Richard joined HTA in 2010 as an architect and is now a Senior Associate who helps run our Edinburgh office, overseeing the portfolio of projects delivered from Edinburgh and managing the project teams. He originally joined to deliver the competition-winning bid for the Castleward masterplan in Derby and has since been responsible for the design and delivery of a wide range of residential and mixed-use projects across the country with a particular focus on masterplanning and regeneration projects.
Prior to joining HTA, Richard gained experience with large-scale masterplan and campus design projects in Boston, USA which sparked his interest in residential design and since working with HTA he has developed this by winning and delivering a number of phased masterplan and estate-regeneration projects for both public and private sector clients, giving him extensive experience communicating not only with clients but stakeholders, planning departments, statutory authorities and community groups too whilst also leading and collaborating with complex design teams.
At Castleward in Derby, Richard led the construction of Phase 1 works and helped the client achieve the country’s first award of BREEAM Communities certification and he continues to oversee the ongoing construction. He has also been involved in delivering multiple phases of Council-led estate regeneration projects at Muirton in Perth and Mill O Mains in Dundee, all of which has helped HTA develop a distinct understanding of community-led regeneration and consultation schemes.
Most recently Richard is involved in continuing to develop HTA’s industry-leading experience in design and construction of bespoke Build-To-Rent schemes and utilising off-site modular construction as he leads the masterplan delivery and construction for Greenford Green in Ealing.