Rick Meghiddo is an architect, a filmmaker and a real estate broker. What links these three disciplines is his architect’s eye. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew.
Rick was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He spent seven formative years in Rome, Italy, where he obtained a Doctor of Architecture degree from the University of Rome. The Meghiddos moved to L.A. in 1977 and lived there for fifteen years. In 1980 he also received a Master in Architecture and Urban Design degree from U.C.L.A. After ten years in Tel Aviv, they resettled in Irvine first, and then in Long Beach.
Ruth and Rick Meghiddo have built contemporary residences in L.A.’s Westside and in Tel Aviv, a 115-unit senior housing in Jaffa, and designed numerous mixed-use, urban design, institutional and commercial projects. Their work has been published by Los Angeles Times, Sunset, California Homes, La Mia Casa, L’Architettura and other professional magazines and newspapers.
Rick’s joining Coldwell Banker in Brentwood was a continuation from his practice as a broker in the Westwood-based real estate and architecture firm Meghiddo Associates, where he was proud to help many clients to realize their dreams. After two years he founded Projects Real Estate with the intention of fusing real estate with architecture, but finally he chose to follow his bliss and to return to Israel.
A supporter of sustainability since his student’s days and now a LEED Accredited Professional, his interests have taken him to achievements in different directions. He produced and directed more than twenty architecture documentaries; he chaired the School of Architecture’s Graduating Projects Program at Israel’s Technion and taught history of architecture at the University of California, Irvine; Long Beach’s mayor appointed him as Board Member of the city’s Redevelopment Agency for the 2003-2007 term; and he published six collections of poetry.