Richard Farley is an architect and engineer with long-standing professional and academic experience. He is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture teaching structures and architectural physics at the University of Pennsylvania and is the recipient of the G. Holmes Perkins Award for Outstanding Teaching. He holds M.Arch and M.S.E. (Civil and Urban Engineering), and an additional M. Arch (Studio of Louis I. Kahn) from Penn. He holds a B.E.(C.E.) in civil engineering from Manhattan College. His professional experience centers on high-tech buildings, complex master plans and mixed-use high-rise structures. Before entering his private consulting practice, he was a Senior Principal of KlingStubbins (now Jacobs) responsible for projects around the globe. In 2007, he was elevated to the College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects (FAIA). He is also a licensed Professional Engineer. His research interests focus on the application of structural innovations into mainstream architectural design.