Dick Pigford

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Richard Ireland Pigford (born May 4, 1947 in Birmingham; died March 31, 2019 in Birmingham) was an architect.

Pigford was the son of Joseph and Jeanne Ireland Pigford. He served in the U.S. Navy, aboard the U.S.S. Everglades, from 1968 to 1979 and then enrolled in the architecture program at Auburn University, graduating in 1974.

He joined with John Carraway in the firm of Pigford & Carraway, later called Highland Partners, and then left to start a separate firm, ArchitectureWorks, in 1995.

Pigford served on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Cahaba River Society, Create Birmingham, Region 2020, the Kingston Coalition, and the Alabama Architectural Foundation. He also served on advisory boards for the Auburn University School of Architecture and Birmingham-Southern College's Hess Center for Leadership.

In 2019 Pigford was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. In March of that year he suffered a fatal heart attack. He was survived by his wife, Dana; son Jay; and two grandchildren.