Heidi Richardson



Wellesley College, 1968-1970
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970-1971
B. A., University of California, Berkeley, 1974
Masters of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, 1977
Registered Architect, California, 1980


Heidi Richardson established Richardson Architects in 1984 after a seven year association with William Turnbull Associates of San Francisco, where she was involved in project design and management of both commercial and residential projects. In her own firm, projects have varied from modest residential remodels to large-scale commercial projects.

Her work has been published widely in Architectural Record, Architecture, House and Garden, Home, and Sunset Magazine among others.

Heidi Richardson is involved in every phase of work at Richardson Architects, giving consistency and personal attention to every detail. The product of this attitude has been numerous awards in historic preservation, interiors, seismic renovations, and in the role of Project Architect for several associations with internationally known architects.

Heidi has served as juror for numerous magazine design awards, and as visiting critic and lecturer at the University of California, the University of Sydney, and the San Francisco Center for Architecture and Urban Studies. Heidi served seven years on the Planning Commission for the City of Mill Valley and consequently is very familiar with  how to best navigate the intricacies of the approval processes of local municipalities.


Visiting Tutor, University of Sydney, Spring 1984
Design Critic, SF Center for Architecture and Urban Studies, 1980-1984
Visiting Lecturer, University of California at Berkeley, 1980-1981


Architectural Record
Bon Appetit
Decorating Remodeling
Focus Magazine
GA Houses
House and Garden
House Beautiful
Home Magazine
Northern California House and Garden
Progressive Architecture
SF Chronicle
Sunset Magazine


ASID Design Excellence Award, 1993
ASID Design Excellence Award, 1992
Berkeley Architectural Heritage Award, 1992
AIA / Western Home Awards, 1991
AIA Honor Award, 1990
AIA / Western Home Awards, Special Award for Restoration, 1989
Berkeley Architectural Heritage Award, 1988
Juror, Sunset Magazine Interior Design Awards, 1992
Juror, Western Red Cedar Residential Awards, 1992
Juror, SF Examiner / KGO TV Dream House Competition, 1992
Juror, American Wood Council Honor Awards, 1988


AIA / San Francisco Chapter, Secretary, 1994
AIA/ San Francisco Chapter, Committee to Redefine Awards program, 1995
AIA / S.F. Chapter, Advisory Design Review, Chairperson, 1990-1994
Member, AIA Committee on Design Steering Committee, 1988-1993
Member, AIA Committee on Design, 1984-1998
Member, Building Committee, Marin Country Day School, 1996-1998
Member, Friends of the GSD Library, Harvard University 1999-2006
Member, City of Mill Valley Planning Commission, 2008-present

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