Bernhard Karpf

RICHARD MEIER HIRES NEW TEAM

Founder to step down from firm

Boutique Design

Founder Richard Meier of Richard Meier & Partners Architects will step back from day-to-day activities and help to transition new leadership to the firm he founded in 1963. In March, Meier was accused of sexually harassing five women, including four who worked for him. 

The firm has promoted Bernhard Karpf to managing principal of the New York office to lead new business development and position the company for future growth. Michael Palladino, who has been a partner and principal designer at Richard Meier & Partners for more than three decades, will continue to lead all West Coast activities with Jim Crawford. Vivian Lee, Reynolds Logan and Dukho Yeon have all been promoted to principals and will be responsible for new business as well as design and project execution.

In addition to the three principals, the firm announced that six people in the New York office have been promoted to the positions of associate principal and senior associate, including: associate principals Stefan Scheiber-Loeis, Hans Put, Ringo Offermann and Guillermo Murcia; and senior associates Amalia Rusconi-Clerici and Jerome Engelking.

Photo of Bernhard Karpf: Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects