Richard W. Jennings, FAIA is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and lecturer in architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. A Senior Consultant with a New York investment banking firm, he provides advisory services to architecture and engineering firms in the areas of leadership and management, marketing, and mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Jennings has more than 30 years of professional experience in leading design firms and the design and construction of large-scale commercial projects. He was a co-founder, president and CEO of a nationally-operating architecture and planning firm, and was a principal and division director of a global architecture, engineering and construction management firm. He taught Professional Practice at the Rice University School of Architecture. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Dr. Jennings holds the National Council of Architectural Boards (NCARB) certificate and is registered to practice architecture in multiple states. He is also a member of the Project Management Institute, Academy of Management, American Planning Association, and member of the board of directors of the Charles Moore Foundation. He was a founding member of the Integrated Practice and Infrastructure Sustainability research initiatives at Harvard University. He holds a Doctor of Design (DDes) degree and Master of Design Studies (MDes) degree with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He also holds Master of Architecture (MArch), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Science degrees.