Educated at the Rhode Island School of Design and licensed in 1990, principal architect Ricardo Accorsi has lived and worked in L.A. since 1987. He founded Accorsi Architecture in 2001 after senior design experience with some of the finest architecture firms in Southern California, including Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca Partnership and DMJM Design.

Ricardo is a LEED-accredited professional with concerns and priorities that include conscious architecture in responsible relationship to context, community, and the natural environment; smart, cost-effective design solutions that stand the test of time; and design gestures that are inherently elegant and buildable.

His expertise includes:

- Master planning and site utilization
- Mixed use developments
- Recreational and community facilities
- Research laboratories
- Performing arts venues
- University dormitories and classroom facilities
- Commercial space planning
- Workplace environments
- Restaurant and retail interior design
- Single- and multiple-family housing