Since 1987, I have striven to bring imaginative design to residential, healthcare, and commercial clients.
I create new and renovated spaces that relate to the outdoors, readily serve their purpose, and are enjoyable to live, work, or play in. I balance innovation with a response to the site and its context of landscape or other buildings. I look for creative ways to solve design problems. Natural light is extremely important to me, and I try to integrate it well with the interior environment. One way I work differently from most architects is by always giving a great deal of attention to often overlooked energy-saving and sustainable design concepts. Another example is that I am adamant about understanding the environment that the client will later work or live in. I always consider the activities of the workspace or family space, as well as how the design will positively influence their experience in those spaces. Anyone can make a design complicated.............the real challenge of an architect is to create a simple design.
I enjoy working on different building types, from custom homes to healthcare facilities, retail spaces, offices, and any project unique and challenging. It's the variety of projects that keep my enthusiasm and offer a chance to present fresh and innovative ideas.
My approach is collaborative. Rather than initiating a project with a single theory or concept, I like to explore many options and create the best solution for the client. Architectural excellence and ultimately the client's satisfaction depend on the quality of people involved, their ability to work as a team, and the degree of attention given to every project. The ability to individually focus on each project is very satisfying.
As a principal of a small firm offering full architectural services, it is my responsibility to guide the client through the design and construction process, from the first conceptual sketch to the final finishing touches. Although each of my projects vary in expression to respond to the client's unique requirements, the manner in which I approach each project is consistent. My primary objective is to understand and interpret the client's needs, and create solutions that work now and in the future.
Joel P. Slaughter, D.M.D. Bruce S. Logan, D.D.S. Associates for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dear Drs. Slaughter and Logan:
"Congratulations are in order on your selection of a local architect. In all my years of reviewing plans, this is perhaps the most thorough set of documents I have ever seen. I also happened to see a project of Mr. Richey's receiving an award in a national architectural magazine that we subscribe to. If Mr. Richey's costs are in order, you are definitely getting your monies worth out of him and his personnel."
John MarascoRobert Marasco, ArchitectColorado Springs, Colorado