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Richard joined Bryden Wood in summer 2017. During this time, he has contributed to the design and realisation of a number of complex projects across many different sectors.
Projects have included working on a template for a redesign of future UK prison estate buildings, where Richard had specific responsibility for the design and co-ordination of a heavy workshop building up to RIBA Stage 3, and the detailed design and co-ordination of data centre and pharmaceutical factories in the UK, Ireland, North America and Asia as part of diverse project teams with international clients. Richard is currently working on the feasibility stage designs for the Stansted Airport Transformation Programme.
During 2019, Richard also qualified as an architect in London, but had previously completed the earlier stages of his studies in Manchester. Richard’s thesis project was the conclusion of two years’ worth of analysis on policy opportunities in the Scottish Highlands, where he proposed and designed a series of projects with Orkney Islands renewable energy as the central theme. Projects focussed on the generation, storage and distribution of renewable energy surpluses in an attempt to simultaneously address local fuel poverty and global energy demands. Whilst living in the north of England, Richard also contributed to a number of small and large, international practices in Manchester and Cheshire across all RIBA work stages.
Richard enjoys opportunities afforded through collaboration with diverse design teams, suppliers and project stakeholders and has a key interest in digital design processes and ways in which they can be incorporated into project workflows to achieve higher quality, integrated design output for a lower cost and reduced programme time than traditional methods.