Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés Architectes began in 1993 when Jacques Richter (Lausanne, 1954) and Ignacio Dahl Rocha (Buenos Aires, 1956) took over the previous generation's practice of Richter et Gut.
Their partnership followed a ten years friendship initiated in the USA while obtaining a Masters degree from Yale University.
Kenneth Ross (with the office from the very beginning) together with Christian Leibbrandt (who joined them soon after) lead architectural project teams. Manuel Perez (who joined the practice in 2005) leads the Construction Management team.
The practice believes in an architecture rooted in the social and urban context, detached from fashion and inspired by the historical and cultural context. Combining creativity and professionalism and covering all areas of architectural, urban and interior design services, this last area in particular being the responsibility of RDR design SA, opened in 2000.
RDR Arquitectos opened in 2005, is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and works in close collaboration with the Lausanne office. Aimed at facilitating a rich personal and cultural exchange whilst promoting a technological and know-how transfer between the two entities.