- 1966-2005 (Creation)
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5.00 m of textual records and architectural drawings
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Professor Richards’ practice as a professional architect in the United States, Italy and Canada “has resulted in more than 50 buildings and projects, including work in urban design, architecture, interior design, furniture design, and graphics.” His use of “collage processes to represent conceptual architectural projects”  and his interest in the work of Japanese architects is also documented in this series.
This series begins with a number of files on design assembled by Professor Richards, including one on McDonald’s, and miscellaneous notes and sketches, mostly from the 1970s and the 1980s. The dated designs are arranged chronologically. The most completely documented projects, most with accompanying correspondence and notes, are for Arthur’s Restaurant, the two projects for Romero Romei, the Mill Cove residence, the Faenza competition, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre project, and the AIDS Memorial competition for Cawthra Park on Church Street in Toronto. Examples of his design work may also be found in Series 7 to 9.
 Professor Richard’s curriculum vitae (June 2004), p. 3 and 19.