Richard’s work spans a range of scales and typologies, focused on expanding the civic capacity of the landscape. Projects such as the competition-winning design for Hunts Point under the Rebuild by Design initiative, the new U.S. Embassy in London, Dilworth Park in Philadelphia, and a strategic plan for Detroit’s historic Eastern Market exemplify a practice focused on sustainable, economical and well-crafted public design. Richard is currently helping lead the development of the Los Angeles River Master Plan, a new, unified vision for the 51-mile corridor to reconnect the river to the diverse communities of LA County and to one another, while addressing significant flooding risks along the river corridor. Richard serves on the board for Studio Ludo, an innovative play research non-profit, and regularly provides pro-bono design services through Philadelphia’s Community Design Collaborative.
Richard began his studies in landscape architecture at Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design and then a Master of Landscape Architecture. He first joined OLIN in 2001 upon receiving his Master of Community Planning. He has served as an invited guest juror at Arizona State University, Auburn University, Temple University and University of Pennsylvania, and is a past member of Auburn University’s Landscape Advisory Council.