Senior Design Coordinator
School of Engineering & Technology
ET Building 145B

Dr. Richard L. Hayes has over 38 years’ experience in all facets of administration, research, building technology, architecture, and the construction industry. For 16 years Dr. Hayes ran the AIA's Research for Practice Program that includes the Upjohn Research Initiative. Additionally as Director of Knowledge Resources for the American Institute of Architects in Washington DC he developed, directed, and identified emerging topics related to the built environment. Major projects included The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice 15th edition (the major knowledge source for administrative issues), Architectural Graphic Standards 11th & 12th editions, Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction: The Architect's and Builder's Guide to Design, Planning, and Construction Details, as well as overseeing the AIA’s Architect’s Knowledge Resource Program.

His professional work experience includes being with The American Institute of Architects as a program manager, the Center for Public Buildings of The Georgia Institute of Technology on assignment to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Headquarters serving as their Chief Historic Architect. He has also been the Director of an Architecture Department for a private sector firm and a Research Architect for the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory of Champaign, Illinois.

Dr. Hayes' professional registration includes architectural licenses in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Virginia as well as holding a NCARB Certificate. Georgia Tech awarded his Ph.D. focusing on architectural theory and technology in 1995. In 2014 a Project Management Professional (PMP). From 2005 – 2017 he was a Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) [Note: Certificate let lapse due to no longer being in association management.]

Since 2003 he has taught for Central Michigan University, and in 2016 joined the main campus staff. Class assignments include MSA core classes (research methods, strategic planning, and multiculturalism), and IET courses (building construction, construction management, production planning, technology and the environment).


Architectural Licenses
  • State of Wisconsin, No. 49–005, granted 28 January 1993, expires 07/31/2018
  • State of Michigan, No. 39280, issued 19 October 1993, expires 10/31/2018
  • State of Georgia, No. 8541, issued 24 March 1995, expires 6/30/2017
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, No. 0401014158, issued 20 June 2007, expires 6/30/2017
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Certificate No. 43700, issued 2 May 1993, expires 31 March 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Student Choice Award for Excellence in Teaching 2017/18, Central Michigan University, 22 March 2018
  • Book Recognition Event CMU Universities and Libraries, Central Michigan University, 12 April 2017
  • Book Recognition Event CMU Universities and Libraries, Central Michigan University, 16 April 2015
  • Book Recognition Event CMU Universities and Libraries, Central Michigan University, 7 April 2014


  • Ph.D., Architectural Theory, History & Criticism, Technology Integration, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1995
  • M.S., Historic Preservation, Architectural History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1986
  • B.S., Business Administration, Mathematics, Central Michigan University, Michigan, 1980 

Teaching History for Central Michigan University (by class)

  • Foundations of Research Methods in Administration
  • Financial Analysis, Planning and Control
  • Strategic Planning for the Administrator
  • Administration, Globalization and Multiculturalism
  • Program Management in Complex Organizations
  • People and Project Administration
  • Research Facilities Administration and Cost
  • Disruption, Innovation, Transformation, and Change 
  • Global Leadership Perspectives 
  • Directed Administrative Portfolio 
  • Applied Research Project in Administration 
  • Human Shelter and Environment 
  • Residential Architectural Graphics 
  • Construction Surveying 
  • Application of Industrial Management Principles 
  • Production Concepts 
  • Technology and Environment 
  • Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma Quality 
  • Sustainability and Green Technology 
  • Industrial Materials and Testing

Research Interests

  • System Theory 
  • Sustainability 
  • Applied Behavioral Sciences

Book-Length Projects

  • Architectural Graphic Standards, 12th Edition AIA, AIA, Wiley & Sons, (Content Editing/Advisory Board), 2016 
  • The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice (HPP), 15th ed. AIA, AIA, Wiley & Sons, (Editor-in-Chief), November 2013
  • Houses for all Regions: CRAN Residential Collection (Editor-in-Chief) June 2014
  • AIA 2010-2012 Designs For the New Decade, Design Media Publishing Limited, (content direction/editing), 2012
  • Residential Graphic Standards, 2nd Edition, Wiley & Sons (editorial oversight), 2010
  • Design Informed; Driving Innovation with Evidence-Based Design, Wiley & Sons, (content direction/editing), 2010
  • The Architect’s Guide to Small Firm Management; Making Chaos Work for Your Small Firm, Wiley & Sons, (content direction/editing), 2010

Disseminations (greater than 250 words, less than book-length)

  • Beyond Mentoring: A Model for Integration and Acclimation of New Adjunct Faculty, co-author, October 2017
  • Final Report of the Faculty Learning Community (FLC) 2014—2015 Master of Science in Administration (MSA) Core Courses: Commonalities for Student Success [AKA: MSA at the Core] Covers Activities September 2014 through May 2015 (Author) May 2015
  • Pre-conference Regional Training (CMU Global Campus Select Faculty) Final Report (Co-Author) May 2015
  • Reliable Research is a Boon for All, Architect magazine (Author), May 2014
  • AEC Research Review; A Knowledge Pyramid Model for Determining Trustworthiness (Author), Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) SBSE News Newsletter Spring 2014 
  • AEC Research Review: A Knowledge Pyramid Model for Determining Trustworthiness (Author). The American Institute of Architects AIA Architect, 21 February 2014