Richard graduated in 1987 from Bath University. He established Maccreanor Lavington Architects in 1992 with Gerard Maccreanor. Under his direction the office has gained considerable experience in the design of mixed-use buildings and neighbourhoods and has developed collaborations with a number of other architectural offices on a wide variety of projects.
Richard has led the office’s work on many projects, including Accordia in Cambridge, a Church and Community Centre in Salford, the Lux in Hoxton Square, London and a new hotel close to St George’s Circus, London and has worked on framework plans for the town centres in both Basildon and Chatham.
He is a member of the Europan UK steering Group, a board member of Design for Homes and has served as a consultant architectural assessor to the Arts Council of England Lottery Fund. He is on the Steering group for the Housing Design Awards, is included on the panel of enablers for CABE and is member of the East of England Design Review Panel. He has also recently accepted an appointment as a member of the panel of design advisors to the LDA.
Until recently, he was also a Studio Leader at the University of Bath where he was responsible for directing the final year Masters studio, along with Sarah Hare and he has previously taught at many other University Schools of Architecture including Cambridge, Nottingham, Canterbury, The Queens University Belfast and the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow.