Architectural Details
Corpus Christi, TX

Over 50 years of combined experience in concept design and execution of Murals, Trompe l’oeil, and Faux Finishes.
Patrick Richards

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Patrick Richards

A Moment of Architectural Wallcanvas

Details, details, intricate details….. at times it seems there are far too many of them. In truth, however, the larger picture only comes into focus because of our meticulous attention to mundane details. Architectural Details was created with the intent to transmute the mundane into the spectacular. The kaleidoscope of colors that swirl around us are often lost in the blur of a hectic schedule. Creative excellence can return the wonder of the present moment as one pauses to reflect. Architectural Details is dedicated to surrounding its clients with the choice of colors and images that create such reflections by transforming their milieu into a positive and uplifting experience of detail.

Created in 1994 by Patrick Richards, Architectural Details is a company of fine artists and craftsmen that engender the visual enhancement of all forms of architecture. Founder and owner Patrick Richards got the idea as an apprentice for the famous muralist Richard Haas. Primarily working on external projects Patrick had a vision of bringing murals to the interior of people’s homes.

After traveling extensively with his family in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Patrick formed a life goal to bring some of the wondrous art he had experienced to his own countrymen. Upon graduating from Sam Houston State, he embarked on his career as a fine artist through sculpture and other medias. Patrick soon found that it was not easy to earn a living in the art world and had to take a job on a $500,000 project in Huntsville, Texas transforming the decaying downtown area into a tourist’s delight. Soon after that experience he took a creative leap and started Architectural Details in Fredericksburg, Texas in 1994. Working out of Stonewall, a small town on the outskirts of Fredericksburg, Patrick and his colleagues traveled throughout Texas and one of the places they alighted was Corpus Christi.

The trip to Corpus Christi inspired them so much they moved their studio permanently. The transition became a match made in heaven. After helping La Bahia Restaurant in the downtown area get a new start Patrick was inundated with offers to perform his services. In the past few years Corpus Christi’s hospitality has kept Architectural Details close to its new home. You can see some of Architectural Details work at the Sharky’s downtown, the Omni Bayfront, Mon’s Authentic Thai Cuisine in Lamar Park, and Dr. Kennedy’s Dental Practice on Saratoga. Architectural Details mastery also adorns many local residences notably on Ocean Drive, in King’s Crossing and at the Great Lakes. Now Patrick and Architectural Details have found a way to travel without leaving the Corpus Christi area. Their newest innovation, wallcanvases, provide the same quality and beauty as murals but can be produced in one location and shipped anywhere for installation.

Who can define the nature of art? The walls that form the personal spaces where you live and work don’t seem likely candidates. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder and only art can move that emotional part of us all that responds intimately to the vision of beauty in a frozen moment of time creatively recaptured. Architectural Details’ newest innovation can transform your home or office into an environment that reflects your personal vision of artistic expression.

Wallcanvases are created in Architectural Details’ own Corpus Christi studio to save clients time and provide convenience whether their home or office is still under construction or just awaiting that finishing touch. Patrick and his experienced team work hand in hand with the client’s own inspiration to ensure that the creation is interactive. An exciting benefit of this new art form is an increased efficiency that saves money by reducing Architectural Details travel time to job sites and allows them to focus all of their energy on creativity. These portable masterpieces can be rolled and shipped to any location. They are seamless and can be applied as wallpaper or stretched and hung as fine art. Wallcanvases are better than wallpaper because, when properly installed, they can be taken down and moved to any new location and reapplied sans any mess. This innovative idea is the perfect concept for the home or business owner that believes that attention to details adds the decorative touch to the larger perspective. Architectural Details believes that wallcanvases will make whoever sees them pause and reflect on the inherent beauty of each present moment that is often lost in those very same details.
,br> *A.D.Wallcanvases will be on display soon at the Castor Collection in Corpus Christi, Texas.
*A.D.Wallcanvases can also be commissioned through Architectural Details or local interior designers.
*We invite you to invite us to be a part of creating your personal vision of beauty that the attention to details should reflect.
Over 50 years of combined experience in concept design and execution of Murals, Trompe l’oeil, and Faux Finishes.