Since joining KPF in 1998, Richard has directed and coordinated a wide range of projects. His experience is diverse and includes tall towers, city master plans, and other unique efforts throughout the world. With a history of successful management practices and a vision that is not inhibited by scale, Richard’s expertise has made him essential to several of KPF’s largest undertakings. He is Managing Principal for the Lotte World Tower, a 555 meter tall mixed-use project nearing completion in Seoul, and New Songdo City, an entirely new ground up city in South Korea. Richard was instrumental in the planning and implementation of KPF’s 1,500 acre master plan, which features over 2,000 buildings and 600 acres of green space.
Richard’s projects cover a broad range of geographic areas including China, Korea, Indonesia, India, England, the Middle East, and the Americas. In Shanghai Richard led the SOHO Gubei tower; in Shenzhen the 400 meter China Resources Headquarters tower; in London, the Clifford Chance Headquarters, an office tower that includes various public amenities, integrating the project within the Canary Wharf neighborhood; in the United States, the design of the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, a project that has won several awards including honors from the AIA and MIPIM; in Dubai, the Royal Atlantis Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah; in India the FIFC which lists Citi, Apple and Oracle as major tenants; in New York a repositioning of 75 Rockefeller Plaza, the original headquarters for Standard Oil.
Working closely with firm co-founder, A. Eugene Kohn, Richard participated in teaching a course at Harvard Business School on building design in real estate. He has also been a guest speaker for multiple classes at Harvard’s Executive Education Center and the Young Presidents Organization.