Richman Neumann

San Francisco, California, US

Licensed architect; technology & sustainability consultant; let's make buildings 10x better, faster
Richman's Skills
Business Development
User Experience
Public Relations
Product Management

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group


About Richman

I've designed nearly $4B in construction & studied building performance extensively. With Modumate, I'm making it effortless for architects to design the best building possible.

I've founded a building design software company, Modumate, which will make architects ten times more productive, and help them produce buildings which are ten times better. These giant leaps forward come from rethinking building design in the digital age - automating the lowest-leverage tasks, and maximizing & improving the highest-leverage ones.

Powerful graphics, contextual UI, & real-time collaboration drive our technical innovation. Unprecedented performance analytics about building occupants & climate drive our building design innovation.

I've got a clear sense of the product, the market, and what they need - now it's time to get to work!

Work Experience



March 2017 - Today

Founder & CEO of Modumate, an entirely new building design solution that makes architects 10x more productive, and helps them produce 10x better buildings. Modumate produces instant, clear, complete drawing sets with no drafting required from the user, allowing architects to focus on the high-leverage goals: design the best building. Modumate also includes unprecedented performance analytics regarding occupants and the environment - so users can make decisions more confidently than ever.

BIM Technology Associate / Project Manager / Building Performance Assessor

Urban Fabrick Inc

February 2016 - Today

Manage the LEED certification process for SFO's new Terminals 1 and 3, a 4-story Net-Zero-Ready office building, parking garage, 14-story 4-star hotel, and several renovations & additions. Write updates to the San Francisco Environment Code and redesign the compliance forms (GS1-6, as found in Admin Bulletin 093). Analyze building designs using BIM modeling for: -LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) - top 5 most experienced Life Cycle Assessor on the West Coast -Carbon Footprint -Daylighting/Views -Energy Use

Licensed Architect

Mark Brand Architecture

November 2015 - January 2016

Design, detailing and delivery of high-end, single-family residential and small commercial projects in San Francisco. My roles, listed chronologically through a project, include: -Field measuring -Zoning analysis/market research -Schematic design -Cost estimating, -Title 24 -Speccing finishes and FF&E -Interior and exterior detailing -Site and building permits, planning approvals and variances -Construction administration, OAC meetings, change orders, field notes

Architectural Designer

Solomon Cordwell Buenz

May 2012 - November 2015

Design, detailing and delivery of multifamily residential and institutional projects. DESIGN ACHIEVEMENTS: -Park Lane Ala Moana (23 months), Honolulu, HI --Preschematic through CA --1.5-million-sf (720,000sf condominium, 760,000sf parking) --$575,000,000 total budget, 217 residences --Exterior wall designing, modeling, detailing --Construction Administration - RFIs, submittals, OAC meetings -320', 400,000sf 6 star hotel/condominium --Invitational competition with SCB, Tadao Ando & Renzo Piano --Primary designer of 2 out of 3 submitted schemes -101 Polk St, DD through CA -100 Van Ness, 399 Fremont, 923 Folsom, 1699 Market INTERNAL ACHIEVEMENTS: -Self-organized coordinator of software tutorials, employee headshots, biweekly internal presentation series ("Coffee Club") -Member of 4 biweekly R&D councils: Residential Design, Revit, Sustainability, Algorithmic Design -Co-founder of the SCB Algorithmic Design Studio, which employs Grasshopper and Python to solve design issues related to geometry/value calculations -Softball coach!


Carnegie Mellon University

Bachelor of Architecture, cum laude

2008 - 2013


Licensed architect in California

California Architects Board



Co-working Space

Covo, 981 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

2016 - Today