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Principals
David R. Richter, FAIA, NCARB, is President of Richter Architects. He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Architecture Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas in 1974. He began his practice with Kipp Winston in 1975. Mr. Richter was named Design Principal in 1979. Mr. Richter was chosen for advancement to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 1995 as national recognition of his inclusive design philosophy and his influence on South Texas architecture. David R. Richter served as President of the Texas Society of Architects in 1998, and as President of the Texas Architectural Foundation 2001-2006. Mr. Richter is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, is CEO of Richter Architects. Born in Nanjing, China, she grew up in Hong Kong and Dallas, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974. She joined Kipp Richter & Associates in 1989. In 2001, the American Institute of Architects conferred Ms. Richter with a national Young Architects Award as recognition of her community-sensitive designs and her leadership role in heightening the public's awareness of regional and urban issues. In 2005, she was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects recognition of her contributions of national significance in making the profession of ever increasing service to the society. Ms. Richter served as President of the Texas Society of Architects in 2007 and currently serves as a regional director on the national board of the AIA.
Sam Morris, AIA, NCARB, is a Principal of Richter Architects. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Houston in 1980 and is a registered Architect. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is also certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Since joining the firm in 1980, he has served as a Principal, Project Architect, Production Manager and Construction Administrator on a diverse array of the firmís projects. A hands-on architect, Mr. Morris has extensive knowledge of construction systems and construction coordination. Mr. Morris served two terms as Secretary of the Corpus Christi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Stephen Cox, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Principal of Richter Architects. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1990 and a Masters of Architecture from Glasgow University in Scotland. Mr. Cox is registered architect and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Since joining the firm in 1996, he has served as a Principal, Project Architect, Production Manager and Construction Administrator on a diverse array of the firm's projects. Mr. Cox has in-depth experience with the firm's work for General Services Administration's Design Excellence projects. Mr. Cox served President of the Corpus Christi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.