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Applying his analytical abilities to architectural design problem solving with a strong and creative sense, Richard serves as a primary source of design concepts for the firm.  Richard has the experience, confidence and vision to guide clients through essential programming and strategic planning efforts, gain consensus of all stakeholders and provide a framework for future project decisions.


Richard is committed to developing designs that are not only innovative and inclusive of all the client’s needs and aspirations, but also include specific strategies for implementation and development.  Taking the leadership role in ZHA Architects’ interactive design process, Richard creates close partnerships with our clients and engages them in meaningful dialogue to find the perfect architectural expression of form and functionality.  His approach has proven to be a sound one serving our clients well for more than thirty years.


Richard holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with adjunct studies at the University of Salzburg and Montgomery College.  He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Washington DC Chapter of the AIA and sits on the Architectural Review Board of the Loudoun Gateway Business Park.  Richard holds active architectural registrations in thirteen states. 



Using his experience both within the United States and abroad, Anwar directs ZHA Architects’ Construction Services with a deep understanding of the constructability and logistical considerations that influence the direction of our projects as design work begins.  These designs are ultimately shaped into architecture through his insight during the construction document and contract administration phases.


Responsible for construction document production, Anwar has the expertise, background and leadership qualities required to orchestrate the diverse group of architects, designers, engineers and specialists that may be involved to achieve a creative and successful building.  His ability to tailor the many routine activities that are required of every project to the unique needs our clients enables Anwar to maintain even the most aggressive delivery schedules with accurate and constructable documents.  Clients place their complete trust in Anwar as they learn very quickly that he is extremely conscientious about their needs, budget and schedule.


Anwar holds a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Bangladesh University of Engineering.  He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Washington DC Chapter of the AIA.  Anwar is a registered architect in Washington DC and Virginia.