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Richaven Architecture & Sustainable Preservation

Richaven Architecture and Sustainable Preservation is a full-service architecture, historic preservation and planning practice, specializing in technical preservation issues, contract documents, and project management, founded by Principle Brian Rich, AIA, LEED BD+C, CCCA, PMP. Brian has over 24 years’ experience with both theoretical and practical expertise in preservation, including both professional work and volunteer work on state and local level organizations and landmark commissions, with deep roots in the South Puget Sound area.

Brian is committed to professional community involvement, as the President for the Northwest Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology International and serves on the Washington State Heritage Barn Advisory Committee. He is also the past Chair of the King County Landmarks Commission and past Chair of the KCLC’s Design Review Committee, served on the Board of Trustees for the Olympic Manor Community and 4 Culture’s Historic Preservation Advisory Committee. In addition, Brian teaches the Technical Issues in Historic Preservation class at the UW.

Richaven approaches historic buildings with the goal of future-proofing them against natural and man-made hazards. Through his research at the UW, Brian has defined future-proofing as “the process of anticipating the future and developing methods of minimizing the negative effects while taking advantage of the positive effects of shocks and stresses due to future events” (Journal of Preservation Education and Research, November 2014). More information on Brian’s Principles of Future-Proofing is available at principlesoffutureproofing.com..

When you don’t know why your brick is spalling, paint failing, or what to do with your older building, give Brian a call. More info is available at richaven.com or Brian’s profile on Linkedln.

Categories: Architects, Preservation Consultants – Research, Documentation, Survey, & Nominations

Region: West


Brian D. Rich, AIA, LEED BD+C, CCCA, PMP, Principal


9000 23rd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117