Richard is a landscape architect and urban designer at SWA San Francisco. Naturally curious about the world around him, Richard uses design as a vehicle to explore and ask interesting questions about our environment and cultures. He focuses his design work on creating ecologically resilient and socially just spaces for our changing cities, workplaces, lifestyle destinations, and cultural landscapes. His design approach focuses on capturing the inherent qualities of a site’s geography and history while considering the uncertain future that faces many of the locales we work in.
Work currently on the boards has a strong focus on public service through a reimagining of the cultural and civic landscapes such as the China Beach and Aquatic Park and Pier, two historic beach parks in San Francisco owned by the National Park Service; and a series of post-fire recovery projects such as Paramount Ranch for the National Park Service’s Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.