Richard is a major figure in Canadian architecture. His iconic buildings comprise a significant portion of the architectural legacy of both the lower mainland and the country at large. Richard is the Founding Partner of Henriquez Partners Architects.
Working from an imaginative tradition as a sculptor and assembler of form, Richard transforms projects into highly symbolic works narrated through public ritual, myth, and traces of memory—real or imagined. His profound visions for places and communities are evident in projects such as Vancouver’s Gaslight Square, the Environmental Sciences Building at Trent University, New Westminster’s Justice Institute of British Columbia, the Sinclair Centre, and SAGE at Wesbrook Place.
In 2005, Richard won the Gold Medal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), which is the most prestigious award for lifetime achievement in Canadian architecture. He has been bestowed with numerous other honours, including RAIC/Governor General’s Awards, Lieutenant Governor’s Awards, an honourary Doctor of Laws from Simon Fraser University in 2009, and an AIBC Lifetime Achievement award in 2013.
Contact Richard through Carmen Wong.