215. 888. 2012  [email protected]


1984 – present  OBUS / Richard Taransky Studio

•   Registered Architect in New Jersey and PA.


1973-6- The Cooper Union, New York City,  New York

1971-3- Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois


2016- “Emily Harvey Fellowship“, Residency in Venice, Italy

2006- “Artist Residency”, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2005- Chair, “John G. Williams Distinguished Professor”, University of Arkansas, Williams Fellow

2000 –“The Rome Prize”, Architecture, The American Academy in Rome,  Fellow of AAR


1997-07  KM Architects, Philadelphia, PA

Design Development Projects :

Mixed use residential, retail, transit complex , Amtrak Station, Wilmington and

West Philadelphia High School

1991 – 99   The Mills Corp, Washington, DC

Selected Projects : Review and coordination of tenant design at Franklin Mills Mall

Court renovations. New entries, and facilities work.

1987 – 94   The Rouse Corp. Columbia, MD

Selected Projects : Tenant Design Manuals.  Facilities work within regional centers.


The University of the Arts, School of Design, Philadelphia, PA : Foundation, Senior Studio, Case Study, Construction

University of Arkansas, School of Architecture, Fayetteville, AR : Design Studio Yr 4   “Visiting Chair”

Tyler School of Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA  : Design Studio Yr  1 & 2, Thesis Studio Yr 5, Introductory Technology,  and Advanced Drawing,

The Cooper Union, School of Architecture, New York City, NY : Thesis Studio Yr 5

Illinois Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Chicago, IL : Life Drawing

Visiting Critic

University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, University of California Berkeley, Columbia University, Pratt Institute, Harvard University,

Lehigh University, Penn State University, University of Buffalo, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Arizona State University,

The Cooper Union, City College of NY, Drexel University.

Exhibit Solo

2004- Long Hall Gallery, University Of Arkansas,“Selected Work 1976 – 01”,  Fayetteville, AR

1999- FAARM, The Foundation for Art & Architectural Research, “Present Memorials : Houses of Passage” Phila PA

Selected Exhibit Group

2015- Hooloon Arts , N 2nd Street Philadelphia PA with Sandy Litchfield

2012- The Philadelphia Sketch Club ” Drawing in Philadelphia ” curated by Alex Kanevsky and Bill Scott

2007- Janney Jaskey Gallery, “Vast Systems (Barely Holding Together)”, Philadelphia, PA

2006- The Fabric Museum and Workshop, “Selections from the Collection”, Philadelphia, PA

2006- Gallery 339, “In-Fill” with Qb3 and Plumbob, Design Week Venue, Philadelphia, PA

2001- The American Academy in Rome, “Fellow’s Exhibition”, Rome, Italy

1998- Stephan Stux Gallery, “The House for the 21st Century”, New York City, NY

1997- Tyler School of Art, “Faculty Show”, Philadelphia, PA

1996- Lehigh University,  “3 Philadelphia Architects”, The Contemporary Artists Series, Bethlehem, PA

1995- GSFA, University of Penn, “Figure, Frame, Shadow, and The Architectural Program”, with Wesley Wei FAIA

1985- Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, “Affects/ Effects”, Faculty Show, Philadelphia, PA

1977- The Walker Center, “Townhouse Competition”, Minneapolis, MN

1977- The Graham Foundation, “Townhouse Competition”, Finalist, Chicago, Illinois


2005- Penn State University,  School of Architecture,“Mistaken Identity”

2005- The Fabric Workshop, ” Selected Work”

2004- University of Arkansas, School of Architecture,“Mistaken Identity”

2002- Boston University, University Professor’s Program, “Translating Rome”

2002- Drexel University, School of Architecture, “A Critical Practice”

1999- West Jersey AIA, “A Critical Practice”

1997- Penn State University, School of Architecture,“Life Drawing”

1996- GSFA, University of Pennsylvania, “Devoured Sites”

1996- Lehigh University, “The Space of Touch”


2000- Italian Fulbright Committee Rome

2015- Stewardson Prize Committee, Regional Architecture School Award.