Profile People Richard Terrones

Richard Terrones

Vice President


Richard is Vice President and co-manages our Burlingame Office. He is an Architect versed in the full range of client and project services. He oversees Project and Program level work for large and small projects and has extensive experience in Educational Facility design and management.

With over 20 years of experience in the profession, Richard has perfected methods for Community-based design that utilize community engagement and extensive interaction with users and neighbors as a key means to satisfy both the goals of the community and those of the particular project. This expertise has generated a reputation of success for our firm at moving difficult projects forward. Richard's work provides structure, direction and results for our clients where there may otherwise be uncertainty.

He employs a comprehensive approach to project realization that considers a far wider range of considerations than most clients expect. These considerations include logistics, transitional strategies for facility evolution and long term multi-project program strategies that reduce impacts on users and effectively focus project resources on critical results.

Richard believes in community involvement as an avocation, not only professionally, but as a neighbor and an invested member of his community. He serves the Planning Commission, works tirelessly as an activists and volunteer within the local schools and assists local community groups in developing and presenting visions for action.

Richard has built high rise office buildings, world class hotels and dramatically fine grained residences that employ traditional building strategies. He has affected larger community design via the genetic influences of local and regional planning as well as through direct activism in support of the community.


  • BA, University of California, Berkeley


  • California, Architect No. 24686


  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Congress for New Urbanism (CNU)
  • Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH)


  • City of Burlingame, Planning Commissioner