John E. Ward, Principal, AIA, LEED AP
Anthony McDermid, Principal, AIA, RIBA
Rick is a principal at TAP ARCHITECTURE and has been with the firm from its inception over 28 years ago. Having various roles anywhere from a cost estimator, to a historic preservation expert, his architectural expertise is enhanced by more than 22 years in the construction industry as a job superintendent and owner of various construction companies. Rick’s previous experiences as a certified professional builder, realtor, and journeyman electrician form a broad based construction background that brings practical, real-world values and knowledge to the design team. His well-rounded experience and focus on Historic Preservation and rehabilitation projects yield award-recognized dividends for clients.
University of Oklahoma
Bachelor in Environmental Design:
Construction Science w/ Distinction1976
University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction 1987
University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Architecture
with Distinction, 1975
University of Minnesota,
Bachelor of Environmental Design
with Distinction, 1974
John is a founding principal and President of TAP ARCHITECTURE, established in 1988. John oversees all phases of daily operations and has completed a diverse variety of design and urban planning projects for public sector, education, health care, corporate, and faith based clients. John is a LEED Accredited Professional and is also part of the U.S. Green Building Council. He is a past Director of the American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter as well as the past President of All Saints Catholic School Board of Education.
Rick Lueb, Principal, FCSI, AIA, CCS, CCCA
TAP ARCHITECTURE © 2017
415 N. Broadway
University of Manchester, England Bachelor of Architecture with Honors 1977
University of Manchester, England Bachelor of Arts in Architecture 1975
Anthony and his business partner John Ward founded The Architectural Partnership (TAP ARCHITECTURE) in downtown Oklahoma City in 1988. Anthony has design credentials for over one thousand projects in Oklahoma and across the nation and on several continents. In recent years, he had the opportunity to affect the urban landscape in Oklahoma City with visionary urban planning and designs that have helped reinvent downtown Oklahoma City. Anthony is not only a Licensed Architect in the state of Oklahoma but also a Licensed European Union Architect. His vast community involvement includes past President of The City Rescue Mission, AIA Oklahoma past President, and has received the Leadership Oklahoma City Paragon Award.