Amy Schuessler, California State Parks
Working with Rachel Allen and the RADAR team on the Bowtie project was not only a very successful effort, but they made it an enjoyable process as well. They were thoughtful, thorough, and responsive to our requests and needs throughout the process and were instrumental in the successful planning and facilitation of our community workshops. Their ability to listen, synthesize information, and translate that to design resulted in a project that will not only meet operational needs but also reflect the desires and needs of the future users of the park. 

John Flores, Metro Los Angeles, Senior Manager Facilities Maintenance
RADAR’s team of experts was attentive, thorough, complete and provided detailed explanation of the nuances of the project approach . . . The thoughtful “nods” to details from the original California Spanish-Deco lobby into this new space was a very creative and ingenious touch . . . We immediately fell in love with the final result. Rachel’s team provided seamless, worry free and timely project deadlines and milestones . . . For our next tenant improvement project that requires high quality and higher caliber services, RADAR would be first on our list. 

Thea Graybill, Senior Planner, County of El Dorado
The staff with RADAR, Inc. are tremendously professional and have  superb level of expertise, listening skills, and responsiveness. I very much enjoyed working with and felt comfortable relying on RADAR, Inc. staff for the El Dorado County’s Permit Ready ADU Plans Project.

Ernest Fleischmann, Executive Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1969-1998
A gifted architect, with an excellent design eye and an uncanny ability to come up with solutions to tricky problems.

Laura Horn, Facilities Manager, GOAT, 2016-2017
RADAR was able to take the GOAT business model and transpose that into an architectural design. The design process was incredibly smooth and that can be contributed primarily to RADAR's diligence and precise work product. . . I've never worked with an architect with such resolute attention to detail.

Erika Green, Writer/Producer
I knew I was in good hands with RADAR at the helm of multiple projects I did to update my home. Their thoughtful approach to design made the effort a really fruitful collaboration where my thoughts and ideas were integrated in a cohesive way that honored the space, and elevated the space way beyond anything I could envision.

Sabrina Burton, Attorney, Pajama Law
Rachel's excellent communication skills helped avoid confusion and conflict, and I always felt that I knew where the project stood and where it was headed. . . [C]areful documentation of our conversations with the builder saved me thousands of dollars by the end of the project.

David Kipen, Libros Schmibros Lending Library
Rachel Allen is the ideal architect to re-ensconce you in a brand-new library. Words can’t do justice to the beautiful, welcoming space she designed for us..it’s a pleasure to work in, and our visitors are staying much longer. I know Rachel designs all kinds of spaces, but, if possible, I think she takes library commissions as a special responsibility and joy. 

Megan Whitmarsh and Matt Salata, Fine Artists
Rachel is. . . an excellent communicator: direct, patient and unruffled. She was great in dealing with both the city bureaucracy and selecting and working with our contractor. Her ease and equanimity helped the project progress with little stress.

Kim Pesenti and Jonathan Williams, Writer & Artist
Throughout the process of building our house we felt comfortable that no detail would be left unconsidered by Rachel and her team. . . We had a sense that all potential problems had a good solution, even when one was not immediately apparent.

Amy Lippman, Writer/Producer
I cannot whole-heartedly recommend Rachel as an architect. I cannot because, well, what if my glowing endorsement ultimately resulted in her being unavailable to work on OUR next project? See what I mean? It's simply not in my best interest. So, for the record: she's just okay.