poured as part of this extensive remodel and addition. A structural steel frame was inserted into the master bedroom wing, and a curved tube steel frame forms the circular water element in the center of the building. Terrazzo floors were poured throughout the entry foyer, living room, and hallways. The kitchen has Bulthaup cabinets, counters, and equipment. Fleetwood doors and windows are combined with a hidden frame glass panel system for the exterior doors and windows.

Area: 7,900 square feet
Duration: 14 months
Cost: $3,200,000
 
         
    ANGELO RESIDENCE
Los Angeles, California (2010)
Architect: Michael Kovak
Kovak Architects

Michael Kovac used three primary walls to organize this hilltop home. The rich, sepia colored walls vary in proportion and scale and serve as threshold to the breathtaking hilltop views. We overcame early foundation challenges by opting to re-grade the entire site rather than use the proposed caisson system. The house has a steel frame structure with exposed concrete floors and custom millwork from Italy.

Area: 5,800 square feet
Duration: 16 months
Cost: $3,300,000
 
         
    GAGOSIAN GALLERY
Beverly Hills California (2010)
Architect: Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP

This Gagosian Galley Expansion adds five thousand square feet to the existing sixty five hundred square foot Gallery. The design provides for a new ground floor gallery of three thousand square feet. A 1940’s era bow-string truss building occupied the site and was reduce only to two masonry walls and the skeletal roof system. The trusses and Douglas fir roof sheeting were meticulously refurbished and finished in a manner that presents a clean, finished look while maintaining the woods rich patina. The space is light during the day with skylights which run continuously along both walls. The two storey offices and private viewing rooms are to the East and capped with roof terraces and sculpture display area.

Area; 5,000.
Duration: 12 months
Cost; 3,200,000
 
         
    L&M ARTS
Venice, California (2010)
wHY Architecture + Planning
Kulapat Yantrasast and Yo Hakomori

One of the oldest buildings in Venice, this Edison Power Transfer Station is now part of a new major art gallery, L&M Arts. Long neglected and covered with graffiti we have restored the exterior of the existing building and are inserting display walls on the interior along with offices. We have also provided for all new mechanical and lighting systems.
Adjacent to this existing building are the new gallery building and support offices with a private showing spaces. The new building will maintain a similar architectural vocabulary of masonry walls, including reclaimed brick walls and exposed concrete slab floors. Both galleries are sensitively lit with natural light from skylights with diffusing scrims.

Area: 3,400 square feet
Duration: 10 months
Cost: $1,000,000
 
         
    GERBER RESIDENCE
Los Angeles, California (2011)
Architect: Michael Kovac and Molly Isaksen

Michael Kovac and Molly Isaksen lead the re-design of this original Rex Lotery house in Bevely Hills. The house was ready for the bulldozers when we started and required substaintial re-leveling of walls and floors. All major mechanical systems were replaced along with all finishes. The project also included comprehensive built in furnitue and new cabinetry.

Area: 4,800 square feet
Duration: 10 months
Cost: $1,400,000
 
         
    KAMIENOWICZ RESIDENCE
Los Angeles, California (2011)
Architect: Dan Brunn Architects

This Venice Beach house is named the ‘Flip Flop House’ for the four large movable wall panels which are a changing mural canvas for selected local artists. Sited directly on the beach with South exposure the house can completely open the ocean with glass doors by the Swiss manufactures Vitrocsa. The steel frame building has lightweight concrete floors for radiant heating and sound control.
The finishes are: integral color plaster (interior and exterior) terrazzo flooring with saddler-stone pavers outside, lacquer wood doors and glass-clad cabinets by the Italian maker Valcucine.

Area: 6,400 square feet
Duration: 15 months
Cost: $3,600,000
 
         
    DEERBROOK RESIDENCE
Los Angeles, California (2012)
Architect: John Cordic

The existing structure was stripped bare to the studs and new foundations poured as part of this extensive remodel and addition. A structural steel frame was inserted into the master bedroom wing, and a curved tube steel frame forms the circular water element in the center of the building. Terrazzo floors were poured throughout the entry foyer, living room, and hallways. The kitchen has Bulthaup cabinets, counters, and equipment. Fleetwood doors and windows are combined with a hidden frame glass panel system for the exterior doors and windows.

Area: 7,900 square feet
Duration: Under construction
Cost: $3,200,000
 
         
    COLEMAN RESIDENCE
Santa Monica, California (2012)
Architect: Legorreta & Legorreta

A major remodel of a house adjacent to Santa Monica Canyon. The structure is a tube steel frame with wood in-fill. Doors and windows by Fleetwood, radiant floor heating in concrete slabs with terrazzo dividers, ground to a smooth semi-gloss finish. The interior finishes are skim-coated walls with Fry-Reglet accessories and base details, glass mosaic shower tiles, and CaesarStone counters. The exterior is an EPDM coating over a smooth-trowel flexrock plaster system, and a green roof.

Area: 3,300 square feet
Duration: 18 months
Cost: $1,320,000

 
         
    JOINER RESIDENCE
Los Angeles, California (2012)
Architect: EIS Studio

This beach house on the Strand in Manhattan Beach is a construction collaboration between our client, Erich Joiner and RJC. A craftsman in his own right, Erich maintains beautiful machine and woodworking shops. We will be completing the building including the exterior wood cladding and the interior plaster and stone. Almost as we would turn over a commercial structure as “Shell and Core”, the final cabinets and build out will be completed by the owner.
Clients on custom homes bring their own priorities to the job, in this case a desire to complete some of the actual construction. Others would simply prefer a phone call upon completion. We do our best to stay agile and meet our clients varied needs.

Area: 7,400 square feet
Duration: under construction
Cost: $3,650,000