In collaborative engagements with project stakeholders, architects, and engineers, Richard Friedson FAIA leads a holistic approach to problem solving that thoroughly explores a project's issues, needs, and opportunities. Known for listening, communicating strategic ideas, and developing conceptual alternatives, Friedson builds consensus for a design direction that balances intuition and logic, and results in a sustainable, energy efficient vision that expresses its purpose, culture and time, and creates a place that will last and be loved.
A native Californian and graduate of USC’s School of Architecture, Friedson began his professional career as a design associate of Eva Jiricna in London, England. Over more than 40 years since, he has been in practice in Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, and Washington, D.C.; has planned and designed projects in 22 states; and has garnered more than 40 awards for his contributions to urban design, planning, architecture, and product design. His work has been featured in Progressive Architecture Magazine, Architectural Record Magazine, Architecture Magazine, Architecture California, A+U Magazine, ID Industrial Design, and Aaron Betsky's book Violated Perfection.