BSc (Hons) MA (Urban Design) DipUP (Dist) MRTPI AoU
Richard is an urban designer and urban planner with extensive experience in the preparation of design strategies and development frameworks. He has particular expertise in engaging with local communities to help shape and influence emerging spatial strategies.
Richard is a member of three design review panels, a recognition of his skills and wide experience. He has also been nominated as one of the four most inspiring people in the planning and design profession by the Royal Town Planning Institute’s 2015 Young Planner Survey.
He has prepared urban framework plans for Liverpool, Hemel Hempstead, Preston, Weymouth and Bexleyheath; neighbourhood plans for several community groups in Kent, Lewes and Bristol and has completed a place-identity and branding strategy for Bournemouth. Richard is a visiting tutor on the architecture course at Arts University Bournemouth and a teaching fellow at the University of Southampton.
Prior to establishing Feria Urbanism, Richard was an associate director at Terence O’Rourke Ltd in Bournemouth, Dorset before becoming a director at NEW Masterplanning Ltd in Poole, Dorset. He was born in Preston, Lancashire and trained at the University of Sheffield, at the University of Manchester and at Oxford Brookes University.