Richard Foley, AIA
Richard Foley has over 35 years of experience in the design of commercial and institutional buildings, as well as healthcare, educational and transportation related facilities. He has been the project manager on major projects including schools, correctional facilities, a museum, hospitals, courthouses, a city hall, convention centers, and “themed” entertainment venues. His skill in programming, team coordination, supervision and contract administration have affected each project positively and he has effectively brought his projects to their timely conclusion. He was the project manager for the Bin Hai International Convention Center in Tianjin, PRC.
Richard began working with our firm in 1973. He was also a principal of his own firm, FSI/Foley Schwartzberg International, Inc. operating offices in Houston, Texas and later in West Palm Beach, Florida. He later moved to Florida to work with Spillis Candela DMJM in Florida designing health care and other types of projects. We were pleased when he rejoined our firm in 2002.
While in Florida, Richard was involved with designing the award winning Orange County Regional History Center, a $35 million adaptive reuse of a 1926 courthouse into an interactive history museum. The museum’s plaza was designed as a cypress dome with an interactive fountain as its watershed center point. The project won AIA, ASLA and State Historical Preservation awards as well as an award from the Downtown Development Board for assisting in the revitalization of downtown Orlando.
Corporate architecture is a very important aspect of Richard’s career. One interesting project was completed in 1996. Richard and his architectural/engineering team provided design and implementation documents to their Brazilian counterparts to completely renovate an existing 120,000 square foot bank tower in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The existing Mitsubishi Bank was converted into the new administration and operations facility for Bank of Boston.
Bachelor of Architecture, City College of New York
Bachelor of Science, City College of New York
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