Richard Pedranti

Richard Pedranti

Bio

Richard Pedranti earned his Bachelor of Science, Major in Architecture, from Pennsylvania State University in 1987 which included time abroad at the University of Florence in Italy. Throughout his early architectural education, Pedranti also undertook studies at Pratt University and Cornell University spending summers as a framing carpenter and drafting at regional architecture firms including Peter Forbes Associates in Boston widely respected for its residential modernism.

To continue his formal education, Pedranti selected the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University because of its dedication to teaching the doctrines of modern architecture. There he studied under some of the world’s leading modern architects receiving a Masters of Architecture in 1990.

Upon completing his Masters, Pedranti was recruited to New York by Rafael Vinoly Architects, one of the leading modern architects of our time. While with Vinoly, Pedranti was selected to lead a team of 30 employees that delivered an essential component of the Tokyo International Forum a $2.5 billion building. After completing the Tokyo Forum, Pedranti moved to WPG Design also in Manhattan to expand his practical experience in interior design. There he served as the project manager on the Bloomberg LP account, overseeing the construction and renovation of 5,000 square feet of office space including the Charlie Rose Production Studio.

Prior to founding his own firm in 1996, Pedranti spent two years with Stephen Tilly, Architect a well-respected residential architect in West Chester County, New York. There he applied his collective experience designing several residences and a center for reproductive medicine in Brooklyn, NY.

Richard Pedranti Architect was begun in the Meat Packing District in the Lower West side of Manhattan. Licensed in Pennsylvania, New York State and New Jersey and member of the American Institute of Architects, Pedranti specializes in energy efficient residential and small commercial projects in Northeastern Pennsylvania, New York City, and Philadelphia with a particular focus on Pike County projects.

Richard became a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) in 2012. He is also a Certified Passive House Builder (CPHB), a Certified PHIUS+ Rater, and a RESNET certified HERS rater.

Articles

  • Actively Passive

    Such building consume about 90% less heating energy and 75% less overall energy than “average” new construction, according to the Passive House Institute (PHI)-