Richard Pedranti Architect

Richard Pedranti

AIA, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C

Richard Pedranti

Richard Pedranti earned his Bachelor of Science, Major in Architecture, from Pennsylvania State University in 1987 which included time abroad at the University of Florence in Italy. Throughout his early architectural education, Pedranti also undertook studies at Pratt University and Cornell University spending summers as a framing carpenter and drafting at regional architecture firms including Peter Forbes Associates in Boston widely respected for its residential modernism.

To continue his formal education, Pedranti selected the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University because of its dedication to teaching the doctrines of modern architecture. There he studied under some of the world’s leading modern architects receiving a Masters of Architecture in 1990.

Upon completing his Masters, Pedranti was recruited to New York by Rafael Vinoly Architects, one of the leading modern architects of our time. While with Vinoly, Pedranti was selected to lead a team of 30 employees that delivered an essential component of the Tokyo International Forum a $2.5 billion building. After completing the Tokyo Forum, Pedranti moved to WPG Design also in Manhattan to expand his practical experience in interior design. There he served as the project manager on the Bloomberg LP account, overseeing the construction and renovation of 5,000 square feet of office space including the Charlie Rose Production Studio.

Prior to founding his own firm in 1996, Pedranti spent two years with Stephen Tilly, Architect a well-respected residential architect in West Chester County, New York. There he applied his collective experience designing several residences and a center for reproductive medicine in Brooklyn, NY.

Richard Pedranti Architect was begun in the Meat Packing District in the Lower West side of Manhattan. Licensed in Pennsylvania, New York State and New Jersey and member of the American Institute of Architects, Pedranti specializes in energy efficient residential and small commercial projects in Northeastern Pennsylvania, New York City, and Philadelphia with a particular focus on Pike County projects.

Education
Bachelor of Science, Major in Architecture
Masters in Architecture

 

Professional Affiliations
American Institute of Architecture
Registered Architect licensed in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey
Certified Passive House Consultant
LEED Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction

 

Committees
Member of the national education committee for Passive House Institute US
Trustee of the Milford Community House

 

Teaching Credentials
Adjunct Professor in the Architecture Department
Adjunct Professor in the College of Architecture
Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Design

 

Teaching
He is currently teaching foundations design in the School of Architecture at Temple University with former instructor and mentor Dennis Playdon. The Temple studio focuses on phenomenology as the generator of architectural form. Prior to Temple, he taught architectural design at Philadelphia University and The New York Institute of Technology. At The New York institute of Technology, he was responsible for developing the curriculum for a course in design theories of modern architecture.

 

Pike County, PA Native and Resident
Pedranti was raised in Pike County, Pennsylvania. Pedranti spent his formative years in the Delaware Valley School District and was raised in one of the great homes in Milford Borough, a grand Mediterranean Villa on High Street. He traces his early passion for design to the rich architectural legacy in the area and much of his continuing inspiration to the area’s scenic natural beauty.

After completing his time at Harvard, Pedranti made New York City his home for many years. Like so many in Pike County, Pedranti was drawn back to the banks of the upper Delaware River to establish a second home outside of New York City. He is a dedicated member of the community and recently received the Paul Harris Medal of Honor, the highest honor for public service, from Milford/Matamoras Chapter of Rotary International for his contributions to a project to commemorate the centennial anniversary of Rotary International.

An avid organic gardener and amateur horticulturist, Pedranti designed and established both home and garden on the edge of Milford Borough on the Sawkill Creek in the shadow of The Knob. He was married at this home in 2001 which now serves as the couple’s primary residence and the main office for his firm, Richard Pedranti Architect. The couple also keeps a secondary residence in historic Society Hill of Philadelphia.

When he isn’t traveling between Pike County, New York City and Philadelphia, you can find this perpetual outdoorsman and dedicated environmentalist fly fishing the Lackawaxan; kayaking the Delaware River and its tributaries; and on hot summer afternoons, returning to the swimming hole of his youth, in the Sawkill Creek at The Glen in Milford. An avid cyclist, Pedranti regularly turns hundreds of miles through Pike County’s scenic roads and mountains.

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