Dick is an architect / urban designer with a long history, mostly in Denver where he practiced architecture for 10 years, before joining the City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Office as Deputy Director in charge of Urban Design in 1987. Through two mayoral administrations, he worked on many of the City’s seminal projects: Stapleton redevelopment; Airport Gateway, Lowry AFB redevelopment, and the redevelopment of the Central Platte Valley. In 1996, he joined Civitas, and worked on many large-scale urban design projects, including Highland’s Garden Village, Belmar, Bradburn Village, Stapleton, and Belleview Station. In 2010, Dick formed his own small practice, Richard Farley Urban Design, but never left Civitas, working and collaborating with the studio on many projects.
Dick believes in the rejuvenating energy of cities, and the power of place making / urban design to create urban environments where people can thrive.
Dick received a Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, and a Masters of Architecture from Cornell University.