Personal Greeting Rich Farris, AIA

Envista Forensics
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Contact Details

Envista Forensics
2509 Evans Drive
Plano, TX
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Architect, author, and artist.

I published my first book on January 20, 2012:
"Principles of Creativity: Architecture's Insight to Invention" (on Amazon).

It took me about 25 years to get that book completed, because I found I needed several decades of professional experience before I could see design theory in full clarity. There's nothing like the real world to top off education.

I spent the first half of my career working mostly in hospitality architecture, and the last half working mostly in healthcare architecture--with several other building types mixed in along the way, just to keep things interesting.

I tried to avoid specialization along the way, as I enjoy a good waterproofing detail just as much as design concept. Well, maybe not just as much. But you get the idea.


Columbia University
New York, New York, United States
M.S. in Building Design and Architecture, 1987
1986 To 1987

Rice University
Houston, Texas, United States
Bachelor of Architecture, 1986
1984 To 1986

Rice University
Houston, Texas, United States
Bachelor of Arts, 1984
Art and Architecture
1980 To 1984

Job History

Rich Farris Architect
Design and constructon consultant
Plano, TX, United States
November 2011 - present

FKP Architects, Inc.
Project Designer
Dallas, TX, United States
August 1996 - November 2011