Heinz, Richard M.
Research Facilities Design

Richard M. Heinz
Research Facilities Design

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Richard M. Heinz is a Principal of Research Facilities Design, a 45 person consulting firm specializing exclusively in the programming and design of laboratory facilities for college and university, industry, and governmental clients. Based in San Diego, RFD has consulted on over 750 projects in 44 states throughout the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Kuwait and Egypt.

Rick has placed a personal career emphasis on academic research and teaching facilities, having worked with such private institutions as: Agnes Scott College, Birmingham Southern College, Calvin College, Colorado College, Denison University, Edgewood College, Grinnell College, Hendrix College, Hope College, John Carroll University, Luther College, Morningside College, Mount Union College, St. Olaf College, Seattle Pacific University, Spelman College, University of Notre Dame, University of Puget Sound, University of San Diego, and Wartburg College. His experience also includes projects for numerous public institutions, including: Iowa State University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Southern Colorado, Arizona State University, University of Missouri, Valdosta State University, Adams State College, Kansas State University, University of Iowa, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, New Mexico State University, University of New Mexico, University of Virginia's College at Wise, Lake Superior State University, 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, Society for College and University Planning, and Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association.

Rick has been a regular participant as Workshop Faculty leader at seventeen Project Kaleidoscope Workshops on Planning Facilities for Undergraduate Science and Mathematics, the 2002 PKAL Summer Institute at Colonial Williamsburg, and the 2003 PKAL Facility of the Future Roundtable at Cranbrook. Rick has also served as a PKAL/Keck consultant at four different institutions and was a contributing author to the PKAL Volume III handbook 'Structures for Science'.