Richard Epstein, AIA, LEED AP has more than 20 years of urban design, master planning, and architecture experience providing a well-rounded and integrated perspective to all of his projects. He has a long time passion for sustainability that has been applied to projects at all scales. He has worked in a broad range of professional settings including his own firm as well as medium and large inter-disciplinary firms. He is an adjunct professor in the Urban Design program at the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado, Denver teaching both studio classes as well as the seminar on Sustainable Urbanism. He has taught summer Urban Design Studios for the graduate program in Nanjing, China (two summers) and in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is active in civic affairs including the current president of AIA Colorado North Section and previously co-chair of ULI Colorado-Boulder. He is also a member of the University of Colorado Design Review Board (since 2013) as well as the Belmar Design Review Board since its inception. He was formerly on the Boulder Planning Board and Boulder Urban Renewal Authority. He received his Masters in Architecture from MIT with coursework in Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 1984 he was recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for which he completed a year-long study of traditional architecture in the Mediterranean and the Orient.