Richard R. (Dick) Morse, 1944-2013
Melotte Morse Leonatti Parker, Ltd., Architects and Environmental Designers, is sorry to say goodbye to founding partner and long-time community leader Dick Morse. Dick began independent practice in 1978 with Ralls Melotte, creating a firm committed to “improving the built environment”. Dick was not only a talented designer and visionary, but worked tirelessly in the community with organizations such as the Springfield Art Association, Rotary Sunrise, Habitat for Humanity, the Heritage Foundation, First Presbyterian Church and many others.
Dick was also committed to advancing the profession of Architecture toward being leaders for sustainable living. He was a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED-AP) and Energy Star Partner.
We at MMLP will miss Dick mostly for his creative energy and humor and for the family atmosphere he fostered. We are committed to continuing the work he loved, donating time and energy to the community, furthering the practice of sustainable architecture, and striving to provide beautiful and functional spaces for people to work and live.