Teh Kon

35 years experience in the architectural profession. Has been responsible for all phases of project development including master planning, design, preparation of construction documents, bidding assistance, and construction administration. Previous background experience includes the design and development of manufacturing facilities, schools, nursing centers, self-care retirement apartments, office buildings, hospitals, shopping centers, banks, restaurants, and civic buildings.


Richard believes in design efficiency. Coupled with inspiration drawn from both natural and man-made settings, he has built an instinctive design vocabulary. By combining this intuitive style with the desires of the client, a successful balance in planning and aesthetics is created. It's a philosophy which occurs in the design process, the project program, building circulation, interior and exterior design, and material choices as well. By infusing the entire process with this approach, buildings become more pure and expressive in their built environment.


Powell believes his primary role as an architect is one that first listens and observes, then takes action. As architects, Powell feels we have a major responsibility for how the built environment relates to the natural environment. This relationship is a kind of dialogue that can be played many different ways. What creates success is to allow ourselves to listen to this dialogue throughout design, making appropriate decisions that strengthen both environments.