Richard "Chip" Wachter AIA NCARB Architect/Partner

Richard Wachter has over nineteen years of professional experience, including the design and management of projects in eight states and seven countries.  Prior to joining Kidder Wachter Architecture and Design in 2005 he worked at a residential design firm on the historic island of Nantucket and in the New York based offices of Robert A. M. Stern, the Dean of Yale University’s School of Architecture.

Mr. Wachter’s experience includes work on the Zubiarte Retail Center in Bilbao, Spain, One St. Thomas Street, a high-rise residential structure in Toronto, Canada, a 205-unit residential building in West Chester, New York, and an office building on the French campus of Euro Disney.  Additionally he has worked on projects in Canary Islands and in Denver, Colorado’s Stapleton community, as well as the 103,000 square foot Misikwartier, a mixed-use residential and retail project in Arnhem, the Netherlands.  The Misikwartier project subsequently earned the 2006 Charter Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism.  Mr. Wachter’s work has been published in Architecture Magazine, Residential Architect, Period Homes Magazine, Residential Design/Build Magazine, the New York Times, the Toronto Star, Lake Erie Lifestyle Magazine, Erie Life Magazine, Metal Construction News, the Erie Times News, the Villager Newspaper, Modern Bride, and The Robert A. M. Stern Monograph, as well as in various regional periodicals.

Mr. Wachter received a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University.  He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Congress of Residential Architects, American Planning Association, Congress for the New Urbanism, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, and holds a certificate with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.   The NCARB certificate is a prerequisite for reciprocal licensure in all 50 states and Canadian provinces.  Mr. Wachter is licensed to practice architecture in Maryland, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

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