Richard died Jan. 17, 2021, in Sonoma, Calif. He was born July 29, 1929, in Tarrytown, N.Y., and was raised in Jacksonville, Fla.
A student at the University of Florida when the Korean War started, Richard was drafted into the Navy. He was a member of VP-741 naval patrol squadron in Jacksonville and served on Malta as a yeoman for the judge advocate general.
After completing undergraduate studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in 1958 Richard earned an MFA in architecture from Princeton.
For 35 years Richard taught at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as chairman of the Department of Architecture and director of the graduate thesis studios. He received the Berkeley Citation for distinguished achievement and notable service to the university.
A world authority on the importance of lighting in design, Richard was the lighting designer for the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition, with responsibility for 85 acres of lightbulbs. Richard was a president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Predeceased by his life partner, Donald Ballard Rice Jr., Richard is survived by his brother, Thomas; and his nephews, William and Thomas Jr.
Graduate alumni memorials are prepared by the APGA.