Deborah Richards, AIA is a licensed architect in New York, Oklahoma and Massachusetts. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University where she was awarded a William Kinne Fellowship. Deborah spends her time between New York City (NY), Lakeville (MA), and Oklahoma City (OK).

She is the owner of   Script Architecture, PLLC  . The firm is located in New York City and Oklahoma City. In 2016 she won the AIA Oklahoma Young Professional Achievement Honor Award for her architectural practice. She is committed to responsible urban development and serves on the Oklahoma City Downtown Design Review Committee.

Deborah is an Assistant Professor at the   The Unviersity of Oklahoma  . She teaches architecture studio and computational design and fabrication seminars. She was the 2016 Bruce Goff Chair of Creative Architecture at the University of Oklahoma. She researches computational design methods and theory through projects such as "Surface Flux" that is being funded by a 2018-2019 OU Humanities Forum Grant. She is also currently working on researching methods in which storytelling inspire participatory placemaking.