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Richard Chenoweth is a nationally recognized architect and artist.

In May 2017, Richard received a third fellowship from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society for another research project into the Latrobe-Jefferson era Capitol. This one is to study Latrobe's design for an Egyptian Revival Library of Congress. In the Fall 2016 Richard's article on the first Statue of Liberty was published in The Dome, the journal of the U.S.C.H.S.

He has recently completed a commission for a bas relief portrait of the Poet John Keats for an exhibit in downtown Princeton on the Romantic Poets. His bas relief portrait of Dean Alison Boden of the Princeton University Chapel won a Merit Award from the Portrait Society of America in 2014.


Chenoweth was lead designer of a prototype steel and glass entrance canopy for the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority's Metro system (WMATA). The team won a national design competition for the canopy in 2001. Lourie & Chenoweth LLC contracted with WMATA as Architect of Record, and designed and built 30 canopies between 2002-2007. Arup (Boston) was the Engineer of Record, and Grunley Walsh was the builder. New designs are pending for Dupont North Station and six sensitive sites owned by the National Park Service.

Richard also specializes in residential architecture and particularly enjoys using formal languages that are both modern and historical. Essentially - architecture needs to fulfill people's needs, adhere to the realities of the built environment and local economies, and create meaningful and beautiful spaces for people to live and work in. This is a typological approach to architecture, not strictly a stylistic one. Richard enjoys design-build and welcomes any and all inquiries about potential projects.


In 2001, Richard won the Gabriel Prize for the study of French architecture. The Gabriel Prize funded a three month sabbatical to France. He stayed mostly in Paris, drawing 18th century buildings, especially ones that were known to have influenced Thomas Jefferson, or ones that Jefferson may have known. French architectural ideas appear in Monticello, the University of Virginia, and the U.S. Capitol.

New Media

A lot of Chenoweth's current artistic subject matter relates to design and architecture and involves photography, sculpture, synthetic environments, film and video, and various digital media.

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