Richard studied architecture at Liverpool University, graduating in 1984. He then joined C A Cornish Architects in London and qualified as a member of RIBA in 1985.
In London, he worked on a broad range of commercial projects, including a department store in Wimbledon, listed office refurbishments in Fleet Street and Bedford Row, a distribution centre in Croydon as well as offices in Milton Keynes. He was appointed as an Associate in 1988, and was in charge of a £25m office development in Vauxhall, as well as leading the practice’s work for Scottish Amicable.
In 1994, Richard joined HPA and he was appointed as a partner of the practice in 1999 and subsequently appointed a director in 2003.
Richard’s main role within the practice is to manage the detailing of projects during the technical design and construction phase, as well as new business development.
Recent projects he has been involved in are Furness AMTC, Tritech, Forest Side and Hipping Hall. He is currently working on The Rampsbeck Hotel, Acorn House for the Bendrigg Trust and the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre.
When he is not working, Richard enjoys mountaineering, sailing, skiing and looking after the garden.