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Principal | Dallas, TX

As a principal and lead of Ricca’s Dallas studio, Ted creates and drives project vision, adheres to programming, and provides strategic planning. In addition to overseeing the design process, he is heavily involved in the planning, concept, and schematic design phases. Ted is instrumental in guiding the culinary design team to remain focused on design intent and project goals throughout the project.

Ted joined Ricca in 2015 and has more than 32 years of foodservice design and consulting experience, obtained in previous positions as a Project Manager, Retail Designer, and Foodservice Consultant. His knowledge of both the retail and foodservice industries is invaluable. He is familiar with all aspects of a project, from planning to design, fabrication, and completion. Ted is well-versed in CAD and Revit and leads many of Ricca’s BIM initiatives.

32+ years

7+ years

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Cleveland State Community College

Tulsa Community College

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
University of California, San Diego, CA
University of Miami, Miami, FL
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
Collin College, Technical Campus, Allen, TX
St. Philip’s College, San Antonio, TX
Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX
Trinity University, Dining Facility, San Antonio, TX
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX
University of Houston. Houston, TX
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico

Scottsdale Stadium, Phoenix, AZ
AT&T Stadium, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas, TX
Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, TX
Hollywood Park Performance Venue, Los Angeles, CA
Missouri Botanical Gardens Visitor Center, St. Louis, MO
The Epic, Grand Prairie, TX

Marriott Springwood Village, Spring, TX
Red Bluff, Mixed-Use, Austin, TX
Harwood No. 12, Dallas, TX
The New Restaurant, Dallas, TX 
Hotel Crescent Court, Dallas, TX 
Statler Hotel, Dallas, TX
Fort Worth Museum Place Hotel, Fort Worth, TX
Rotary House International at MD Anderson, Houston, TX
Hilton Canopy Hotel at San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX
Witte Building Restaurant, San Antonio, TX
Hilton Canopy, Kansas City, MO
IMG Hotel, Bradenton, FL

Confidential Headquarters Campus, Bentonville, AR
KPMG Corporate Training Facility, Orlando, FL
Credit Human Headquarters, San Antonio, TX
Charles Schwab Austin Campus, Austin, TX
Texas Capitol Project, Austin, TX
ExxonMobil, Spring, TX
DynaEnergetics, Blum, TX
Alcon, Fort Worth, TX
Deloitte University, Westlake, TX
Capital One, Plano, TX
The Tennyson, Plano, TX
Visa Cafe, Austin, TX
Project Bluebonnet, Houston, TX
Vari-Desk, Irving, TX

Favorite restaurant? 

My grandmother's kitchen, there was no better cooking and atmosphere.

What is always in your refrigerator? 

Butter Pecan Ice Cream - it's always comforting to know I have a not so healthy fallback option. 

Guilty pleasure? 

I'm a bit of a Sci-Fi nut, but nothing really dark, more along the lines of the Stargate series.

Who would play you in the movie of your life?

I am hoping for Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise, but I am expecting George Costanza.

Favorite Vacation?

My ideal vacation would be sitting on white sugar sand, overlooking an emerald green clear ocean with puffy white clouds drifting overhead, holding an ice-cold beer in my left hand, and a Tom Clancy book in my right. 

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