Richard Lucht

Vice President, Operations Manager

Richard Lucht

Rich is charged with overseeing our public, institutional, and higher education projects.

Rich’s career spans over 21 years with an impressive roster of managing complex institutional projects for Greater Boston’s most renowned academic campuses including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UMass, WPI, Tufts University, Harvard University, and Wellesley College.

Rich understands the key to success with these projects is an extensive collaboration among administrative staff, facilities groups, community members, building users, and local jurisdictions. He brings his expertise to each project by identifying risks and incorporating new ideas to meet the growth and demands that institutional clients often face. He enjoys working on academic campuses because they are always seeking to innovate and have distinct campus attributes to attract students. He has been effective at listening to their needs, fostering collaboration, and helping them solve their varying needs.

It was under the direction of Rich’s leadership, that Commodore was able to build the state’s first Passive House dormitory. To date, it is the largest Passive House Residence Hall in New England. He has also led the charge to help us grow our public and Chapter 149A portfolio by winning work for DCR’s Northpoint Maintenance Facility, the Town of Dedham’s Public Safety Building, the Town of Arlington’s DPW Building, and the Town of Littleton’s Reuben Hoar Library.

 

How did you get into construction?
Growing up I always shadowed my father. Though he was not necessarily in the construction industry he was very handy. When I was five years old my dad started to build what would become my childhood home. I watched and observed his every move while he built the house and knew all the way back then that I wanted to be involved in the construction industry. This experience has stayed with me ever since, and I am truly lucky I was able to turn my passion into a career.

What is your favorite project you worked on and why?
The Old South Church in Boston. The Old South Church was structurally damaged by some underground work and I was tasked with leading the effort to repair the damage. It was fascinating to work on such a historical landmark and preserve the historical elements while stabilizing the building. From the Opus 308 organ to the stained glass, everything we touched had real historic importance.

Other people in Operational Leadership

Carol Roby

Director of Learning / Dean of Commodore Academy

Carol Roby

Jason Theberge

Vice President, Project Executive / Life Sciences Group Leader

Jason Theberge

Jim Stadler

Vice President of Estimating & Purchasing

Jim Stadler