He is a registered architect and has practiced architecture in Los Angeles for 30 years. Since 1987, he has been Principal of Richard Barron/Architects Inc., where he has specialized in the rehabilitation of historic structures for affordable housing. He has won Preservation Awards from the Los Angeles Conservancy and California Preservation Foundation for the rehabilitation of St. Andrew’s Bungalow Court in Hollywood, for the adaptive reuse of downtown Los Angeles’ St. George Hotel as affordable housing, and for the adaptive reuse of Hollywood’s Palomar Hotel, site of a tragic, deadly fire in 2001, as senior apartments. As a founding member of the Highland Park Neighborhood Association, he helped spearhead the passage of a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) for Highland Park, and has served on the Highland Park HPOZ Board since its inception.
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