OWH Leadership

Rick J. Ottolino, AIA, Managing Principal

Rick’s 38 years of experience includes design of new facilities, expansions and significant renovations of existing facilities including an award winning addition to the historical Desloge Tower at St. Louis University’s Medical Center.  Rick’s expertise is in conceiving and developing solutions for complex design issues with clarity and focus.  He is relentless in his pursuit of design and technical excellence, and each project team he leads is challenged to continue to raise the bar. Rick is also an expert in the planning and design of imaging and radiology facilities and has served as consultant to healthcare institutions throughout the country.  Dedicated to the profession as a working member on many local and national committees, Rick has been a leader in design and technical education.

EducationUniversity of Kansas, Master of Architecture, 1979 | Bachelor of Environmental Design, 1977
Harvard University, Continuing Education: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002

Professional Registration: Registered Architect: Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin | NCARB

Professional Organizations: American Institute of Architects | National Trust for Historic Preservation | Construction Specification Institute | American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) | Missouri Society for Healthcare Engineering (MOSHE) | Certified Healthcare Constructor | Missouri Hospital Association

Professional Contributions: AIA/CPC/CSI Continuing Education Committee | AIA Design Awards Committee | City of St. Louis 1990 Urban and Modern Healthcare
Design Award 1992 | St. Louis Construction News and Review – Regional Excellence Award – 2005 | ASHE Committee for Healthcare Construction Certification | 2014 FGI Guidelines Committee