About

studio lyew is an architecture firm based in Washington DC. The office is interested in projects that build thriving communities, while addressing evolving issues such as affordable housing and sustainability. To that end studio lyew works on a range of projects including residential, healthcare, educational and mixed-use commercial projects. The firm’s approach is one that seeks elegant, inventive solutions tailored to each client’s needs, while being mindful of project resources.

Richard Lyew, AIA, NOMA
Richard has been practicing as an architect in Washington DC since 2009. He received a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the University of the West Indies in 2000, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. His background in engineering has been instrumental in his approach to seamlessly combine design with functionality. Over the last 14 years, he has worked as a successful project architect gaining experience with a myriad of building types including residential, healthcare, hospitality, education and commercial work. Richard is LEED (sustainability) certified and licensed to practice in DC, MD & VA. Outside of architecture and design, he enjoys cooking for family & friends, as well as marathon running.