Richard Murakami RA

Principal

Richard has over 35 years of architectural and interior design experience in the public realm, including master planning and design of municipal projects. He has a particular focus on police and public safety facilities, community gathering spaces, and parks and recreation projects. In addition to projects in the public realm, Richard has designed several restaurants and retail spaces.

Richard believes in connecting with his clients and the communities he is working with, while striving to provide them with designs that reflect their character and values. He believes in the power of design and its ability to shape our experiences within and around spaces.

Rich has been involved in managing all aspects of project delivery, from site selection, planning, programming, design, and interior design through construction documents and construction administration.

Rich has an excellent background as a team builder and personnel manager, coordinating the efforts of staff and consultants. He effectively manages community relations for design projects, working constructively with diverse groups and organizations. Rich stresses a collaborative team approach, focusing on the challenges and turning them into opportunities. Staying positive and focused are the keys to his approach.