2RKS Architecture + Design
Richard has been a qualified architect in NSW for the last 25 years. Originally from NYC, Richard has developed a versatile career spanning 4 decades in architecture, interior design, project management, inventing and lecturing. Richard holds 2 commercial patents and has designed projects in the USA, Europe, China and Australia. He enjoys a design challenge of any kind and draws upon his experiences and knowledge gained throughout his career.
Having designed the first passive solar house in Las Vegas in 1989, Richard embraces design and innovation with concept and meaning. To design in consideration of long term use and operating costs in buildings and interiors adds another dimension to projects by adding value. This has proved to be successful especially in todays’ expensive Sydney market where people are building to stay rather than to sell.
In academia, Richard has written courses and lectured at Parsons School of Design in NYC from 1995 to 2000. Richard has been a lecturer at Laureate Universities Australia in Ultimo teaching Environmental Design and Professional Practice since 2014. Adding to his portfolio of industry experience, Richard seeks to help educate the next generation of building and design professionals in Australia with creativity and vision.