Richard collaborates across disciplines to achieve the integration and consensus needed to address some of architecture's most urgent issues.
In more than 25 years leading projects at KieranTimberlake, Richard has worked to move architecture forward while creating projects that remain deeply rooted to place and culture. He has been responsible for acclaimed projects including the Embassy of the United States in London, Dilworth Park, a new transit hub and park in Philadelphia, a renovation and addition to Congregation Rodeph Shalom, and Levine Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, a building that incorporated the first active curtainwall of its type in North America.
Richard currently oversees New York University's 181 Mercer, a multi-use high-rise building in Greenwich Village; the East End Transformation of Washington University in St. Louis's Danforth Campus; and the renovation of the iconic Welcome Center at LOVE Park in Philadelphia. He has applied his special interest in performing arts to a range of projects for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Arden Theatre Company, and the Philadelphia Theatre Company.
A passionate advocate for architectural innovation, Richard has spoken internationally on topics including urbanism, facade technology, and working in historic contexts. At each engagement, he asks audiences to reconsider what is possible in architecture by investigating sustainability, tectonics, design processes, and construction methodology.
In addition to his speaking engagements, Richard frequently serves on design award juries. As chair of the 2010 AIA Honor Awards, Richard led the jury to recognize projects that build community and conserve natural resources. His commitment to community has led Richard to volunteer for a number of Philadelphia's local nonprofit organizations, and he also serves on the boards of the AIA Philadelphia and the Arden Theatre Company, a leading regional theater in Philadelphia.