BRPH Expands Hospitality Team with Addition of Rick Sconyers, AIA, NCARB

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MELBOURNE, FLA. Oct. 6, 2022 – BRPH, a nationally ranked architecture, engineering and construction firm, announced today that Rick Sconyers, AIA, NCARB, has joined the firm’s Orlando-based hospitality group as a hospitality project executive.

An accomplished international architect and designer, Sconyers’ most recent roles include  vice president of architecture for IDD Integrated Digital Design and vice president of design and construction for Dakia Umusic Hospitality, a joint venture with Universal Music Group. From 2000 to 2018, he served as vice president of design and memorabilia for Hard Rock International where he managed design for all cafes, hotels, hotel casinos and live venues, including New York (Times Square), Hollywood, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and Waikiki, as well as international locations including Prague, London, Venice, Belgium and Macau. He also was responsible for the branding of the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, home of the Miami Dolphins. Prior to joining Hard Rock, Sconyers was a project architect and project manager with HOK Architects, during which time he served as project architect for Universal CityWalk™ Orlando.

“Rick is a significant addition to our team and brings a wealth of industry depth across experiential and hospitality design from projects around the globe,” said Margaret Brock, director of hospitality for BRPH. “We are thrilled to have him lead dedicated client accounts, and we know his significant industry experience will spur continued growth for the firm’s hospitality market sector.”

Sconyers has a long and proven history of weaving together storytelling, architecture and design to create an immersive experience for the consumer — a unique skillset that is invaluable to BRPH’s hospitality and entertainment sectors, both of which are based in the firm’s Orlando office.

As former colleagues, Sconyers and Brock share a mutual passion for the art of experiential design, making the decision to join BRPH an easy one, Sconyers said. “My passion is bringing strong brands to life. My strength is my experience in hospitality and themed entertainment, a combination that enhances the experience of every project. My future is with BRPH, where, with all their resources, we can grow the hospitality sector.”

Sconyers is a native of France and earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Florida A&M University. He is an avid woodworker, iconic sculptor and percussionist.

ABOUT BRPH – BRPH is a technically focused, creative architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) company providing solutions to mission-driven clients’ most challenging programs. Drawing from its technical AEC talent, the firm partners with clients in the aerospace, defense, manufacturing, commercial, education, entertainment, and hospitality markets to identify gaps in their program delivery and to create innovative solutions. Founded in 1964 to support America’s space program, BRPH is consistently ranked among BRPH operates regional offices in Orlando; South Florida; Atlanta; Charleston, South Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Seattle; Phoenix; and Palmdale, California. For more information, visit