Rick remembers his first day at Beck fondly, “I started my first day as the partner-in-charge of the Nasher Sculpture Center project, sitting in a meeting with Renzo Piano and Mr. Nasher.” As Beck’s Chief Design Officer, Rick oversees the proper execution of designs, assuring design continuity and the highest design quality standards on all our projects. He’s been involved with many of the firm’s most notable projects, including the Hunt Oil Company Headquarters, Old Parkland and SaRang Community Church. “I enjoy working with our teams on project designs. I love to see a client’s program turn into three-dimensional form.” Passionate about the value of integrated design and construction, Rick leads the AIA Project Delivery Knowledge Community and the Center for Integrated Practice. He is a noted speaker and writer on the value of integration and the changes taking place in the design industry. A lover of the arts, Rick serves on the boards for the Business Committee for the Arts and the SMU Meadows School of the Arts. He was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2015. Away from work, you’ll find Rick tearing up the track. He’s a driving instructor with the Porsche and BMW clubs, and is a big Formula 1 fan.