DTES Community Arts Program
Architect and engaged DTES community participant, Richard worked with his firm Marceau Evans Johnson Architects for eight years from his offices on Victory Square Park. As Chair of the Friends of Victory Square, Richard was instrumental in raising $1.1 million dollars toward Victory Square improvements and has lobbied for the ongoing park programs and events.
For his community work Richard has been awarded: the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2003 by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and the Barbara Dalrymple Award for Community Service in 2004 by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.
Richard’s professional interest in architecture is in community building through a participatory design process, which leads to successful community and education facilities. Richard’s architectural practice has brought him into many working relationships with First Nation community groups throughout BC. Richard served on the Board of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver from 2009 to 2011 and was the Chair of the Creative Pathways Advisory Committee which coordinated various community arts events in the downtown eastside from the spring of 2010 to 2011.
Now Richard is serving on the DTES Community Arts Program Committee which will plan for future programming.