DLR Group Principal Rico Quirindongo Named Citizen Architect
DLR Group Principal Rico Quirindongo, AIA, says he has a bit of “a board-commitment addiction.” Over his two-decade career he has given his time to pro-bono work for numerous nonprofit organizations, led the AIA Seattle board, and has worked with city officials on numerous urban renewal commissions. He currently serves as a board member for the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority Council, a nonprofit organization chartered by the City of Seattle to preserve and protect the market's buildings, increase opportunities for small and marginal businesses, and provide services for low-income people.
DLR Group Principal Rico Quirindongo, AIA.
Advocacy always has been a part of Quirindongo’s life and career starting in high school when he was part of several student leadership organizations. “It was a bug born into me,” Quirindongo explained in an interview.
“I believe architects are change-makers,” said Quirindongo. “I want all of my colleagues – and the residents of all Seattle neighborhoods – to recognize that, regardless of their station, we all have agency to champion and affect social change through design.”