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 is the principal of Inter-Projects Architecture PLLC.  Her projects range from developing methods for participatory design to realizing buildings.  She is currently working on projects in New York, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma.  She spends her time between New York City (NY), Lakeville (MA), and Oklahoma City (OK).  She received the 2016 AIA Oklahoma Young Professional Achievement Honor Award.

Deborah is an Assistant Professor at the University 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 was awarded a 2018-2019 OU Humanities Forum Grant for her project proposal "Surface Flux."

Deborah serves on the Oklahoma City Downtown Design Review Committee.




Inter-Projects Architecture, PLLC was founded by Deborah Richards in 2014.  Deborah Richards and Zachary Colbert were partners of Inter-Projects Architecture from the spring of 2015 to the summer of 2018.  After 4 years of collaboration Deborah and Zachary decided to pursue separate directions.