A producer and director of architecture documentaries, Rick brings his experience as an architect to help architects and institutions to promote their buildings and environments, and to educate a larger public in understanding the value of architectural design. He has produced and directed over eighty short documentaries. Many of these can be seen in www.ArchiDocu.com, www.architectureawareness.com and have been published by Cultural Weekly .
He gave classes on How to Look at Architecture at the Skirball Cultural Center during 2018, and 2019. During April-May of 2017 and 2018, he gave an eight-week class at OLLI/CSULB on “How to Look at Architecture” presenting twenty-six documentaries produced and directed by him. By popular demand, he repeated the classes in 2018 and is scheduled for new ones in April-May of 2019, including new films on Paris, Berlin, Rome, art and Architecture, and sustainability.
Rick has also documented over one hundred Frank Lloyd Wright buildings (see The Wright Way – An Overture) as well as numerous landmarks of contemporary architecture in Europe and The Americas. In 2016 he spent five months in Israel, during which he produced seven short documentaries (they were condensed into two, The City that Never Sleeps, and Jerusalem Journal. He is a winner of an Honor Award in Photography from the American Institute of Architects. Some of his 2018 selected photography can be seen in www.archidocu.com/photography-selected-photography-2018
Rick was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started his studies of architecture at the University of Buenos Aires, continued at Israel’s Technion and spent seven formative years in Rome, Italy, where he obtained a Doctor of Architecture degree from the University of Rome. He earned a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from U.C.L.A. and is also a LEED Accredited Professional. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew.
Together with wife Ruth, also an architect and urban farmer, the Meghiddos had lived and worked in Rome, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, and Long Beach. Their architectural practice has been consistently innovative, socially oriented, environmentally responsible, budget-conscious and aesthetic. Their work has been published by professional magazines, books, and cultural websites.
His passion for cinema run parallel to his love for architecture since his student’s days. His interest in multiple disciplines has led him to be a published poet, an essayist, an artist, and a real estate broker. At the Technion, he taught architectural design and coordinated research on artificial islands and taught history of architecture at the University of California, Irvine. In 2003 he was selected by the Mayor of Long Beach, Beverly O’Neill, as Board Member of the city’s Redevelopment Agency (2003-2007.)