Richard Keleher
Senior Architect

Professional Experience
Senior architect in charge of technical quality reviews for design and construction documents on over a billion dollars worth of heavy construction, office buildings, libraries, museums, hospitals, labs. Nationally known for expertise on building enclosures. Added skill in providing creative technical support for early-stage integrated design. Creator of standard details and drafting conventions.

Areas of expertise include quality control of design and construction documents and construction administration process, development of standard drawings, details, and specifications, as well as mentoring, motivating and training staff.

Experienced in reviewing cladding designs and documentation for technical quality and completeness, designing cladding systems, and writing forensic reports based on evaluations in the field.

Education
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island – B. Architecture, 1967.

Professional Memberships
Registered Architect in Massachusetts and Member, American Institute of Architects.
Board Member, National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Building Enclosure and Thermal Environment Council (BETEC).
Member, Boston Society of Architects.
Founder and current chair, Boston Society of Architects Building Enclosure Council.
Member, Construction Specifications Institute.
Member, American Architectural Manufacturers Association Task Group on Pressure-Equalized Rain Screen Cladding Systems.
ASHRAE Fundamentals, Handbook Improvement Workshop, Atlanta, GA.
BEST2 (Building Enclosure Science & Technology) Conference Session Chair for Daylighting.

Publications
Author of articles in Progressive Architecture, ArchitectureBoston, and The Construction Specifier.
Primary contributor, AIA Manual of Practice on Construction Contract Administration.

Teaching
BuildBoston annually 1992-2008: Moderator of workshops on Rainscreen Cladding.
Lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on detailing of architectural cladding systems.

Community
Founder of the Green Team in Concord, Massachusetts, which advocates for high performance sustainable design of public facilities.
Member, Willard School Building Committee, Concord Public Schools, 2006-2009.