Firm Profile
Rick Salpietra graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, with honors. He studied architecture extensively throughout Europe through the Universita di Firenze in Florence, Italy, European Studies Program.

He is a California licensed architect and licensed general contractor.

He has designed homes in California, Florida, Indiana,
Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Edmonton, Canada and Tokyo, Japan.
Richard Salpietra Architect, Inc.
A full-service architectural firm that specialized in
high-end custom residential design,
with over twenty five years of experience.
Residential Design
Our firm has designed homes ranging from 900 square feet to over 25,000 square feet in size. Each project is a creative and unique reflection of its owner.

As a full service firm, we design and oversee all aspects of a residential project,including coordinating with interior designers, landscape architects,contractors, mechanical, electrical and structural engineers and other specialty consultants. From the initial design sketches through the final plans, our firm creates inspiring and innovative designs presented in highly detailed construction drawings.

Our firm’s expertise in dealing with city, county andstate planning, building and zoning departments, government regulatory agenciesand design review committees ensures a smooth permit approval process. Our many years of work with a network of trusted contractors and cost estimators results in accurate bidding and pricing for our clients
Design Consulting

Rick Salpietra also collaborates with many different design professionals including architects, industrial designers, interior designers, commercial designers and other talented professionals as a consultant for design creativity. He is a valuable resource for reviewing and critiquing design concepts in terms of design quality, construction ability, and compliance with community design guidelines.


Rick Salpietra's designs have been featured on the cover of Dream Homes, San Diego Home/Garden, Better Homes and Garden, and Fine Homes and Estates magazines.