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Richard Henry Behr Architect P.C. ​is a full-service architectural firm based in Scarsdale, New York. Founded in in 1984 by Richard Behr, RHBPC is now led by Rick's son, Mark Behr. We specialize in a client-centered approach to custom residential, commercial, and educational architecture, as well as master planning, historic preservation, and adaptive re-use. 

We invite you to learn about our services, review our portfolio, and contact us to discuss your project. We look forward to working with you.

Mark Behr


A Scarsdale native, Mark's architectural experience spans a wide array of residential, commercial, and educational projects throughout New York and New England. His credentials, community involvement, and education include:

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certified

  • Registered Architect — States of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont

  • LEED​® Accredited Professional

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)

  • Member, Committee for Historic Preservation — Scarsdale, New York

  • Member and Past Chair, Development Review Board  — South Burlington, Vermont

  • Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1994 — Rhode Island School of Design

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Richard Behr



Prior to his retirement, Richard Behr enjoyed more than four decades in architecture practice. Before founding Richard Henry Behr Architect, P. C. in 1984, Rick's extensive experience included Chief Architect of the New York State Urban Development Corporation, architect with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill International, and consultant in applied physics at MIT with Bolt, Beranek, and Newman.

Rick's master planning and design vision is evident in his wide-ranging career, including Jim Henson's Muppets Studios in New York City, the Jeddah Jetport (the largest project in the world at the time of its design), the University in Mecca, and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Closer to home, Rick designed many custom residential, commercial, and educational projects throughout New York, Connecticut, Florida, and beyond.

Rick's education includes a Master of Business Administration from New York University (1978), a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota (1965), and additional studies at MIT, Columbia, Cornell, University of Illinois, Illinois Institute of Technology. He was Adjunct Professor of Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse in the Yale Graduate School of Architecture (1971-1989) and the Pratt School of Architecture (1971-1976). He is co-author of Economics of Community Revitalization, and Design for the Elderly.

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