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. He also gave classes on “How to Look at Architecture” at the Skirball Cultural Center during 2018, and 2019, which included many of his films. In 2021 three of his films have been officially selected in the FilmArte Festival of Madrid, and in the ArteNonStop Festival of Buenos Aires.
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. 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 in professional magazines, books, and cultural websites.
His passion for cinema runs in 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 the 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.)
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.