EASTON — RAUCH inc. has hired Virginia Richardson to lead its architectural department team.
Richardson brings extensive experience in design and construction management, having worked most recently with Delbert Adams Construction Group, managing multiple private residential and commercial projects, ranging from new building construction to existing structure renovations, with budgets ranging from $100,000 to over $13 million. She has overseen renovations and new construction for hotels, clubhouses, commercial kitchen and various other interior space fit-outs in the Annapolis and Baltimore area.
Richardson also previously served as staff architect for American University’s Office of Planning and Project Management in Washington, D.C. In this role, she managed all aspects of new construction and renovation projects, from inception to occupancy. Budgets on these projects were as high as $128 million, involving 500,000 square feet of space.
Richardson is adept at developing existing building conditions reports, space program planning, relocation services and incorporating value engineering into all of her projects.
In addition to her role as an architect, she often serves as the owner’s representative in the design and construction process and as the project liaison between all stakeholders.
Richardson brings these skills and managerial leadership to the RAUCH inc. architectural department and already has taken the lead for ongoing projects.
“I am so excited to bring my energy and guidance to the RAUCH inc. architectural team, for both existing and new clients,” Richardson said. “The ability to interact with the engineering side of the house on a daily basis aids in the transition from design to construction in a seamless way. It is great to join this inclusive team and company.”
Richardson earned her degree from the Catholic University of America and holds her AIA license in the District of Columbia and Maryland ,and has achieved her Delaware stormwater blue card.
She has served in volunteer consultant roles for the Saints Peter & Paul High School Building Committee, the St. Benedict’s Church Building Committee and as an Architectural Merit Badge Counselor for Boy Scout Troop 165.
Richardson has lived in Denton for more than 20 years with her husband and two sons, one who is serving our country in the U.S. Army and the other recently graduated from Embry-Riddle, who is seeking employment in the unmanned aircraft systems industry.
RAUCH inc. is a comprehensive civil engineering and project consulting firm. The firm offers expertise in civil engineering, project management, architecture, construction inspection, environmental services, mechanical engineering, water/wastewater, grant services, energy auditing, surveying, drone aerial and thermal imaging, and golf course design.