Lecture: DIVERSITATEM PROPRIORUM
(Diversity & Specialties)
Brian Richard, AIA, NCARB, is an Executive Vice President and the Science and Technology Practice Leader at Kirksey. Brian has nearly 20 years of experience as an Architect and is licensed to practice in multiple states. Hailing from a small town near New Orleans, Louisiana, Brian graduated magna cum laude with an Honors Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1999. From there, Brian completed his architectural internship in Louisiana and Texas and since has owned a successful architectural practice in Houston focusing on complex, technology-based projects - before transitioning to a leadership position at Kirksey Architects.
At Kirksey, Brian’s Science & Technology team focuses on industrial projects, mission critical, laboratory & research, and complex projects for Fortune 500 companies primarily serving the Energy, Oil & Gas, Chemical, and Technology sectors. Team provides a fresh perspective to the ever evolving energy, oil and gas, and industrial markets in and around Houston. In addition, Brian’s team serves as a resource for our region’s institutions of higher learning.
Brian was named a top 40 Under 40 in business by the Houston Business Journal in 2010, top 20 Under 40 by Engineering News Record in 2011, and was the only Architect honored in the Houston Business Journal’s Who’s Who in the Energy Business in 2014. Brian is also an active school board member for the Education Council of Corpus Christi Catholic School, and enjoys spending time with his family (wife and two children), hunting, fishing, and all things outdoors.
Paid parking is available in the parking garage off of Girard Park Drive.