Richard Wardle
Associate Director
BA (Hons) Dip Arch, ARB, RIBA

Richard joined Stanton Williams in 2000 and is the Associate Director responsible for the design of a new 33,500sqm academic facility within the first phase of the UCL East masterplan, located within the new Cultural and Education District in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. The project contains a range of collaborative, academic learning, research and teaching spaces including uses such as future global cities, creativity and material culture and experimental engineering.

Richard is also currently overseeing the design of two high-rise residential buildings within the Wood Wharf masterplan, located to the East of London’s Canary Wharf, now on site with completion in 2019, for Canary Wharf Group. Richard was Project Architect and Associate responsible for the University of the Arts London campus, which includes 40,000m2 of studio, teaching and performance space for Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. The project includes the transformation of a number of Listed Victorian railway buildings and the complex insertion of a series of new volumes containing flexible studios / workshops spaces. The campus is underpinned by the creation of vibrant new collaborative spaces to stimulate creativity, experimentation and the exchange of ideas. The project also includes a range of new retail, office, leisure and public spaces all within the historic Listed Goods Yard of the King’s Cross Central redevelopment.

Richard was also responsible for the recent transformation of The Mailbox in Birmingham, the extensive internal remodelling of an industrial Post Office sorting office and retail street into a luxury retail and lifestyle destination. Other projects for Stanton Williams include the flagship store for House of Fraser at Bristol’s Cabot Circus centre and a number of complex phased interior projects for Selfridges & Co.

Richard graduated with distinction from the University of Brighton in 1999 following which he worked on an award-winning £25 million business school at Dixon Jones.