RICHARD FRANKLIN

Sabir Richardson Weisburg, PLLC (SRW)

SAY IT LOUD - New York

SAY IT LOUD - A'18

SAY IT LOUD - United Nations 

SAY IT LOUD - United Nations World Wide

New York Based Designer

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that it was an area of interest for you? 

Discovered architecture while searching for a merit badge book as a Boy Scout and saw this pamphlet for an Architecture Merit Badge with a picture of a man who dressed like Lester Young. It was Frank Lloyd Wright. I was 14. That was 1955

RICHARD FRANKLIN

Bio:

Mr. Franklin has more than 40 years of experience in the practice of architecture, planning and urban design, construction and construction delivery methods including design build, project management, construction administration and business management. Prior to FAAP and SRW, Richard was Associate Partner at Davis Brody Bond, LLP and was Vice President of STV’s Aviation/Transportation Architecture (ATA) Division. Prior to STV he served as Managing Principal for Davis Brody Bond, LLP after leaving his positions as the Assistant Chief Architect for the Architecture Unit of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ).

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

Discovered architecture while searching for a merit badge book as a Boy Scout and saw this pamphlet for an Architecture Merit Badge with a picture of a man who dressed like Lester Young. It was Frank Lloyd Wright. I was 14. That was 1955

What do you do?

I am a Partner in the firm of Sabir Richardson and Weisberg Engineering and Architecture

What excites you in the work you do?

The process of taking an idea to reality.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Construction – seeing a notion become substance.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Several

  • Peoples Clinic in St. Louis

  • The work with the Port Authority Architecture Unit of the Engineering Department 

  • Working with Max Bond’s office – Davis Brody Bond on the World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial Museum

Featured Project Name: 

World Trade Center September 11, Memorial and Museum

 

Featured Project Location: 

New York, NY

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2007- 2011

Role in Featured Project: 

Executive Project Manager – Construction Administration 

 

Featured Project Description:

WTC 9/11 Memorial - Managed the approval process of ten design packages submitted to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the entity responsible for regulatory review and approvals for the entire World Trade Center Site. Managing and developing the administrative process for the review and approval of shop drawing and submissions. Managed the process of substantial completion, including development of alternative design and construction approaches to successfully open the WTC Memorial on 9/11/11, and participated in the development of final punch lists for substantial completion. Participated in contract review meetings, shop drawing and submission reviews, construction observations and site visit reports interfacing with stake holders.

Photography Credit:

Davis Brody Bond LLP

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