Richard leads Arup’s Theatre Consulting Team in the UK, with specialist knowledge in experiential planning, systems design and performance equipment specification.
Richard is driven by an interest in the role arts and culture can play in shaping and connecting the communities they serve. He takes pride in Arup's completed facilities, which not only support and enhance their cities but also deliver broad cultural sustainability through engagement with their communities. Shakespeare North is an example of one project where an original and distinctive venue has become a hub for local regeneration.
His projects have included award winning drama theatres, opera houses, concert halls, arts centres, convention centres and landmark event spaces. Richard uses his experience as a stage lighting designer to keep a focus on the realities of day-to-day operations and create buildings that deliver exceptional experiences for audience, performers, technicians and other users.