Rick Harlan Schneider began ISTUDIO architects with a dedication to developing a smarter, “greener”, and more resilient built environment. His studio employs an innovative and artful approach to the design of public places and spaces. Rick leads the team to consider the broader needs and long-term impact of design for local communities and the healthy functioning of their natural ecosystems. This approach has led to richer design solutions for educational facilities and community-oriented projects around the world. The studio’s award-winning and transformative work has been published in Metropolis, Dwell, Forbes, and the New York Times.