Richard Woodling
Country Principal
VERITAS Architects USA

Richard’s 30 years of experience as a registered architect includes 10 years with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, an international architectural, engineering and planning firm. Richard opened SOM’s Hong Kong office, creating new project opportunities while directing the firm’s Asian strategic business development operations.

Richard later served as Development Director for AIG Real Estate’s Asian projects before rejoining SOM as Director of their Miami office tasked with developing new client relationships and large project opportunities throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Returning to Portland in 2001, Richard worked with SERA Architects as Principal and later as International Director for Sienna Architecture Company before starting Green Touch Design offering green design, sustainable planning and community development services. Richard now serves the VERITAS Design Group, headquartered in Malaysia as International Principal of the Portland office in the US.

Richard has been a Guest Speaker on sustainable land use planning and green design at Universities and professional organizations around the world, participating in numerous design charettes overseas while leading teams to China, Vietnam, the Philippines and the Caribbean.

Coupled with Richard’s Spanish and French fluency, his international knowledge includes eighteen years residency in the Philippines, Argentina, France, England, Switzerland, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa and Hong Kong. In 2010, Richard was appointed the Philippines’ Honorary Consul General to Portland.