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Richard Kozono

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"My approach to design is based on a process of exploration and discovering the unique characteristics of an environment. What makes it challenging is the integration of client needs and pragmatic concerns with the art of architecture which results in innovative and sustainable results."

Richard Kozono
Director, Design


Richard has a broad background in architectural design, urban and master planning projects. Richard has been with Heller Manus for 15 years, and as a Director and Senior Designer, he focuses on the development and coordination of major design projects; and works directly with clients, consultants, contractors and planners. With over 26 years of experience, his knowledge encompasses a wide range of building types, including office, residential, hotel and retail projects. As a senior designer with detailed knowledge of the San Francisco Planning Code, the majority of Richard's project involvement focuses mainly on the early stages of the concept design and planning approval phases.


BS Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1984
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Fun Facts

  • Can't swim
  • Rafted down the Colorado River


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Favorite Projects @ Heller Manus Architects

  • 555 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Hayward City Hall, Hayward, CA
  • EmeryStation Plaza, Emeryville, CA