Richard Jost is an award-winning architect and building contractor who has been working in Southern New Mexico since 1985, building handcrafted residences, retreats, and special projects for discerning clients in the Sacramento Mountains.  Using an integrated design-and-build approach with a small, dedicated crew, Richard is known for his highly personal style of working collaboratively with clients, allowing their visions to evolve into a design and into being.

Richard Jost grew up in Bakersfield, California, where he built his first house at age 19.  He was then recruited to the University of Houston on a basketball scholarship, and played for two years with the U of H Cougars under coach Guy Lewis.  In 1966 he was drafted into the U.S. Army, and honorably discharged in 1967 as a Vietnam Veteran.  He completed his Bachelor of Architecture in 1970 and began work as an independent architect and contractor in the State of Texas.  Unwilling to choose between swinging a hammer or pushing a pencil, he adopted an integrated design-and-build approach to architecture which has persisted to this day. 

Through the years, Richard Jost has completed projects in California, Vermont, Texas, and New Mexico, some of which have earned international recognition, including design work now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, NY.

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