Richard Wittschiebe Hand (RWH) has been providing planning, architectural and interior design services in the southeast region since 1973. Our work is in the public, private and service oriented sectors. Our firm philosophy is to produce a sustainable design of integrity, appropriate to the budget and location, but also designed to last, standing the test of time. We focus on design simplicity, innovation, and quality to instill a sense of timelessness.
Great design is a result of the collaborative effort between the client, the users, the consultants and the architect. To that end, we diligently listen and understand our clients resulting in creative designs that are a reflection of their needs and goals. Strong design principles continually guide the process.
RWH offers the benefits of personal service by each of the partners who individually bring a comprehensive depth of professional and business experience to the firm. The practice is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE).
Carol Richard has directed a wide range of project types and sizes as principal, project manager and designer within the architectural industry since 1980. As founder of the firm, she brings a diversity of experience to the practice and has been instrumental in providing direction for the firm. In addition to her architectural focus, she manages the firm’s technologies and finances.
Janice Wittschiebe has been providing professional services since 1980 as a project designer, project manager and principal for large multi-faceted projects. As a registered architect and a registered interior designer, she brings a wide range of abilities and understanding to the company. Key to her experience has been the management of design teams, coordination of multiple consultants, contract administration and work on ADA-oriented projects as well as corporate responsibilities for marketing.
Bill Polk has been providing professional services since 1984. Bill works well in all phases of planning, design, production, and contract administration. He is especially talented at project management. Working well with owners, user groups, and consultants allows him to get the most from prescribed budgets through creative consideration of options.