Richard joined Warren and Mahoney as a Principal in 2003.
He grew up in Christchurch and returned there from Auckland in 1998 to assist with the design and construction of the then-new stadium at Lancaster Park.
Richard’s major interest is Canterbury projects, and the local relationships these involve. The recent earthquake event has aligned this interest with the practice’s wider focus.
“The New Zealand business environment allows us direct interaction with our clients. Building this one-on-one relationship is key to understanding client needs alongside site and location fundamentals, all combining to inform what the building will be. My interest lies in delivering a bespoke and understated design that will meet our client’s future needs in the present.”
In 2009, Richard and Andrew Barclay had their NZi3 Innovation Institute building shortlisted from entries worldwide and presented it to an international jury at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona. In 2008 Richard was a NZIA Supreme Awards Juror.
“Warren and Mahoney’s approach to the process of making buildings is one of lasting quality. On this basis a desire for design longevity reflecting clients’ aspirations underpins all our design work.”
During 2011 Richard produced Warren and Mahoney’s “10x10 Ten Thoughts for Christchurch” publication in response to the Christchurch earthquakes.
Richard is presently working on a series of new Christchurch office buildings, the restoration/repair of the Isaac Theatre Royal and the Christchurch Club, and a number of private houses. He is a trustee for Sir Miles Warren’s Architects’ Education Trust which supports education of architects in New Zealand.
Principal and Executive Director
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