Richard was a hero to the Engineering profession. He stood above everyone else, not because of his practice, but because of his dedication to the integrity of the profession and the accomplishment of so many engineers throughout the world. He was an untiring advocate for structural engineering and what it brings to the project. As an Architect and leader of one of Denver's largest firms, we often don't take the time to celebrate the contributions the structural engineer makes to the work we all do together. The architect is always the star, and the engineer and unsung hero behind the scense. Richard was truly a special advocate for the profession, investing time and energy to recognize the accomplishments that so often get unheralded. I have had the pleaseure of knowing and working with Richard for 40+ years, and I know that everyone in the architecture profession will miss him greatly. He was a special man, a wonderful writer, and a great engineer. God Speed Richard, and I know that up there in heaven, God is calling upon you to innovate the newest and greatest accomplishments in building heaven!