Richaven Architecture & Preservation

Richaven Architecture & Preservation was founded in 2012, and principal Brian Rich has nearly 30 years’ experience in architecture, historic preservation, and construction management, specializing in technical issues and focused on future-proofing the built environment. Mr. Rich’s experience is rooted in the synergistic combination of professional practice on both the owner and design team sides of projects, on-site experience in construction management, volunteer service, and mentoring the next generation of architects.

Mr. Rich has completed over 179 projects with building sizes ranging in size from 232 to 946,000 square feet and project costs from $1,000 to $250 million, totaling over 7.6 million square feet and $2.9 billion in project costs.  This experience includes 117 renovations of existing buildings, 63 designated or eligible landmarks, 31 phased projects and 69 occupied-facility projects, garnering over 50 personal and project awards.  Brian is also a licensed drone pilot and provides aerial project documentation and assessment for historic building projects.  Brian earned his Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, and completed his Master’s Degree in Architecture and Certificate in Historic Preservation at the UW.  His thesis focuses on future-proofing historic buildings.

Among his many volunteer activities, Brian is President of the Northwest chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology, 14 year member of the Washington State Heritage Barn Advisory Committee, and serves on the Redmond Landmarks Commission.  Past activities include over 4 years as the FinCap Committee Co-Chair and Board Member at the historic University Heights Community Center, 9 years on the King County Landmarks Commission as Commission Chair and Design Committee Chair, Subject Matter Expert at the 2015 AIA Resilience Summit and the USGBC’s Resilience Working Group.  Brian is an inaugural member of the UW Alumni Association’s GOLD Council and an inaugural recipient of the UW Husky 100 Award.


  • Full Service Architecture
  • Historic Preservation Design & Documentation
  • Technical Preservation Analysis
  • Cultural Resources Research & Analysis
  • Condition Assessments
  • Pre-Design
  • Programming
  • Building & Zoning Code Analysis
  • Site Evaluation
  • Feasibility & Marketing Studies
  • Strategic & Long-Range Planning
  • LEED, Envision, and Sustainable Design
  • As-Built Documentation
  • Constructibility Reviews
  • Value Analysis
  • Stakeholder Relationship & Retention
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Specifications
  • Permitting


  • Project Representation
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Administration
  • Quality Control Management


  • Historic Preservation
  • Educational Facilities
  • Community Centers
  • Theatres
  • Transit Stations
  • Churches
  • Residences
  • Libraries
  • Performing Arts Venues
  • Temporary Venues
  • Institutional

Categories: Architects, Masonry, Preservation Consultants – Feasibility Studies/Building Assessment, Preservation Consultants – Regulatory Compliance, Preservation Consultants – Research, Documentation, Survey, & Nominations

Region: Statewide


9000 23rd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117