Richard Carvalhais Preston

Richard Carvalhais Preston

Brooklyn, NY, US



Richard graduated in 2008 from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Architecture with a concentration in Visual Representation. At Cornell, he was employed for four years as a Wood and Metal Shop Teaching Assistant and Monitor at which time he developed an in-depth understanding of raw materials. Later in his studies, utilizing his extensive language skills he acted as Portuguese / English Translator for the one month long Brazil portion of the Cornell Architecture Latin America Summer Program. 

During a semester in Rome in the Spring of 2007, Richard participated in the gMC@Roma seminar run in conjunction with Gordon MattaClark at Cornell conference. His work, exhibited both in Ithaca and Rome, explored the effect of language and sound on the graphical and experiential perception of the city through the medium of several short films, textual and cartographic documents and sound recordings.

After finishing his degree, he was a teaching associate for the Cornell Architecture Iberian Peninsula 2008 Summer Program. In addition to assisting in the planning and organization of this two month traveling semester through Spain and Portugal, he also co-taught a photography elective exploring different methodologies of documenting and interpreting architectural and urban space using still and moving images.

In 2009, he founded ARCHRIOT.

Richard currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


ARCHRIOT, Brooklyn, NY, US, Partner

Jul 2009 - current

John Ciardullo Associates, New York, NY, US, Technical Architect

Jan 2009 - current

Cornell Architecture Iberian Summer Program, Teaching Associate

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2003 - May 2008


The Poultry Project Chicken Coop Design Competition, Honorable Mention

“Coop de Ville”


Cornell University Baird Prize, 2nd Place

2nd Year Design Competition "Pop-Up Cinema"