“I want a future where we are curious, interested, visionary, and adaptive.” – adrienne maree brown
Richard was born to Filipino and South African parents. He explores overlaps of identity, culture, and design through his art, community engagement, and architecture. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Architecture and a minor in cultural anthropology, Richard spent a year in voluntary service at a local non-profit in Seattle. He is deepening his understanding of his Filipino-South African heritage, through the lens of collage.
In his free time, Richard enjoys playing soccer, making art, bicycling, and exploring Seattle by foot.
Richard is currently working on the Filipino Community Village project and Fa-Sheng Temple.