Richard M. Heinz
Principal & Vice President
Research Facilities Design
Richard Heinz is a Principal of Research Facilities Design, specializing exclusively in the programming and design of laboratory facilities for institutional, industry, and governmental clients. Based in San Diego, RFD has consulted on over 1000 projects in 46 states throughout the U.S.Rick’s career has been focused on academic science facilities for such private institutions as: Agnes Scott College, Birmingham Southern College, Calvin College, Claremont Colleges, Colgate University, Denison University, Eckerd College, Grinnell College, Hendrix College, Hope College, John Carroll University, Luther College, Mount Union College, Occidental College, Seattle Pacific University, Spelman College, St. Edward’s University, University of Dubuque, University of Notre Dame, University of Puget Sound, and University of San Diego. His public institution experience includes projects for: Iowa State University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Southern Colorado, Arizona State University, University of Missouri, Valdosta State University, Kansas State University, University of Iowa, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Montana State University, New Mexico State University, University of Virginia - Wise, numerous community colleges and six of the University of California campuses.
Mr. Heinz holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects, American Biological Safety Association, and Society for College and University Planning.
Rick has been a regular participant as Workshop leader at twenty PKAL Facilities Workshops since 1992, the 2002 PKAL Summer Institute, the 2003 PKAL Facility of the Future Roundtable at Cranbrook, and the 2005 PKAL National Colloquium in Kansas City.