Meet our Executive Director of Design and Development- Bob Richmond
Well known for the many homes and buildings he's designed in our beautiful city and county spanning a 50-year plus career in San Luis Obispo, and well recognized with multiple awards for design excellence, Bob Richmond serves as the Executive Director of Design and Development for Villaggio at San Luis Obispo.
A Cal Poly School of Architecture and Environmental Design alumnus, Bob is the founding partner of RRM Design Group, one of California’s most prestigious and leading architectural and planning firms.
Approaching every design project as an opportunity to enhance one’s lifestyle, the Mediterranean Village-inspired community for Villaggio is Bob’s Vision, a design that has been around for 1,000 years with a centralized Piazza like you see in Europe with intimate courtyards and views of majestic hillsides, dynamic restaurants, dazzling outdoor community gardens, water features, and intimate spaces for enjoying spending time with one another -- a centralized place where people want to be.
With more than 1,900 projects built to date, Villaggio remains Bob’s favorite. Focusing on an enriching lifestyle, Villaggio at San Luis Obispo plans on seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, thus a sustainable and energy-efficient design and lifestyle for Villaggio.
Bob has received more than 85 national, regional and local awards for design excellence and has been published in numerous books, newspapers, and magazines.
As we enter the next phase for the community with its significant entitlement process and the appointment of a project architect, we salute you, Bob, for establishing Villaggio’s timeless architecture and its one-of-a-kind sense of place, creating an exceptional environment model for senior living and raising the bar for Life Plan Communities worldwide.