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Rich Tennessen

CEO : Principal

Rich Tennessen

Architecture has the ability to help client’s dreams come to life, and I believe our people make the difference. There are only a few careers where you are able to make a direct impact across the community, touching the life of every person who visits the building. As CEO of EUA am leveraging leadership across the firm to establish our vision and strategy, growing the firm to new heights. On projects where I serve as Client Executive, I'm able to get more deeply involved with our clients; from municipal approval, to big picture brainstorming, to fundraising, I am able to support the team to ensure the client’s needs and wants become a reality.  I have a passion for doing what’s right, providing honest, straight-forward and real-time feedback to help set the course for the best end result. A believer in the obligation we have to our communities we live and work in, when I’m not spending time with my family or getting outside I like to give back in a variety of ways.

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"Rich is a pleasure to work with and is very much respected in the community. He is known as a thoughtful, collaborative leader who works well under pressure and deadlines. Rich is skilled at execution and delivers on his promises. I highly recommend Rich and EUA."
Michael G. Carter, Executive VP, CFO & Chief Risk Officer, Northwestern Mutual