M.Arch. Richard Moreta, NCARB, NAAB, Master Dottorato di Ricerca in Architettura e Design
Richard Moreta Castillo was born in New York City. He lived and studied for his Bachelor’s Degree and his Master’s Degree in Architecture and Design in the Caribbean (Santo Domingo), the U.S., Germany, and in Italy. In Italy, Richard studied under Alessandro Guirreiro at the “Futurarium” Master in Design (Ref. Politecnico Di Milano). He received his Master dottorato in Milan in 2002. Richard became a Member of the “Studio Radiosity” (Ref. “Studio Menphis” / Guirreiro, Mendini & Ettore Sottsass) design movement that led the way, and so shaped events, in the area of design in the eighties and nineties. After his work with HOK (Hellmuth, Obata+Kassabaum as an airport and entertainment designer) and Studio Radiosity, Richard “Katharsis4Design” in Germany in 2003. Upon moving to Miami in 2004, he started working with Bernardo Fort-Brescia at ”Arquitectonica” and later acting as a Design Director for various firms at South Florida.
Richard is the Architect Designer and Team Leader for development of hospitality, high end residential, aviation, public, residential, industrial and commercial complex facilities at GMZ Design. He interacts with people from the contracting, project scheduling, financing and marketing sectors of the industry. Richard also works as a consultant to corporate clients based in Europe, Florida, and the Caribbean. For over the last 15 years, he has had an extensive background in Design and Construction, working in continental Europe, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, and the U.S.
He has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and the Americas and has taught in several institutions in the US, Europe and the Americas.
The work of Richard has been published in local and international magazines even Hospitality Design, US; Aeroflt, Rusia; PM Perspektive, Germany; Abitare, Italy; Kenchi Bunka, Japan, magazine of HOUSE; South Beach and other, he also received the Prize of "AIA Excellence in Design" for his design work "Vertropolis" in Dubai. Richard is a member founder GMZ, a group of architectural designers recognized with offices in New York, Miami and San Francisco, Berlin and the Caribbean.
PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
CODIA Awards 2011 "Most Distinguished Overseas Architect from the Dominican Republic", Colegio Dominicano de Ingenieros , Arquitectos y Agrimensores
Overseas Director of Liaisons of the Dominican Architects Society, Sociedad de Arquitectos de la República Dominicana (SARD), 2011
Overseas Director of Liaisons of Encounter of Faculties of Architecture, Encuentro Nacional de Escuelas y Facultades de Arquitectura, DR, 2011(SARD), 2011 (During Arq. Erwin Cott Pres.)
Finalist Award for the “Radical Innovation”, Hospitality Design Magazine, Green Global Competition. (2009)
AIA (American Institute of Architects) Design Excellence Award 2008 for “Vertropolis” Riyadh, (Design Comp. Vs. Rem Koolhaas) Design Director Team HHCP (2008)
Second Price Award for the Shenyang Odeum, (Design Comp. Vs. Zaha Hadi) Shenyang, China. Design Director Team HHCP (2008)
AIA (American Institute of Architects) Design Excellence Award for the “Sarasota Herald Tribune HQ”, Sarasota, USA. Design Team Arquitectonica (2006)
Department of Defense, Achievement Medal for Civilian, service as Architect and Project Manager[US, civilian medal] (1996)
North Atlantic Treated Organization Civilian Medal, Former Yugoslavia, service as Architect and Project Manager [NATO, Civilian medal] (1996)
Corps of Engineers Civilian Medal, Former Yugoslavia, service as Architect and Project Manager [NATO, civilian medal] (1996)
Operation Joint Endeavor, Award for Civilian, services as Architect and Project Manager Certificate five years of service in the United Nations (UN) Peace mission in Former Yugoeslavia and Government of the United States of America, service as Architect and Project Manager (1996)
Design Awarded Friedberg Fire Department, Germany