Rick del Monte

Rick del Monte

Rick is a Managing Director and the Chief Design Officer at the Beck Group, an integrated architecture, construction, and technology firm. Rick directs the architectural design for seven offices and over 160 architects. As a Senior Partner at Urban Architecture Rick transformed a small local practice into an award winning firm, then started the architecture practice at Beck by merging the firms in 1999. Before joining Urban Architecture, Rick spent nine years at KPF in New York as an Associate Principal in design. His high rise projects have had a major impact on the skylines of cities such as Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

Since joining Beck the firm has won more than 30 design awards from multiple industry groups, including 14 from the AIA and six national DBIA design excellence awards. Beck is the only firm that has been named AIA Dallas Firm of the Year and Contractor of the Year in the same year. Healthcare is currently the largest project type at Beck, and Rick is currently involved in the design of healthcare facilities in the U.S., Mexico, and the Bahamas. Rick has shared his experience at the national level as chairman of the AIA Center for Integrated Practice, the chairman of the Project Delivery Knowledge Community, a national board member of DBIA, and a founding member of the DBIA Design Excellence Council.

In the 
last four years he has organized six conferences and made 10 regional and national presentations on design, integration, and technology. He has become a resource for the AIA in helping to shape position statements on issues such as Design- Build and Public Private Partnerships. He has served on multiple professional design juries including the National AIA Healthcare Design Awards, Oklahoma State AIA Design Awards, the AIA Rio Grand Chapter Design Awards, and the DBIA National Design excellence Awards. Rick has taught design studios at the University of Texas at Arlington and served as a visiting Juror and critic at UT Austin, Texas A&M, University of Houston, and NJIT.

The International Architecture Award Yearbook

All the selected award-winning projects in global architecture

The International Architecture Awards are the largest and most extensive global architecture awards program in the world, honoring new skyscrapers, commercial buildings, urban plans, private residences and real estate projects that achieve a high standard of excellence to design.

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