Who is Rich Varda?
Rich Varda is the Vice President, Store Design of Target CorporationRich Varda oversees an internal corporate team of 237 staff professionals that are responsible for maintaining and modifying the multiple Target store prototypes - including fixtures, store plans, interior design, architecture and engineering.Before joining Target in 2001, Mr.Varda served as a Principal and lead designer at RSP Architects for three years and at Ellerbe Becket for 15 years. Projects where Mr. Varda led the design total over $1.5 billion in construction value. These include corporate offices, hotels, mixed-use centers, academic buildings and convention centers.Prior to Target, Mr. Vardas largest project was the Kingdom Centre for HRH Prince Al Waleed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, completed in 2002. This $750,000,000 mixed-use complex includes a Four Seasons Hotel, a three-level shopping mall and a 1,000 foot high, 'world icon', mixed-use tower.Mr. Varda has received over 25 awards for design excellence from the American Institute of Architects and other industry programs. He holds an NCARB certificate and is a registered architect in 9 states. He received a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota. Most recently, Mr. Varda was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession.
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- Master of Architecture, University of Minnesota
- Bachelor of Science
- Senior Vice President, Store Design, Target Corporation
- Vice President, Store Design, Target Corporation
- Target Corporation
(2001 - )
- Principal and Lead Designer, RSP Architects
- Ellerbe Becket
on July 23, 2013