Richard JP Renaud, AIA, has been named director of building envelope performance for Quinn Evans Architects. Renaud, who has been with the firm since 2001, will lead the firm’s services in environmental and energy performance assessments as well as the design and detailing of building enclosures.

Renaud has more than 20 years of experience managing complex historic preservation projects, with expertise in building technology and science for a variety of design eras. He has contributed his skills in building forensics and technologically advanced envelope solutions to a wide range of landmark preservation and restoration projects, including the recent building envelope analysis of the 687,000-square-foot National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.; the award-winning Accident Fund headquarters and Knapp’s Centre, both in Lansing, Mich.; the Colorado State Capitol dome restoration in Denver; and the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies at the University of Cincinnati, designed by Frank Gehry.  
 
Currently, Renaud is involved with the renovation of the Mid-Century Modern Centennial Building in Fredericton, New Brunswick; as well as an adaptive use study of the Art Deco-style West Hospital on the Medical College of Virginia campus for Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Richard is one of the architectural profession’s leading specialists in building envelope performance. He has cultivated this expertise through his work on a multitude of complex projects, including the National Air and Space Museum, where extensive modeling has informed the modernization design. Richard’s vast knowledge and ability to perform detailed assessments and projections have been instrumental in optimizing the performance of buildings of all sizes, ages, and structure types. He has been an invaluable resource to our clients.

Larry Barr 
President 
Quinn Evans Architects

Renaud holds a bachelor of science in architecture (1994) and a bachelor of architecture (1992), both from Lawrence Technological Institute. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and serves as an AIA Michigan mentor. He is also a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Association for Preservation Technology. Renaud is a registered architect and is NCARB-certified.