Licensed Architect Colorado,
US  February 1974

LEED Accredited Professional 
June 2008

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Richard R. Heinemeyer, AIA, LEED AP

Rich retired at the end of 2013 but the firm continues today with a broad mix of clients and projects of many genres.

After graduation from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1968, Rich’s career in the Building Design and Construction Industry began as a Civil Engineer Corps officer in the US Navy.  He received special training in contact administration and construction project management and considers this particular skill to be a strong asset. 

Rich’s experience in Denver started with Davis Partnership, a healthcare specialty firm and continued with Childress/Paulin where the major emphasis was schools and college buildings.  After receiving a self-directed Master of Architecture in Solar and Energy Conscious Design from the University of Colorado in 1977 he worked for Richard L Crowther, FAIA who was a passive solar energy pioneer and provided him with a great depth of experience in low energy “green” design.  Later, after the US Green Building Council was formed, Rich achieved a “LEED Accredited Professional” designation.

Rich founded the firm SOLARCHITECTURE in 1982 and completed over 50 Passive Solar home projects.  His work in the field resulted in many published projects, awards and published research papers.  Later in 1986 changed the name to CDFM Architectural when computers began taking hold of architectural practice.  He worked applying computer techniques to the design and documentation of buildings and additionally furthered the use of the technology for Facility and Property Management.

Rich had civic involvement in the review of the City of Denver’s new form based Zoning Code, with particular emphasis on how the code affects solar access.