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Richard Bowman

Position: Associate

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Richard joined Associated Architects’ Leeds office in January 2018 and was made an Associate in 2021

He undertook his Part I and Part II architectural education at the Manchester School of Architecture, completing his Part III with RIBA North West.

Richard has completed projects in a variety of sectors including higher education, residential, and workplace, incorporating new build and refurbishment projects which includes within listed buildings.

He is currently leading Heath Primary in Chesterfield that will extend the current school. Recently, he has been heavily involved in refurbishment of the Language Centre within the Grade II listed Parkinson Building and the Faculty of Biological Sciences, both at the University of Leeds. In addition, he has spent time working on the Cocoa Works residential project in York and the development of Enterprise Wharf in Birmingham.

With a former practice Richard gained experience in the residential, leisure and mixed-use sectors on projects across the country.

He has recently led our involvement in a Pro Bono project with the charity Rethink Mental Illness and contractor ISG as part of our work on Heath Primary.


Current and Recent Projects

Language Centre, University of Leeds: Two-Storey refurbishment of the Grade II listed Parkinson Building to provide high-quality teaching and learning facilities

Faculty of Biological Sciences University of Leeds: Major refurbishment of Grade II listed building across multiple phases and enabling works, £31m

The Haven, Doncaster: To support mental health charity Rethink Mental Illness, we provided designs and the planning application to convert a garage at a centre in Doncaster pro bono into a mental health triage centre in a working partnership between Rethink and the NHS.

Heath Primary School, Chesterfield: 500sq.m extension carefully designed to complement the existing 1904 character building that is of local historic significance