Richard is an award-winning, Nottingham-based architect. He is a design review expert panelist for MADE (West Midlands), Opun (Nottingham) and the Design Commission for Wales. His design for the multiple-award winning Perthcelyn Community Primary School in the South Wales Valleys was long-listed for the Stirling Prize.

He designed the multiple award-winning Academy of St Francis of Assisi in Liverpool which in the year of opening was the highest placed school in the ‘value-added’ league table of all schools in the UK. It was also described in the Independent newspaper as ‘Britain’s Greenest School’.

Richard helped design and construct several community projects in Burkina Faso, Uganda and South Africa. The most recent project ran from 2013-16, taking architecture students from University of Nottingham to build pre-school buildings in rural Limpopo in South Africa.

He set up a new start-up architectural practice in Nottingham in 2017, with his partner, Alison Davies, called Urban Fabric Architects.