DLR Group Principal Rico Quirindongo, AIA, has been working for 25 years to revitalize and reimagine Seattle historic landmarks and neighbourhoods. As Civic Design Leader for the firm, Rico believes that through proactive design, vision, and multi-agency collaboration, opportunities for social change can be realized through community-invested civic projects.
Rico works with organizations to positively influence communities through design and is committed to the betterment of his hometown, Seattle, through public engagement, design, and civic service. Rico is a recognized expert on civic projects and city-convened taskforces to create and execute processes for inclusive and authentic engagement. Rico is currently chair of the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority Council, is a Downtown Seattle Association board member, and was AIA Seattle President in 2012-13. Rico was recognized by AIA National as a Citizen Architect in 2020 and is a Northwest and Pacific Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council.