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Richard Lefcourt

Meet Richard

With over 40 years of diversified experience as architect, planner, urban designer, and General Contractor, Richard brings a unique set of skills to each of his projects. He combines the practical needs of his clients with his ability to create solutions that are functional, aesthetically satisfying, and economical to construct.

As the Architect, Richard’s work has covered a wide range of projects large and small: master community planning, urban renewal development, new single-family custom and ‘spec’ homes, townhouses, multi-family apartments, neighborhood shops, warehouses, retail, food service and office interiors, and numerous alterations and additions.

As the General Contractor, Richard has brought his creations to fruition with particular focus on economy, detail, and ease of construction. He has built 17 custom and for-sale homes of his own design, three retail shopping centers, and several residential remodels. Richard has also critiqued the designs of other architects, sharing his experience and knowledge to make their projects even more successful.

Richard has completed projects in New York City, Washington D.C., Florida, the Bahamas, North Carolina, Connecticut, Oregon, Mexico, and Colorado.

His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Denver Post, and Suncoast Magazine.

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Experience with:

  • single family custom and 'spec' homes
  • duplexes and townhouses
  • low- and mid-rise apartment buildings
  • condominium recreation facilities
  • neighborhood shopping centers
  • retail and restaurant interiors
  • professional office building and tenant finishes
  • mixed-use commercial / industrial developments
  • site planning for commercial as well as multi-unit residential development
  • residential and commercial remodels and additions
After photo showing new kitchen with living room beyond.  Entire roof has been removed and replaced with timber trusses and motor-operated clerestory windows.


  • Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Instiute, New York, NY
  • Master of Science, Urban Design, Pratt Institue, George Washington University, Washington DC
  • Architectural and urban designer, District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency, Washington DC
  • Architectural designer: Morris Lapidus Associates, Miami Beach, Florida; Earl M. Rader & Associates, Miami, Florida; GAC Properties, Miami, Florida
  • Licensed architect, State of Florida, State of Colorado
  • Licensed General Contractor: State of Florida, City of Boulder, Colorado, Town of Erie, Colorado


  • Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • Member, The American Institute of Architects
  • Chief Building Official, Town of North Bay Village, FL
  • Member, North Miami Parks and Beautification Board
  • Publications: Washington Post, Miami Herald, Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post
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