Rick Gooding

Rick Gooding is a principal of CHU+GOODING Architects in Los Angeles, focusing on projects for arts-related and institutional clients. A licensed architect in California, he received a Master of Science in Architecture & Building Design from Columbia University in 1985 and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_Arc) in 1984, where he was awarded the AIA Student Gold Medal.

Rick worked as a project architect and senior associate with Tod Williams Billie Tsien & Associates in New York from 1986 to 1990. From 1994 to 1997, Rick worked for Richard Meier & Partners on the J P Getty Center, where he was a project architect responsible for all on-site interior coordination of the Research Institute Building, a 200,000-square-foot circular research library. In 1998, Rick officially joined his wife Annie Chu at CHU+GOODING Architects. In the past two decades, he has worked with a range of local and international clients including the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Disney Concert Hall, Southern California Public Radio, NFL Network, USC, UCLA, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, the Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital, and the Autry Museum of the American West.

For more than 15 years, Rick has taught at various schools of architecture and continues to be an active member of the SCI-Arc Alumni Association. At present he is an adjunct faculty member at the USC School of Architecture. Rick is also an accomplished visual artist; his Subterranea drawings have appeared in exhibitions across the country. Learn more at rickgoodingart.com.