Richard joined the practice in 2006 was promoted to Director in 2013.
His project portfolio of schemes includes delivery of a wide range of education, civic, residential, arts, and workplace new-builds, refurbishments and masterplans and this broad knowledge helps to inform his approach. By looking at both the macro and micro scale in tandem, he ensures that individual sites within the overall strategic design provide viable, developable plots. His understanding of both public and private sectors ensures that a robust, flexible strategic solutions are developed.
Richard leads the practice’s schools projects and participation on education frameworks, directing our involvement with initiatives such as Coventry Increasing Pupil Places, Birmingham BSF and Stoke BSF programmes, the Constructing West Midlands Framework and the Department for Education’s Framework for medium sized projects. His work spans all project stages, from feasibility studies to delivery, and involves working within live school environments
His work has earned plaudits from the RIBA, Civic Trust and others, including being shortlisted for the prestigious Architect’s Journal Building of the Year in 2021 for the School of Architecture and the Built Environment and the transformation of the derelict Springfield Brewery in Wolverhampton.
Richard also has expertise of working within the context of existing buildings, including those with statutorily listings, and with a former practice he designed contemporary, contextual award-winning additions to two scheduled ancient monuments.
As Director in charge of Health and Safety, he is responsible for ensuring the effective leadership of Health and Safety within the practice, ensuring all employees receive competent Health and Safety advice to fulfil their role.