Richard Joined LSI in 2004 with a background in Narrative Experiential Architecture after working with Fluid Architecture on the Derwent Gateway Community Building and for Branson Coates Architects on the Millennium Dome Body Zone, touring exhibitions for the British Council, and with Land design studio working on Urbis in Manchester. At the RCA He developed a passion for artistic expression in architecture and won the Alsop and Stormer Graduate Prize (1998).
In the 10 years with LSI he has established himself as a creative designer, qualified as an architect, and developed a specialism in Education and Visitor Centre design with newbuild and refurbishment projects completed for Easton College (BREEAM Excellent), Langley School, the Forum Norwich, RSPB, and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
As the scale of his work increases, he is equally at home designing a second UTC, as he is conceiving the interior design for a reception or its bespoke furniture. He brings a fresh approach whatever the project – a Health Centre in Beccles; accommodation to insert in a Listed walled garden; or the re-branding of a corporate environment.
The opening of the Visitor Centre at Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Marshes Reserve was an act of faith, amply justified by subsequent visitor numbers. A ‘phase 2’ education centre – also designed by LSI - opened in 2015.
Simon Aspinall Wildlife Education Centre
The unprecedented popularity of the 2006 Visitor Centre meant that it soon lacked space for education and interpretation.
RSPB’s premier facilities needed overhauling, extending and diversifying to provide family-friendly facilities including a segregated Education Centre.
Beccles Community Health Campus
LSI has contributed to a number of business case and option appraisals for redeveloping the health complex at Beccles Community Hospital, and the completion in 2014 of a £5M IFC 2011 Contract concluded the third of three phases which have included works to the Community Hospital and the Health Centre.
Greater Peterborough UTC
The Greater Peterborough University Technical College will provide a new education concept for 14-19 year olds.
University Technical College Norfolk
University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN) provides a new education concept for 14 – 19 year old students within the constraints of a former light industrial unit to the south east of Norwich City centre.
LSI Architects were selected nationally by DCSF to design a pathfinder ‘State’ school boarding facility for the newly opened Harefield Academy in West London.
Islington Contact Centre
The first of several projects undertaken on the Islington Framework. This open, customer-facing reception adopted SMART working, a new ‘tone and style’, and included Childrens Services, requiring careful planning of the layout. It was completed within time and budget over eight weeks, while maintaining minimal disruption to Islington’s front-of-house services.
The Forum South Wing
A re-working of the ‘south wing’ of the Forum in Norwich, a millennium project designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners.
Two LSI teams provided segregated roles on this prestigious development converting Aviva’s HQ. One provided client liaison services for Architecture and ID, the other worked with developer LST to design a new, 1,000+ sqm atrium linked to offices and forming a new visitor entrance from the Grade 1 Listed Surrey House.
Easton College Jubilee 3
The third and final phase of new teaching and ancillary accommodation in a dramatic expansion of Norfolk’s agricultural college, over 15 years.
We’re a Sunday Times Best Small Company To Work For!
LSI Architects has been named in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For for the second successive year.
Southend University Hospital EVAR Theatre Complete
Our project to provide a new EVAR Theatre at Southend University Hospital has completed. The new Hybrid theatre will carry out endovascular aneurysm/aortic repair (EVAR) and other surgeries.
Arthur Rank Hospice Opens to Patients
The Arthur Rank Hospice has opened to patients after work has completed on the £10.5 million state-of-the-art Arthur Rank Hospice, a new 24-bed facility for the Cambridge based end of life care charity.
UEA Blackdale Student Residence Development Opens
The project, which was constructed in just 62 weeks, achieves a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating and further supports the UEA’s environmental policies and carbon reduction plans to promote sustainable design.
Go-ahead for Halesworth Information & Support Centre
The Centre is to provide information and support to the 50,000 residents that live within a 15 mile radius of Halesworth providing an important resource for those with cancer or any other life threatening illness and their families nearer to home.