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Richard Meier
Richard Meier

Richard Meier

Getty Museum

New York, NY USA

"It's not so much what you do; it's how you do it and what your attitude is about it."

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Richard's work combines: Design, Engineering, and Building Things

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Day In The Life


I believe that architecture has the power to inspire, to elevate the spirit, to feed both the mind and the body.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    Cornell University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Growing up, he had a drafting board in his basement where he'd conceptualize model boats and airplanes.

  • 2.

    He always wanted to make the world a better place through the things that he built.

  • 3.

    Naturally, his path led him to architecture school, and from there, he "never looked back."

  • 4.

    He loves architecture because he believes it has the power to heighten the human perception.

  • 5.

    Knows he's in the right profession because it gives him pleasure to take chaos and try to give it meaning.

  • 6.

    Says that he's as excited about his current projects as he was 30 years ago.

  • 7.

    Even with his impressive portfolio, he still worries about what will happen once the next project is done, and where the next job will come from.

  • 8.

    He stresses that there are plenty of things you can do well, but you can't do them all; you should devote yourself to what gives you pleasure.