With 40 years of experience under his belt, Rich has learned a lot about the world of design and architecture. It’s his passion. His main objective? Providing a functional design for owners and users while infusing it with timeless beauty and form. That combination is key in delivering a successful project. And to Rich, a project is successful when it attracts, retains and teaches individuals for years to come.
He’s designed and planned projects totaling $1.8B of completed construction value plus $20B of completed projects while leading the design of corporate and retail projects nationwide at Target Corporation. With 20+ industry design awards to boot, Rich is truly an exemplary architect and designer. Despite his many accolades he finds most joy in serving as a consultant and mentor to the next generation of great designers. His design experience, leadership skills and natural ability to engage with clients and colleagues make him an invaluable member of the RSP team.
Varda currently splits his time between RSP’s Minneapolis and Phoenix offices and is engaged in various design challenges across RSP’s retail, hospitality, corporate, higher education and master planning studios. When he’s not designing for clients, he’s either educating himself on design trends or sharing his knowledge with others. It’s a passion he can’t escape.