Richaven Architecture & Preservation was founded in 2012, and principal Brian Rich has over 28 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 160 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 7.3 million square feet and $2.6 billion in project costs. This experience includes 108 renovations of existing buildings, 44 designated or eligible landmarks, 26 phased projects and 64 occupied-facility projects, garnering over 20 personal and project awards. Mr. Rich is a licensed drone pilot and was recently acknowledged as a leading historic preservation expert by the Association for Preservation Technology’s Recognized Professional program.


  • 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, Oregon, Idaho, Montana


9000 23rd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117