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Richard Aeck

Richard Aeck

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

A third generation architect with an M.S. Arch from MIT, M.Arch from Georgia Tech, and an Economics/Studio Art B.A. from Wake Forest, Richard is a architectural technologist and passionate supporter of the arts.

Stemming from initial formal training in lost-wax casting and stone carving under Henry Moore assistant Nathalie Lewis, his work has evolved from sculptural CNC-fabricated installations to facade design and architecture. Specific themes track through the whole, such as light structure, integrated enclosure systems, dynamic structure typology, systemic properties, insulation as structure, and modeling for fabrication.

After campaigns abroad for the Harvard 'Light Machine' at RPBW and a series of bridges/facades with RFR Engineers, the recent split role working remotely as a Facade Consultant for Front Inc and MIT Researcher allowed testing ideas that developed as a product of these diverse design experiences. 

Employment 

Front Inc, New York, NY, US, Facade Consultant

Nov 2013 - Nov 2016
 

RFR Engineers, Paris, FR, Architect

May 2011 - Oct 2013
 

RPBW, Genova, IT, Architect

Jan 2008 - Aug 2010
 

Education 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, SMArchS BT

Jan 2014 - Aug 2017
 
Sep 2004 - Dec 2007
 

Awards 

ENR Global Merit - King Bridge, Calgary (Team), TEKLA Global BIM (Team), Award

2015
 

MIT BT Fellowship (Individual), Award

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills