Richard believes in the iterative design strength of architecture to inspire responsible urbanisation in evolving global cities. As a Design Principal at Quadrangle Architects in Toronto and the director of their Shanghai office, he leads teams responsible for the design of complex and sustainable projects at diverse scales. From large masterplans to midrise urban infill, his commitment to an agenda of accretive city building encompasses residential, retail and workplace uses which drive commercial objectives and are recognised for their design excellence.
Understanding the importance of industry partnership and city building, Richard is currently on the advisory board of for the Urban Land Institute Toronto and is the chairman of the Canadian chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. He is also currently a member of the Markham Design Review Panel and was the former vice-Chair of the Vaughan Design Review Panel. A strong advocate of sustainable design principles, Richard was one of three architects invited to represent Ontario's green build sector in the Premier's 2009 CleanTech trade mission to India and 2013 trade mission to China.
In addition to city building, he is actively engaged in the design industry as mentor and leader – Richard previously held the role of Chairman of the Toronto Society of Architects and is a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.