Richard Foster
Director of Design

Mr. Foster graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2001 with a Bachelor of Architecture. He was born in Fort Campbell, KY but grew up all over the country prior to making Knoxville home. In addition to Knoxville, he has worked in Atlanta, Ga and in Washington DC. As an Architect, he is interested in the experience of Place and its ability to shape us and in architecture as a vehicle for narrative. He has 15 plus years of experience and has led the design on a range of project types to create built environments that are engaging and environmentally responsible. His work has been recognized with numerous design awards.

Through his involvement in professional and community organizations, Richard’s focus is often the engagement of the architectural profession and the community at large. He has served on the board for the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and has served on multiple committees with the AIA ETN as well as the 2009 and 2010 State Convention Committees for the Tennessee Chapter of the AIA. He has also been actively involved with Knox Heritage since 2008.

Richard has been a lecturer at the University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design, teaching Design Studio and Computer Applications in Architecture and regularly serves as guest design critic.