Richard Weie

Orange County  |  Principal
Architecture is frozen music – Gothe

Born and raised in the Port of Los Angeles (San Pedro). Discovered my architectural acumen in high school and never looked back. I attended Los Angeles Harbor Junior College receiving my AA degree. Later transferred to Cal Poly Pomona in which I was part of the student body to help get the school accredited for the Architecture program. Upon graduation worked for a few qualitative firms for the next 27 years during in which I became licensed in 5 states (CA, NV, AZ, CO, and NM) and NCARB certified.

I joined Urban Arena in the spring of 2007 to help establish the architecture dept. I served on the Orange County American Institute of Architects Board of Directors during 2009-2014 in which in 2013 served as President.

My projects have won multiple Builder Program awards over the years. I have been awarded by Habitat for Humanity their “Orange County While Collar Professional of the Year” for years of pro-bono service on multiple projects all over Orange County. Another award that I attained is the “John S. Bolles Fellowship” from California Council of the American Institute of Architects for years of service to the architectural profession.

I am married going on 27 plus years now with my wife Dianne, with two college attending children (Rory and Charli).

Hobbies include watching sports on the tube, occasionally playing a bad round of golf, with a little tennis and snow skiing mixed in when the time and opportunity allows. I also love going to the gym to work out when I can, and am always walking and playing with our dog Reagan. Lastly I love to cook outdoors on our smoker while enjoying the sunset and having a great glass of wine while listening to a little classic rock.