Associate Principal

Richard Dengler

“As designers, our biggest challenge is making sense of nonsense. We endeavor to craft legible forms and ideas out of divergent constructs that evolve over time.”

Rich Dengler accepts that space is time sensitive. His work seeks elegance in the form of adaptability, often enabling an architectural resilience to the flow of time. Rich has been central to designing projects for renowned leaders in education and healthcare. He has designed for adaptive reuse of life science facilities at Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania. Recent work includes the Middleman Family Pavilion at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Kiewit Hall, an interdisciplinary home for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Engineering. 

key information


Academic, Healthcare


Philadelphia University,
Bachelor of Architecture

Southern California Institute of Architecture,
Summer Program

American University of Rome,
Study Abroad Program

Years at Ballinger