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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.

Richard’s work includes Bolton College of Medical Sciences, Heath Primary School in Chesterfield, the 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 development of Enterprise Wharf in Birmingham. He also 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

Bolton College of Medical Sciences
Bolton College of Medical Sciences will provide state-of-the-art vocational, professional skills and training facilities at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Hospital. It is a collaboration between Bolton College, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust (Bolton Hospital), the University of Bolton, and Bolton Council.

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

University of Leeds Campus Decarbonisation Project
In order to reduce the operational carbon (targeting zero) and improve building performance, Associated Architects (and consultants including CPW) are assessing an initial cohort of 10 buildings to provide a study recommending targeted interventions and strategies for review with the Estates team.