Richard is a sustainable building design consultant based in Arup’s Melbourne office.

Through a Masters in Engineering with Honours in Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of Nottingham, UK, he developed a passion for sustainable building design in which he bridges engineering and architecture. For the past 10 years he has worked in the UK, UAE and Australia and is an advocate for better design, using digital tools to create better outcomes for projects and clients.

In his role as Deputy Chair of the Australian Passive House Association as well as an active and regular presenter at conferences across Australia including Green Building Day, TEMC, the Future of HVAC and Green Cities, Richard is changing the way the industry uses tools to improve sustainable outcomes. 

Recent projects include leading the sustainability for the new innovation precinct at the University of Melbourne - Melbourne Connect, where the industry leading approach using parametric design and building envelope optimisation has led to the precinct being designed to significantly improve upon standard practice in Australia.