Richard Chenoweth AIA

Architecture and Design


Architectural services

Richard Chenoweth is a nationally recognized architect and artist with a deep interest in transit architecture, residential architecture, and historical resources.

Richard and his partner Jon Lourie designed a prototype steel and glass entrance canopy for the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority's Metro system (WMATA). The team of Chenoweth, Jon Lourie, and Richard Houghton won the international design competition for the canopy in 2001. Lourie & Chenoweth LLC went on to contract with WMATA as Architect of Record, and designed and built 30 canopies between 2002-2007. Arup (Boston) was the Engineer of Record, and Grunley Walsh was the builder. From 2013 to present, Richard and Jon have been designing a new unique canopy for the Dupont North station stop.

Residential design services and consultation

Besides transit architecture, Richard enjoys residential architecture, the adaptive use of historical forms and techniques, and the use of natural materials. He's worked on many projects that have won awards and have been featured in magazines like Architectural Digest. He consults on fine art, painting, sculpture, and furniture, as well.

Call now for residential design services or for consultation on fine furnishings or art.

In 2001, Richard won the Gabriel Prize for the study of French architecture. The Gabriel Prize, a national portfolio competition, funded a three month sabbatical to Paris, France, to study and draw 18th century buildings.

New Media

Take a look at Richard's research into the U.S. Capitol of Jefferson and Madison. This state of the Capitol was destroyed in the War of 1812 (August 1814), and has only come to light via Richard's research and recreation.

Funded in part by two fellowships from the Curator of the Capitol and many years of production work, this investigation is now generating important images and animations that help to describe the architecture and tell the dramatic story of how Jefferson and his architect B. Henry Latrobe were able to build the Capitol against all odds.

In Richard's forensic analysis based on drawings and letters, he has recreated the great neoclassical masterpiece Hall of Congress, the competing lighting designs for the Hall by Jefferson and Latrobe (only one was built but then destroyed), Latrobe's landscape plan for Capitol Hill, and the nation's first public Statue of Liberty, designed by Latrobe and carved by Giuseppe Franzoni. The colossal Sitting Liberty only existed from 1807-1814.

Richard's next goal is to tell this fabulous story of American art and architecture as a documentary movie. He's currently seeking co-producers and funding at this time. Please feel free to contact him.


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