Richard W. Jennings, FAIA is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and previously a member of the faculty 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, ownership transition, and mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Jennings has more than 30 years of professional experience leading design firms and in the design and construction of large-scale commercial, hospitality, and mixed-use projects. He was a co-founder, managing principal, president and CEO of a nationally-operating architecture and planning firm, and a principal and director of the architecture and technical services division 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 a member of the Project Management Institute, American Planning Association, and a member of the board of directors of the Charles Moore Foundation. He was a founding member of both the Integrated Practice and Infrastructure Sustainability research initiatives at Harvard University where he developed case studies and contributed to the text Infrastructure Sustainablity and Design published by Routledge. 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 where he received the Dimitris Pikionis Award for highest academic achievement. He also holds Master of Architecture (MArch), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Leading the Design Firm
Managing the Design Project