Richard Jennings

Richard Jennings, FAIA is an architect and consultant to architectural and engineering firms with more than 30 years of professional experience in the design and construction of large-scale commercial projects in the U.S. and abroad. Previously, he was co-founder, president and CEO of a nationally-operating architectural and planning firm, and principal and division director of a 700-person Houston-based global architecture, engineering and construction management firm, where he also served as managing director of several of its offices. In addition to his design firm leadership roles, he has developed real estate projects, served as a real estate development consultant, and documented one of the earliest integrated approaches to project delivery. He teaches professional practice courses in design firm leadership, project management, and project delivery at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and The University of Texas at Austin. He previously taught professional practice at Rice University. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he is registered to practice architecture in multiple states and holds the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certificate. He holds Doctor of Design (DDes) and Master of Design Studies (MDesS) with Distinction degrees from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He also holds MArch, MBA, and BS degrees.