Richard studied at the Architectural Association, London from which he graduated in 1986. Having Graduated with Honours he left the UK to work with the leading Architects of Australia including RAIA Gold Medal winners Philip Cox and Daryl Jackson. During his time there he was closely involved in the design of the Sydney Aquarium, the Sydney Aquatics Centre, The Bond University and a new high profile Headquarters for a Japanese Corporation in Darling Harbour.
On his return to London he spent a two year period with Richard Horden Associates as part of the Team which won the ‘Grand Buildings Competition’ and the ‘Epsom QE2 Grandstand’. He became the co-founder and sole European Director of ‘Daryl Jackson International Ltd.’ In his capacity as both Company and Design Director he worked on a wide range of successful building projects and types throughout the world.
He has enjoyed a high level of success with both Open and Limited Design Competitions and has achieved over 50 Prize-winning schemes and Awards. He has researched and written extensively on the use of materials in aggressive environments (a glossary of his findings was published by the ‘RIBA Journal’) and lectured to an International audience including giving the key note address at the Congress di Bologna, and has been responsible for a wide variety of projects from inception to completion.
He has also lectured, written and been interviewed for numerous magazines and newspapers including ‘The Times’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Financial Times’ and ‘The Independent’ and has featured widely in Television programmes including; ‘Happy Architecture’ BBC4, ‘Buildings of the Future’ Channel 5 and ‘Future Buildings’ CNN.