About Rick

Rick Meghiddo is the Principal of Projects Real Estate. For the benefit of his clients, he brings in”his architect’s eye” based on a long experience as an architect and urban designer. This can be valuable to evaluate a property’s potential.

Following work as an Associate Broker of Coldwell Banker in Brentwood, which he calls “the Harvard of real estate,” he founded Projects Real Estate, a revival of his practice as a broker-architect-developer in the Westwood-based real estate and architecture firm Meghiddo Associates.

Licensed in California as an architect in 1981 and as a broker in 1985, he was involved in many transactions that integrated real estate development with architecture and site-specific artworks. Working together with wife-partner Ruth Meghiddo, an architect, former realtor and founder of Farm Urbana, he practiced extensively in Italy (based in Rome), in Israel (based in Tel Aviv) and in California (based in Westwood and in Downtown Long Beach.) His fluency in English, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew is helpful to cross cultural barriers.

A member of the American Institute of Architects for over three decades,  he created www.architectureawareness.com to help the public to better understand the meaning of architecture. He directed and produced over thirty architecture documentaries around the subject “Spaces for People.”  Cultural Weekly and in The Times of Israel published many of his blogs.

Rick was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He spent seven formative years in Rome, Italy, where he obtained a Doctor of Architecture degree from the University of Rome. He earned a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from U.C.L.A. and is also a LEED Accredited Professional. He taught architectural design and history of architecture at Israel’s Technion and at the University of California, Irvine, respectively; published six collections of poetry; is an award-winning amateur photographer and was Board Member of Long Beach’s Redevelopment Agency (2003-2007.)

For an autobiographical video, please watch Crossing Borderlands (7:47′)

Specialties

  • Assists clients to sell and buy residential property in L.A.’s Westside (Santa Monica-Venice, Brentwood, Westwood, Bel Air-Beverly Hills) and in Long Beach (Downtown, Belmont Shore, Naples, Bixby Knolls.)
  • Assists clients to buy or sell industrial property in Los Angeles County.
  • Assist clients to buy real eatate property in Israel.

Credentials

  • California Licensed Architect and Real Estate Broker
  • Israel Licensed Architect and Real Estate Broker

Specialty Markets

  • Residential Contemporary Architecture
  • Condominiums
  • Income property

Awards

  • Award of Excellence, Community Redevelopment Agency
  • Certificate of Recognition, Long Beach City Council
  • Finalist, Discovery Well Park Public Art Competition, Signal Hill
  • Best 2000 AIA Members Overseas Annual Selection: Senior Housing, Jaffa
  • Second Prize: Senior Community Center Design Competition,
  • Grant: Israel Ministry of Science Research on Artificial Islands
  • First Prize, Conceptual Competition for High-Density Housing
  • AIA Honor Award, 2011 National Photo Contest

Videos

Real Estate-Related

New House for Santa Monica Lifestyle  – Promotional at Coldwell Banker

https://vimeo.com/129324537

10601 Wilshire Blvd., #1602   – Promotional at Coldwell Banker

https://vimeo.com/126516514

Real Estate with an Architect’s Eye  – Promotional at Coldwell Banker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtWW7mCQAZ4

Spaces for People

Westwood LA – Documentary

http://architectureawareness.com/westwood-la/

Streets & Stradaccie in LA – Twenti-five tour from Santa Monica to China Town

http://architectureawareness.com/streets-stradaccie-in-l-a-2/

Downtown LA – Documentary
Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade – Documentary
The Sands of Long Beach – Documentary

http://architectureawareness.com/sands-long-beach/