Richard Hyatt was educated at the advanced placement program at
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and at the Cooper Union in
New York. Currently, Richard teaches at FIDM and UCLA, where he holds classes in architectural drafting.
Throughout his career, Mr. Hyatt has always endeavored to work on
both sides of the ‘design line’, that is, to alternate seamlessly between
design and fabrication., between design drawings and shop drawings.
“To be a good designer, it helps to know how things are built. To be a
good fabricator, it helps to understand how things are designed.”
Richards’s drawings have been used by many of today’s leading
architects and contractors, including I. M. Pei, Richard Meier, Kevin Roche
and John Dinkleloo. He has fabricated sculptures for Elsworth Kelly and
Claes Oldenberg. In his spare time he restores classic wooden boats and sails them in the Santa Monica Bay.
"Men, Women, and Boats"
Richard Hyatt's Deep Archive is a life long collection of work, including award winning and exhibition curated images. His influences are global and he is especially inspired by aesthetics from India and the Far East.
Works of Others
Richard Hyatt has spent a lifetime collecting pieces from internationally acclaimed artists. His collection is versatile and reflects the most recent art historical period.