As a producer and director of architecture documentaries, Rick brings his experience as an architect to educate and make the public aware of the importance and value of architectural design. He has produced and directed over one hundred short documentaries, mostly on architecture-related subjects, totaling over twenty hours of published film. Many of these can be seen at www.ArchiDocu.com, at www.architectureawareness.com and have been published by Cultural Daily. In 2021-2022 five of his films have been officially selected by the FilmArte Festival 2021 of Madrid, by the ArteNonStop Festival of Buenos Aires 2021 (his film Piazzolla Con Brio was awarded a Gold Special Mention) and the Architecture, Design, Art Festival of Palm Springs 2022, the 2022 Sidney Australian Film Festival, the 2022 Film Arts festival – Berlin, the Kamianitz-Podilskyi Film Festival in Ukraine and the 9th Lofcinema Art Films.
As a photographer, 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. 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. During 2019 and 2020, ee gave classes on “How to Look at Architecture” at the Skirball Cultural Center, which included many of his films. is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew.
Together with his 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 in professional magazines, books, and cultural websites.
His passion for cinema runs in parallel with his love for architecture since his student 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.)
On August 31, 2022, the documentary From Ukraine to Basavilbaso was presented on a ZOOM promoted by Friends for Israel in Argentina. There were 240 registered participants.
On December 7, 2021, he was a guest through ZOOM of the Network of Jewish Women in Argentina. During the broadcast, he was interviewed by journalist and author Martha Wolff, and his film Piazzolla Con Brio was shown.
The following video was recorded on September 18, 2021, during a ZOOM conference – in Spanish – organized by Martha Wolff and Simon Etbul. The subject was “Hugo Aisenberg, Piazzolla, los judios y el tango.” There were approximately 380 participants, located in Buenos Aires, Ferrara, New York, and Long Beach, CA. Rick Meghiddo was asked to prepare a 10-minute version of Piazzolla Con Brio. You may listen to some of his comments after 01:01:00 of the timeline.