Richard M. Archer, FAIA, LEED AP

Rick Archer, FAIA, is a founding partner at Overland Partners Architecture + Urban Design and plays an active role as Design Principal with a focus on projects in the areas of education, healthcare, non-profit and urban design. Under Rick’s leadership, Overland’s work has been recognized in places of cultural and natural significance, with notable awards including the AIA’s COTE Top 10 Award, Architect Top 50 Award in Sustainability and Design and the Texas Architect Firm of the Year Award among other national, regional and local awards. In his role as CEO, Rick leads an international community of creative problem-solvers at Overland. Serving as a mentor, teacher and collaborative partner, Rick is known for drawing out the best from his teams and clients. He is an active leader in community initiatives around the globe, with a focus on education, sustainability, social equity and design that inspires human flourishing.

University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Architecture, 1979, Highest Honors

Outstanding Friar Alumnus
The University of Texas Friar Society, 2007

Silver Medal – Tau Sigma Delta
Texas Tech University, 2006

College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects, AIA San Antonio
Chapter Chairman, 1999

Outstanding Young Alumnus,
The University of Texas, 1988

AIA First Award

The University of Texas, 1979

Outstanding Student of the University
The University of Texas, 1979

Learner / Achiever / Responsibility / Connectedness / Strategic