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Richard G. Skinner III, AIA, LEED, AP

Past President


Owner; Richard Skinner & Associates, Architects

Richard grew up in Jacksonville as part of a family that settled in the area in the late 1800s. Experiencing the natural land in north Florida was as much a part of his early life as formal education. He graduated from Emory University and Boston Architectural College and has practiced architecture with his firm, Richard Skinner & Associates, since 1990.

Richard has served on the Mayor’s Parks Commission Task Force under Mayor John Peyton in 2006, and chaired the JEDC Downtown Jacksonville Pedestrian and Open Spaces Task Force in 2007. He participated in the Historic Designation of Riverside and Avondale and co-chaired the neighborhood development of Boone Park, and also served on the Boards of Greenscape of Jacksonville, Hope Haven Children and Family Clinic, The Trust for Public Land, and the Dean’s Leadership Council for the Carpenter Library at UNF.

Richard has cultivated a love of the natural outdoors with his wife and two daughters. He tries to maintain the balance between design, serving the not-for-profit sector, and finding quality time with his family.