Richard Martin

Associate, Senior Architect

BA(Hons) Dip Arch ARB Registered

As an Associate and Senior Architect in Caroline Dove’s team Richard leads a variety of challenging projects from early stage feasibility and concept design through to tender, technical construction and managing projects on site.

Richard has a keen eye for detail and has an interest in the design and development of sustainable communities and estate regeneration projects.  He also works closely with many of the Part I, II and III students at HTA as a mentor through their architectural education in practice and towards their RIBA Part III qualification.

After spending nearly 5 years in HTA’s London Office Richard has relocated to the practice’s Manchester office.

Prior to working at HTA, Richard spent 6 years working for Four Point Architects as the Project Architect on a number of residential and mixed use schemes of a range of scales and complexities.   Richard gained his RIBA Part III qualification from the University of Westminster in 2009.

Richard is the Project Architect working with Countryside Properties on the masterplan and estate regeneration of New Avenue in Southgate, Enfield.  Following extensive and positive consultation and collaboration with the residents and key stakeholders planning consent was achieved in 2016 for 408 new homes, landscape and amenity benefits, large scale ecological and flood defense designs and a Community Centre.   Richard is now leading the delivery of 127 homes forming Phase 1 of the project which started on site in the Autumn of 2017.

Richard is also the Project Architect for Banbury Park in Waltham Forest for Higgins Construction on behalf of Clarion. The scheme comprises 349 new houses and apartments, office space, commercial units, energy centre and extensive landscape and amenity space, and was completed in the Autumn of 2017.

As part of the Dee Park regeneration scheme in Reading Richard lead the design of the new community centre facilities that form part of Phase 2C of the wider regeneration.  Planning permission was achieved and HTA continued working with the client Dee Park Partnerships with an extensive Stage 3 submission prior to tenders being invited.

Richard is currently delivering 65 high end apartments at the former Moorfield's School site adjoining Grade I Listed Bunhill Fields, near Old Street, London, for Hill Partnerships, on behalf of Southern Housing Group which is due for completion in early 2018.  The HTA designed scheme was consented in 2012 and has a significant location in the heart of Old Street.  The scheme combines a simple but high quality palette of materials to provide ground floor maisonettes and upper floor penthouses with extensive private terraces surrounding a landscaped courtyard.

He is also the Lead architect working with Higgins Construction to complete 80 new high specification townhouses and apartments at Gabriel Square in St Albans.