“Design thinking gives us great solutions to challenges as diverse as how to create a safe street for kids to ride to school or how to reshape cities to face rising sea levels.”
Richard wears many hats well – from architect to urban designer to urban planner. After periods in our Sydney, Shanghai and San Francisco studios and now in Melbourne, he brings a truly global view to everything he does.
Richard regularly contributes to our international work, playing key roles in award-winning projects in transport, education and waterfronts – including the Resilient by Design challenge in San Francisco.
He’s a strong believer in the power of architecture to combat emerging global challenges and prepare cities for the future, and he has a particular interest in China’s urbanisation and resilience.
An insightful, articulate leader and a great facilitator for involving communities in the design process, he loves how combined, focused effort can unlock the greater potential of a place.
- Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, San Francisco, USA
- Colma Creek Adaptation Planning, South San Francisco, USA
- Google East Whisman (Middlefield Park) Master Plan, Silicon Valley, USA
- Binhai High-Speed Railway Station Interchange, Tianjin, China
- North West & CBD Metro Urban Design and Master Planning, Sydney, Australia
- XiongAn Zhaili Master Plan, China
- University of Brighton Master Plan, United Kingdom
From source to sea, over 40 years
In 1979, Hassell and Land Systems started designing ‘Australia’s first fully-realised linear park’ along the River Torrens in Adelaide, South Australia. More than 40 years later, Adelaide’s residents tell us how it became - and has remained - one of the city’s best places.
What role do creeks and shorelines play in climate adaptation? Two years after the @ResilientBay challenge, hear from the participants and see our vi…