Richard Kelly Jr

Richard Kelly Jr

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Architectural designer with experience at large-scale global firms, independent contracting and design from concept through execution. Notable projects have included the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American [NMAAHC] History and Culture, LinkedIn’s NY headquarters, the Frick Collection’s Portico Gallery and the US Embassy in Mexico City. Excels at bridging the gap between design and documentation by merging creative and technical expertise. Acknowledged leader with a successful track record of educating and motivating teams to work together. World traveler with a passion for understanding a myriad of cultures and perspectives to create innovative designs. 


Systems 32, Inglewood, CA, US, Senior Designer

Design consultant focused on bespoke details for high end cabinetry, furniture and millwork. Bringing attention to user interaction while enhancing design vision and atheistic detail, this role also included client liaison and project management. Projects range from boutique shops, high-end residential to conceptual housing.

Dec 2017 - Nov 2020

Mmoser Associate, New York, NY, US, BIM Coordinator/Designer

Led the office in the transition to BIM from AutoCad. Managed the construction drawings and assisted on the design team for LinkedIn (Empire State Building 100,000 sq ft.) and Workday (Pleasanton CA (325,000 sq ft). Additional projects included proposals and CA for several other clients.

Nov 2015 - Nov 2016

Davis Brody Bond, LLP, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Critical design member aiding with construction documents and design for Columbia’s Manhattanville Expansion, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and primary BIM Manager for OBO Mexico City Embassy.

May 2011 - May 2014


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), State College, PA, US, BArch, Architectural

Sep 2006 - May 2011

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