Richard Braunstein

Lecturer, School of Industrial Design


  • Georgia Institute of Technology MS / Industrial Design - 1993
  • University of Connecticut BS / Graphic Design / Mathematics - 1974 


  • 2005 – Present; YKK AP America, Austell, GA Director Product Development and R&D

  • Oversee a staff of 17 engineers, draftsmen and test lab technicians
  • Re-organized department to increase productivity and efficiency
  • Implemented Stage-gate methodology and concurrent engineering practices
  • Prepare and manage department budget
  • Developed new systems for Engineering Documentation Control
  • As a result of these efforts, oversaw the design and development of 18 new products over the past 5 years
  • During that same period, oversaw the completion of 17 major product improvements
  • YKK AP Representative to the U.S.G.B.C. (U.S. Green Building Council)
  • 2003 – 2005; YKK AP America, Austell, GA, Manager – Curtain Wall Design 

    1994 – Present; Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, Adjunct Professor

  • Developed and teach core curriculum course in Sustainable Design
  • Lecturer/Instructor in numerous courses covering a wide range undergraduate studies