Richard is currently a Project Manager/ Designer at ORA in Downtown Los Angeles Historic Core. His current work includes a core & shell/ interior tI for a creative office space in Chinatown, a new construction vacation desert cabin in Yucca Valley and fourplex renovation & addition in Highland Park.
Prior to ORA Richard worked at Adamson Associates where he was responsible for an Office HQ and Annex building exterior design, build-out and documentation in Revit.
Richard graduated with distinction from SCI-Arc, Southern California Institute of Architecture, with a Professional Bachelors Degree of Architecture.
For the year before prior to his thesis he worked as the Project Architect on the SCI-Arc Caltech Solar Decathlon team. He lead various designs proposals and was key to the development of various aspects of the project. One of which was the design of the exterior skin structure and the production of a full scale mock-up to test the design.
In the summer of 2011 Richard worked at Oyler Wu Collaborative. The first two months he worked closely with Dwayne Oyler developing one of three schemes for a residential tower proposal in Taipei. This consisted of development and production of presentation drawings and images. His scheme was favored and chosen by the client and went into construction documents; it is currently going into construction. The last two months of the summer he was instrumental in the steel fabrication on the SCI-Arc graduation pavilion. 11 hour days cutting steel precisely, assembling, painting, rope knitting and installing. He was charged with training proper technique when required and developed time saving methods during production.
In Richard's early days at SCI-Arc he work under Gary Paige conducting research that varied from graphic techniques, developmenting study models, documenting urban and building typologies. Some of this work eventually be incorporated into the LA Forum for Arch & Design Dingbat 2.0 Competition and would win a 2nd place.
Using a simple pragmatic approach that develops a project based on a core conceptual design principle enables consistency in every detail and creates a comprehensive cohesive intelligent solution to every project.
Taking great pride in the production quality of all drawings, models and work (not to say they are sacred or precious) ensures they are resolved to an extent and exhibit a level of legibility that results in greater understanding of the project.
Oonagh Ryan Architects Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer, Project Manager
Ave 56 4 Unit Housing, SD & Code Analysis, Autocad 2015
Yucca Cabin: SD to Permit, Revit 2015, SketchUp 2015, PS, ID, AI
Spring Street/ Windish Agency: Core & Shell + TI, Code Analysis,
SD, DD, CD, Budget + Price, Permit, CA, Autocad 2015, Revit 2015, PS, ID, AI
Orosco Residence: Revit Standard Development, Modeling, Documentation
Segil Residence: CD, Revit 2015
Adamson Associates, Inc., Pacific Palisades, CA, US, Associate Designer
Simplot Office Headquarters and Annex: Design Dev./Construction Docs, Curtain Wall Design and Documentation, Store Front Design,
Parametric Family Development, General Modeling & Rendering
Revit 2013, Photoshop + Illustrator
Broad Public Space: Construction Documents, AutoCAD 2013
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect, Web + Communications Dev. Lead
DALE: Exterior Facade Dev., Mock-Up Design + Fab., Structure + Logistics
Sail Dwelling: Facade + Structure Dev., MEP Coord., Int. + Ext. Moving Sys.
PIP: Core Design + MEP Coord., Pneumatic Exterior R+D
FRED: Concept / Structure Dev., MEP/ Structure Coordination
Revit /Rhino / Maya + V-Ray / Maxwell Rendering, Photoshop + Illustrator
Wood / Metal Fabrication, SD, DD, CD + Presentation Documentation,
Oyler Wu Collaborative, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer
Taipei Tower #3: Rhino/ Maya Schematic Design Modeling,
V-Ray/Maxwell Rendering, Photoshop + Illustration, Presentation Drawings
IAC: Rendering, Photoshop + Illustration, Presentation Drawings
SCI-Arc Graduation Tent: Model Building, Steel Fabrication, Knitting
Technique Development and Coordination.
Gary Paige Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer
Dingbat 2.0 Competition: Research, Iterative Design, Photography and
Photoshop, Digital and Physical Modeling, Illustration, Rendering,
Presentation and Board Production
Car Washes of Los Angeles: Research, Schematic Design, Study Models +
Drawings, Color Studies and Diagram Studies,
McClur Short Film: Shooting and Editing
Wells Fargo Bank, Los Angeles, CA, US, Family Wealth Group Technology Liaison
Developed a Trust Dept. Database for Client Servicing and Administration,
Website Development, Create + Maintain Hyperion Database and Reports.
Gary Paige Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern
Hometta Project, JA Competition and Office Proposal in Venice:
Schematic Design, Rhino Modeling, V-Ray Rendering + Drawings and
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
2013 Solar Decathlon Architectural Project Manager
1 year Student Union Vice President
2 years Student Representative
Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA, US, Architectural Drafting and Design
Residential and Commercial Construction Drawings
Deans Honors Rio Hondo, Other
Deans Honors from 2003-2007 at Rio Hondo College
Thesis Selected for Los Angeles Art Walk Exhibtion, Other
SCI-Arc Solar Decathlon Europe Trip Scholarship, Scholarship
SCI-Arc COntinuing Student Scholarship, Scholarship
SCI-Arc Solar Decathlon Summer Scholarship, Scholarship
3A Project nominated for Rotterdam Biennale Submission, Nomination
SCI-Arc Continuing Student Scholarship, Scholarship
LA Forum for Architecture and Design Dingbat 2.0, 2nd Place
SCI-Arc All School Exhibtion, Other