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Mr. Richard Buday, FAIA

Archimage, Inc.
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Archimage, Inc.
Houston, TX


Richard Buday, FAIA is an architect, writer, educator, and member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. He co-founded Buday Wells Architects in 1983, which became Archimage in 1990. The digital arts studio won more than 40 design awards during its 33-year run, from buildings and interiors to short films, broadcast television commercials, illustration and graphics, websites, and interactive media. Today, Richard is applying lesson learns researching and developing health video games to architecture theory.

Richard was an early pioneer in computers in architecture, teaching digital graphics at the University of Houston College of Architecture for more than ten years and publishing on new media in design. He co-authored the American Institute of Architects CAD Layer Guidelines, which is now part of the US National CAD Standards. Richard began research on the use of entertainment technology for teaching, training and improving health behaviors in the 1990s, serving as a collaborator and as Principal Investigator of numerous National Institutes of Health grants. 

He has shared his research through more than 90 articles in magazines, refereed scientific journals, and edited books, leading to invited lectures at over 100 national and international conferences and symposia. He also co-authored a novella for middle-school age children, novels for parents of young children, and an ethics course for health profession students written in the form of a choose-your-own-adventure story. He continues publishing articles on architecture and behavior.

Articles about Richard, Buday Wells Architects, and Archimage have appeared in U.S. News & World Report, The Financial Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Boston Globe, ID Magazine, Architecture, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record and broadcasts on CBS, ABC, Pacifica, and National Public Radio. Archimage clients include Baylor College of Medicine, Compaq Computer Corporation, IBM, Knowledge Adventure, Nintendo, Northwestern University, the National Cancer Institute, the Texas State Education Agency, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner Communications, and Ziff-Davis Communications.


School of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kent, Ohio, United States
Bachelor of Architecture, 1977

Job History

Houston, TX, United States
January 1991 - present

University of Houston College of Architecture
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Houston, TX, United States
January 1983 - January 1995

Buday Wells Architects
Houston, TX, United States
January 1983 - January 1991

Ken R. Harry & Associates
Director of Design
Houston, TX, United States
January 1981 - January 1983

Skidmore, Ownings, and Merrill
Senior Designer
Houston, TX, United States
January 1977 - January 1981