Mr. Richard S. Napoli, AIA is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Architecture and currently teaches a course in the graduate architectural program titled Architectural Representation I and previously co-taught a class on urban + regional planning. Richard has also taught as an adjunct professor in the RITs’ College of Design for Interior Design BFA. He has been a guest lecturer and design critic for many years prior.
Richard has over three decades of experience in both interior architecture and architectural design. He has been responsible for the design and implementation of a multitude of projects types including: higher education/university, corporate, commercial, industrial, dining services laboratory, business incubator, sound studios, senior living, veterinary clinics, retail and mixed- use. On past assignments, his responsibilities have included everything from master planning/visioning, developing brand identity, programming, schematic design, design development, thru final design documents and construction. As a managing architect, he is responsible for the complete project coordination including: the client’s representative, sub-consultants, specialty consultants, contractors, vendors, and engineering staff in order to implement the design intent.
Constructed projects that he has been involved with, have been awarded numerous accolades for design. This includes awards from the American Institute of Architects for Design Excellence and Design Merit, as well as from the Illuminating Engineers Society for lighting design. His work has been featured in trade publications, and local newspaper articles. The constructed projects he has worked on professionally include those spread across the United States, UK, Dubai and Bahrain.
Richard has been actively involved in local American Institute of Architects chapter having served as Treasurer and professional advocate for the Emerging Architect Associates, young professionals Committee. He has also been active in the Rochester Regional Community Design Center, as both a charrette participant as well as a facilitator on a number of projects.
Richard is also a fine artist working in pen/ink, pencil, watercolor and acrylic mediums.