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Richard Lombard

Materials Curator, VCUQatar

Assistant Professor
VCUQatar Library

VCUQatar Library, Room 2203


  • M.B.A. International Finance, Columbia University, 1994
  • B.A. Russian Studies, Dartmouth College, 1988

Previous Professional Experience

  • Chief Operating Officer, Material ConneXion, New York, 2009-2010
  • Director of Public Programs, Material ConneXion, New York, 2005-2009
  • Director of Academic Programs, Material ConneXion, New York, 2003-2005
  • Senior Editor, Sotheby’s, New York, 1999-2001
  • Assistant to the Chair, American Foundation for AIDS Research, New York, 1995-1999

Teaching Experience

  • Design Strategies and Ethics for Business, DESI 605, VCUQatar
  • Materials and Methods, DESI 510, VCUQatar 

Selected Presentations

  • Lombard, R. (2013). Grow: The future of materiality. Presented at Concept Space Opening, Katara Art Center, Qatar.
  • Lombard, R. (2013). Taseem workshop #1: The material is the metaphor is the material. Team presentation at Taseem Doha, Doha, Qatar.
  • Lombard, R. (2011). Sustainable building materials: New developments. Presented at Eco House Competition Seminar, University of Nizwa, Nizwa, Oman.

Selected Publications

  • Lombard, R. (2009). Math factor: The quest for patterns, proportions and perfection in design. MATTER magazine, (6)3.
  • Lombard, R. (2008). Luxurious necessities: Majora Carter and sustainable south Bronx. MATTER magazine, 5(3). 

Selected VCUQatar University Service

  • HBKU Faculty Advisory Committee


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