Richard believes in the iterative design strength of architecture to inspire responsible urbanization 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 master plans to mid-rise urban infill, his commitment to an agenda of creative city building encompasses residential, retail and workplace uses which drive commercial objectives and are recognized for their design excellence.
Richard is actively engaged in the development and design industry, currently serving on the Advisory Board of the Urban Land Institute Toronto and acting as the Chair of the Canadian chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. As a design advocate, he is currently a member of the Markham Design Review Panel and former vice-Chair of the City of Vaughan Design Review Panel. He has previously held the role of co-Chair of the Toronto Society of Architects and is a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.