Richard Temple

Richard Temple

Richard Temple, PE

Senior Principal
Structures

Richard leads the firm’s structural engineering practice in Florida. He has over 28 years of structural engineering design experience and has developed expertise in all aspects of project delivery, with particular emphasis on finding practical, cost-effective structural solutions to architectural challenges. Majority of his work is in healthcare, aviation, hospitality, education, office building, sports, and public use projects located all over Florida. Richard has led the design of an impressive array of buildings including such award-winning projects as the Tampa Convention Center, the NHL St. Pete Times Forum, the 36-story SunTrust Financial Centre and the Florida Aquarium. He was Past President of the American Concrete Institute - Suncoast Chapter and is involved with the Florida Engineering Society and Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham in England.

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What’s the best advice you’ve received—so far?
Work hard, do the best you can and never give up.
Why did you choose Walter P Moore?
The scale and complexity of the projects built in an urban environment... [Our] buildings become high-profile landmarks in our communities. The personal pride in looking at a building and saying, “We did that!”
What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?
…the creative design process with all members of the design team, the owner and contractor. That process requires collaboration to explore the engineering alternatives that best satisfy the competing project goals.
In a word, what should your co-workers expect of you? You of them?
Hard work. Teamwork.

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