Richard South

Richard South

New York, NY, US



Richard South is a 2014 Master of Science graduate in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University GSAPP. He studied architecture at the University of North Carolina where he received both a Bachelor of Art (2009) and a professional Bachelor of Architecture (2010). During the in-between years Richard apprenticed as an architectural designer alongside a collaborative group of three architects. Richard is interested in the current discourse surrounding parametricism: its decisive co-authoring by architects & engineers in a collaborative nature, and its sensible use within built or unbuilt work globally.


Cluck Design Collaborative, Charlotte, NC, Apprentice Architect

Cluck is a creative architecture firm born out of a mutual respect for bespoke solutions and making design accessible.

Jun 2011 - Jun 2013

Digital Arts Center (, Charlotte, NC, Research Associate

Lead designer in charge of planning, production, signage and coordination for the 26th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student NCBDS: MADE: Design Education & The Art of Making

Aug 2009 - Mar 2010

Richard South / Design Studio [RS/DS], Charlotte, NC, Architectural Designer

I started this design studio out of my ambition to create desirable and useful textile products for architects & designers & cyclists to use in daily life. My passion for making is at my core.

Aug 2009 - Jan 2010

Calloway Johnson Moore & West, PA (CJMW), Winston Salem, NC, Architectural Intern

May 2007 - Aug 2009

Charlotte Center City Partners, Charlotte, NC, New Media Designer

As New Media Designer, my responsibilities included: presentation design, print design, web design & scripting, identity, public event organization & organization of material for center city economic board meetings.

Jan 2008 - Dec 2008


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

Further investigation of the complexities in design, architecture, digital tools, making, creation, and theory.

Jun 2013 - current

University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, BArch, School of Architecture

Rigorous studies in conceptual design, representation, the acquisition of making skills using shops & tools, 3D modeling software & rendering skill development, and finally the instilling of the wonderment required in all designers to keep making, investigating, studying, and applying oneself.

Aug 2005 - May 2010


Magna Cum Laude, Award


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