A. Richard Glance, Registered Architect + Professional Planner

In 1975, Richard Glance founded Glance + Associates, Inc. that developed into an award-winning architectural and planning firm that focused on providing each client with personal service and high quality design to meet their budgets. In 2009 Mr. Glance transferred the business to his son, who has grown it into one of the largest multi-disciplined firms in the region with over 60 employees. LGA-partners.com. Over the years Mr. Glance has utilized its workforce for selected projects that benefit from their extensive resources. Since his retirement, Mr. Glance has been involved in a few selected projects each year under the name of A. Richard Glance; Architecture+Planning Consulting Services.

As part of the original business plan, Mr. Glance continues to be actively involved in the design and construction phases of every project. He is the principal designer in additon to reviewing each document before it is released to the client or contractor. This vertical integration of the office has been the cornerstone of the firm's success over the years. Clients have informed us that they feel comfortable knowing the owner of the firm is accessible and is personally responsible for the major aspects of their project.


West Dean College, Chichester, ENGLAND
  • Architectural Conservation Certificate, 1998

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Large Scale Development & Analysis Certificate, 1977

  • University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • Masters of Urban Planning, 1973

  • Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • Bachelor of Architecture, 1971

  • Professional Experience

    Glance & Associates, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
  • President, 1975 to Today

  • Washington County Planning Commission, Washington, PA
  • A Planner, 1975 to 1978

  • Beckman, Yoder & Seay, Wexford, PA
  • Planner Architect, 1974 to 1975

  • Williams / Trebilcock / Whitehead, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Intern Architect, 1973 to 1974

  • Registration

    Registered Architect; New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania
    Architectural Historian, Pennsylvania
    Planner, American Institute of Certified Planners


    American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Inactive
    American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP) - Inactive
    National Council of Registered Architects (NCARB) - Active
    Society of Architectural Historians - Inactive
    Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain - Inactive
    Washington County Historical Society - Inactive
    Washington County History and Landmarks Foundation - Inactive
    The Association for Preservation Technology International - Inactive

    Guest Lectures

    2006 : Westmoreland Con. Dist. Sustainable Energy Conference
    2002 : Pittsburgh Art Institute
    1995 : Association for Preservation Technology, Seattle
    1994 : The Terra Cotta Conservation Group, Cleveland
    1994 : Carlow College, Pittsburgh
    1992 : Washington County History and Landmarks Foundation
    1988 : PA Planning Associate, Harrisburg
    1987 : Washington & Jefferson's President Club
    1983 : Associate for Preservation Technology, Nashville
    1983 : Carnegie Mellon University
    1982 : Alfred University
    1982 : University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
    1981 : Pittsburgh Architectural Club
    1979 : Cornell University
    1979 : University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
    1976 : Washington & Jefferson's President Club
    1975 : Rochester Institute of Technology
    1975 : Pittsburgh Art Institute


    "Terra Cotta: Rehabiliation of a Courthouse Dome"
    Association for Preservation Technology - Bulletin Vol. XVII No. 1, 1985, pp. 38-45

    Making Historic Preservation Work for You
    Washington County Historical Society, 1985

    Making Historic Districts Engery Efficient: A Case Study
    Department of the Interior, United States Government, 1983

    Engery Conservation Guidelinse: Volume 1, New Construction
    Carnegie Mellow University, Department of Architecture, 1981

    Engery Conservation Guidelinse: Volume 2, New Construction
    Carnegie Mellow University, Department of Architecture, 1981

    In Conserving Engery in Historic County Courthouses, by Gerri Hill
    National Association of Countries, Washington, D.C., 1981

    Book Review Section
    Landscape Architecture Magazine, p. 75, January 1980

    Book Review Section
    Landscape Architecture Magazine, p. 624, November 1979

    Book Review Section
    Landscape Architecture Magazine, p. 524-525, September 1979

    The Urban Enviornment & Residential Satisfaction with an Emphasis on New Towns -- An Annotated Bibliography
    Council of Planning Librarians, Monticello, IL, July 1973