Richard S. Herman, AIA

Richard S. Herman, A.I.A.
President, R. S. Herman Architects

Richard devoted the first nineteen years of his architectural practice primarily to the hospitality industry. Upon establishing R. S. Herman Architects, Inc., it was his goal to create a diverse project base.  Although the majority of commercial projects are restaurant related, R. S. Herman Architects has completed a variety of institutional, industrial and residential projects. Richard received his California registration in 1978. He also maintains registrations in Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon. Richard is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. 

  • Loyola High School
  • Loyola University
  • University of Southern California, Bachelor of Architecture, 1971 


  • Board of Trustees, Immaculate Heart High School 

Partial Project List
(Work prior to R. S. Herman Architects, Inc.)


  • Sizzler restaurants: Prototypes, site adaptations, remodels and additions
  • International House of Pancakes: Prototypes, site adaptations (including one in Japan), remodels and additions
  • Love’s Restaurants: Prototypes, site adaptations, remodels and additions
  • Loft Restaurants (Krystal Corporation): Prototypes and site adaptations
  • Country Hearth (Borden Company): Prototype design
  • McArthur’s: Prototype and site adaptation
  • Warehouse Restaurants: Prototype design
  • Malibu Jack’s: Prototype and site adaptation
  • Burger King: Prototype design
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken: Prototype, site adaptations and remodels
  • Krystal Hamburgers (Krystal Corporation): Prototype design
  • Shakey’s Pizza: Site adaptations and remodels
  • McDonald’s: Prototype design/site adaptations
  • Poppin Fresh Pie Stores (formerly owned by Pillsbury; currently Baker’s Square): Prototype design, site adaptations and remodels
  • Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theaters: Prototype design, site adaptation, remodels
  • Gino’s East: Conversion
  • Fuddruckers: Prototype and site adaptations 


  • Los Angeles Tennis Club
  • Valley State Bank
  • Bank of America
  • KFAC FM Radio Station