Richard A Keding Architect

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Richard A Keding Architect is a professional practice offering personalized architectural services to people who wish to build beautiful and distinctive environments.

The residences and other structures designed by Richard A Keding Architect uniquely fulfill their owners’ desires while maintaining quiet consonance with their natural surroundings. An atmosphere of sophisticated repose suffuses these buildings. Soft color vivifies the nuanced interiors. Fine materials and refined detailing complete an environment singularly sympathetic to the lives sheltered in the building.

Every project is designed by Richard Keding who also carefully reviews all work under construction. He is usually assisted in the preparation of construction drawings and specifications by other architects as needed. Ancillary services such as structural engineering, surveys, cost estimates, energy regulation compliance reports, landscaping design, lighting design, and geotechnical investigations are customarily secured from prequalified consultants.

Although based in California, the firm endeavors to serve clients regardless of geographical location. Digital technology in combination with a network of professional associates makes this possible.

Accepted as an apprentice by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957, Richard Keding subsequently served an extended internship in Wisconsin and Arizona which developed into a staff position with Taliesin Architects, the successor firm to Frank Lloyd Wright’s office. He later moved to California and became a project designer/manager with two major bay area firms - Gwathmey Sellier Crosby Architects and Ernest J. Kump Associates, who were primarily engaged in the design of community college and banking facilities. In establishing his own firm in Santa Rosa, he has designed commercial buildings and distinctive personal residences.

Richard Keding is a registered architect in the state of California, and in 1984 was granted Certification by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

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