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Richard J. Furman, AIA Curriculum Vitae


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Bachelor of Science in Art and Design, 1981
Master of Architecture, 1984

POSITIONS HELD:                

President, Furman & Furman Architects    (1995-Present)
Vice President, Furman & Furman Architects (1987-1995)



-       Connecticut  
-       New Jersey   
-       New York  
-       Pennsylvania


·        American Institute of Architects (AIA)
·        National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
·        International Code Council (ICC)


Beyond The Box
A study of the zoning responses to big box retail development in
manufacturing districts in New York City - 1996

Citizens Ambassador Program
Architectural Delegation to South Africa led by Kenneth D. Maynard, 
Exchange of ideas and practices with architectural designers, 
educators and students - 1997

Special Zoning Sub-committee - Manhattan Community Bd. #2
Review of New York City Department of City Planning proposal for 
Unified Bulk Program.
Public Member – 2001

UC Berkeley – Haas School of Business
Guest Class Lecturer – Real Estate Economics and Finance
Subject:  How architects and developers communicate
Spring 2006


Veneto Experience – Venice, Italy

Explorations in Lateral Design Thinking

Using Scarpa as a reference & a point of departure

In conjunction with program founder & director Shun Kanda, Architect, Educator & Senior Lecturer at MIT

Instructor – 2017 to Present

AREAS OF DISCIPLINE:               

Cinema Design (Primarily Urban settings)

Residential Design

Healthcare Design

Recreational Facilities Design

Adaptive Reuse
Master planning and site design

Furman & Furman Architects is a full service Architectural Design studio in NYC with a wide portfolio of projects from small high end residential to commercial developments. FFA collaborates with wide range of consultants such as interior designers, lighting designers, electrical, mechanical & structural engineers to execute holistic design. 


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