FBT Architects


Richard Perce, CLIA

Project Manager & Landscape Designer

Richard joins Groundwork Studio with roughly twenty years landscape construction, maintenance and irrigation experience in the Albuquerque area, most recently as the Water Authority’s Irrigation Efficiency Specialist. He is passionate about the interplay and relationships between communities and their surroundings. He views working at Groundwork Studio as a perfect way to combine community planning and landscape architecture. As a former arborist, Richard cares deeply for healthy trees, healthy landscapes, and ultimately, healthy communities. Richard can often be found roasting coffee on the weekends or early in the morning, walking his family dogs or riding his bike to work.

  • Education:

    Master Community & Regional Planning, University of New Mexico (in progress)
    Master Landscape Architecture, University of New Mexico (in progress)
    Bachelor of Arts – Fine Arts, University of New Mexico

  • Professional Credentials:

    Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, Irrigation Association
    American Planning Association, New Mexico Chapter, Student Representative & Executive Board Member
    Land & Water Summit, Speaker & Planning Committee