Firm Biographies


Richard D. Wieboldt, AIA, Principal

Richard D. Wieboldt, AIA


Articulate the parts. ~ Richard’s first approach.

Spaces can speak, when designed well. They tell you what they're for, how you should feel in them, and how they relate to the spaces around them. They tell a story. At its best, Architecture isn't just a roof and walls, it's about communication. And just as he strives for excellence in the communication of his designs, Richard strives for excellence in communication with our clients. He listens to what they need instead of telling them what they should want. And only after he has sensitized himself to both the functional and aesthetic needs of a project, does he begin to design, letting the form and function develop hand-in-hand.

While some people leave the office behind when they clock out, Richard is always designing, learning, and teaching. He has the same love of Architecture as a Principal of GAA as he did as a kid on the streets of Brooklyn.

If you ever have the opportunity to ask Richard a question about architecture you definitely should, but pull up a chair, because you're going to be there a while. His knowledge and passion will first educate you, then impress you, and finally win you over.


  • Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1975
  • Master of Architecture, University of Minnesota, 1980
Registrations and Certifications:
  • Registered Architect | 1984
  • NCARB Certified
Professional Affiliations:
  • AIA, Northern Virginia Chapter Member



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