Richard Keating

JACOBS | Los Angeles, United States

About

Graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968 after finishing a year on an excavation in Greece, Richard Keating informed his mentor in Architectural History that if he was to pursue a PhD in that field he wanted to write on Tall Buildings. For that reason and with the intention of returning to academia after gaining specific knowledge, Richard Keating began his career at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago. During the first eight years with SOM he decided to pursue a career in architecture rather than History. Working with senior partner Bruce Graham, he was a designer on numerous international projects, new towns, large office buildings, research facilities, and retail centers. In 1976, he was asked to open an office for SOM in Houston, Texas which he built to a practice of 200 architects, engineers, and interior designers. In 10 years, the office designed and built nearly…

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CTBUH Roles

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Shanghai 2012)

Annual Conference, Peer Review Committee (Shanghai 2012)

CTBUH Initiatives

Videos

14 August 2013

Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff;...

Videos

12 April 2013

Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti;...

Research

26 February 2001

Richard Keating, Richard Keating Architecture

Twenty years ago during the extraordinary building boom of the 80’s, we saw a plethora of object buildings in the U.S. exalting the glories of...